If you are out hunting for a real Christmas tree this year experts say with tight supplies of available trees, the sooner you do your tree hunting the better.  But it does look like everybody who wants a real tree will be able to have one but finding one a few days before Christmas might be challenging.  Now when it comes to what we’ll pay for our Christmas tree compared to last year.


“We do think prices will be a little higher maybe 5 to 10%,”  said Tim O'Connor with the National Christmas Tree Association.  He said just like everybody else Christmas tree growers are paying higher prices for what they need to produce those trees and operate their businesses.


“Fuel is up 70% fertilizers up 300% labor equipment parts you name it everything that a grower purchases are up.”


And O’Connor noted it also costs more, a lot more, to ship Christmas trees to tree lots and retailers.


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