In what could turn out to be good news for the artificial Christmas tree industry, experts are predicting a shortage of real trees this year.
I’m sure you remember from high school…. High demand, low supply……it’s gonna cost you!
Get ready to shell out some bucks for a real tree this year.
The limited inventory is the result of factors that go all the way back to 2008. Saw this story on Today.com
Because the U.S. was in the midst of a recession, farmers planted far fewer trees that year; trees that would have grown and been sold this year. Of the trees that did get planted, thousands that were planted in Oregon and North Carolina didn’t do that well because of the hot, dry summers in 2017 and 2018.
I guess Christmas trees have to be planted every single year…. basically, if you plant 1,000, then 10 years later 1,000 will be ready. But if you lose some, then…well.
Do you have yours up yet??