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Westover Christmas Trees open for holiday season

Westover Christmas Trees open for holiday season

A Christmas tree shortage may keep you from having the ideal live tree for the holidays!

Now those trees are fully grown, but there are fewer of them to go around, and there are more people looking to buy real trees. Retailers paid just $12 for trees that cost farmers $16 to produce, so the farmers opted not to plant Christmas trees, and in some cases even tore the trees out to replace them with crops they hoped would prove more lucrative, such as blueberries or hazelnuts.

If you want to avoid the crowds, Dale suggests visiting the farm on Thanksgiving Day or during a weekday.

You will be able to buy their 5-6ft trees for £29.99, 6-7ft for £39.99 and 7-8ft for £49.99.

In the case of the Pacific Northwest region, Christmas tree supplies have been hit by a combination of problems.

Sellers added that while real trees are likely to be pricier in 2017, they are mindful of not pushing their customers into a plastic alternative. We are bringing that back this year with "Oh Christmas Tree" which is our benefit event for the hippodrome colony historical theatre association; the non-profit that preserves this theater and helps bring educational programs to our stage and the community.

"The main thing that keeps us doing the Christmas Tree farm is the people who come out this time of year".

"There is going to be a shortage for Christmas trees for the next four to five years, and then everything should start bouncing back after that", explained Joshua Stetson of Howell Brothers Farm in Spartan.

Christmas trees may be harder to come by in Utah this year due to regional shortage

It's time to pick out that Christmas tree.

It's because there's going to be a shortage due to farmers not having a good harvest.

"Anytime you have a supply demand balance that changes in favor of the demand, people can get more (money) for them", Hundley said.

"I've been calling them continuously that load was supposed to was supposed to be here last week, it still is not even loaded", Phil Wegman said of an awaited shipment of Frasier Firs and White Pines from MI.

Tree farms and stands typically see their busiest days during the weekend after Thanksgiving. The Oregon Department of Agriculture published data showing that between 2010 and 2015, the number of active tree growers dropped by more than 30%, from 699 to 485. About 20% of the 1,500 trees planted in the spring didn't survive, but Huntley says it doesn't have a huge affect on their operations.

According to a report from GWD Forestry, the shortage of popular-sized trees could last until 2025.

It takes trees about six to 10 years to grow.