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Christmas tree shortages continue, signaling a dying industry?

Christmas tree shortages continue, signaling a dying industry?

Brace for sticker shock if you're planning to put up a live Christmas tree this year. Coincidentally, the economic recession around that time caused many families trying to save money to pass on buying a Christmas tree. Only Oregon exports more trees each year, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. A shortage of local trees in several US states is likely to make prices rise and the window to find a good tree much smaller.

Christmas tree farms across northern MI are working to ship trees across the country. Despite the high prices, many of them will buy a Christmas tree.

And we hope that you understand that we just don't have enough resources to find everyone that's selling trees this year, because we're quite sure there are a lot of other places around to find a high-quality tree.

Whatever the method, we can all agree that this unique trend is 100 per cent one to try this Christmas. Trees will be sold just off The Square within the fenced lot located directly across from The Hot Box.

"They are extremely welcoming people", Milnes said.

A July report from GWD Forestry predicted that recent droughts and wildfires in those two states may keep the tree shortage going until 2025. Conversely, fresh Christmas trees and boughs can be composted and many communities offer a drop off area in January to help facilitate that process.

Turn an errand into family fun memories at Bridgestone Christmas Tree Farm.

The district typically sells about 2,500 permits a year, but asked for 500 extra this time, said Ambera Kirkland, an administrative support clerk who sells the permits out of the Forest Service office in Wyoming.

While the prices of the Kiwanis trees may have been higher than the ones found at Lowe's or Home Depot, part of the price was also benefitting the community.

"We get to do a hundred other things besides pick out a tree", said Weininger.

"Bigger trees we have plenty".

This year, he got a large shipment of pre-cut trees from elsewhere and will focus on selling those instead of having customers choose and cut trees as Windy Knoll Farm has done in the past. These trees carried an emotional attachment to Christmases of their childhood and had the added bonus of being more easily accessible.

"Close to 50 percent just want to come and get one already cut", Doug Dahnke said.

Okay, stra, would you believe people buy fake trees.

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