Christmas Tree Shortage Expected In Many Parts Of Country

People walk past Christmas trees decorating a shopping mall in Jakarta on December 30, 2021. (Photo by ADEK BERRY / AFP) (Photo by ADEK BERRY/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Some families might not be rocking around a Christmas tree this holiday season as supply chains are affecting more than just what you see on the store shelves. Christmas tree buyers are saying there will be fewer trees for trimming this year.
  • “The demand is higher for real trees than it’s ever been and a lot of my competition. My local farms have shut down. They are all subdivisions now. They’ve been scrapped. So, a lot fewer farms,” Ricky Hoybach, who owns Country Loving Christmas Tree Farm in Leesburg, Virginia, said.
  • Add on labor shortages and higher trucking prices, no matter if your tree is real or fake, and expect to pay 30% more this year.

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