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Christmas trees go up in price

Christmas trees go up in price

The Christmas tree industry in CT has grown significantly in recent years and now contributes about $10 million in annual economic activity.

For anyone who could be left pining for a real live Christmas tree, the best advice is to start tree shopping early.

"Seeing families together enjoying being outside", he says, "looking through the trees".

You should also measure your space and get a tree that fits your space, make sure the tree you pick is fresh.

"Prices are definitely up", Zellner said. And the Beaver State is facing an especially short supply this year - and that's affected California and other West Coast tree sellers.

"Wholesale prices from the Pacific Northwest have gone up 50 percent", Coan said.

The number of tree growers is also declining.

But that even locally growing trees isn't an easy process and takes years and years of work. Macy tried to purchase Grand firs from OR, but the farmer had to cancel the sale because a heat wave "fried the trees", Macy said. "There's been a fairly significant increase in prices from a year ago". The lack of water weakened the trees and stunted their growth.

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"If we still have trees, we'll be opening presents here on the 25th", Falco said. Trucks that used to cost her $3,000 to hire now cost $4,000, she said.

That sentiment might be honest, but it's also strategic.

It's a classic example of supply and demand, National Christmas Tree Association spokesman Doug Hundley said. "So you have to manicure the tree as it goes".

"In the last five years, the prices at the farm have nearly more than doubled,"Falco said".

But, he warned, the fake trees "are going to be in landfills forever".

"This is not corporate farming", he said, adding that the trees are "a labor-intensive crop".

"We heard there was a shortage of Christmas trees this year, so we chose to come out before the crowds picked them and we'd get first selection", Kugley said. It's a family tradition that they do every year, but it's their first time doing it at Pepper.

"By purchasing locally-grown Christmas trees and holiday greens, CT residents can have a direct influence on keeping forests as forest and farms as farms". For many people, the tradition is cutting down their own tree.

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