Shortages Expected to Cause Bump in Christmas Tree Prices

Shortages Expected to Cause Bump in Christmas Tree PricesIs there a specific type of Christmas tree that you like to have in your home during the holiday season? If so, you may want to consider getting your tree early this year. That’s because a Christmas tree shortage could make hard to find some popular species of evergreens this year.

The shortage is something that Christmas tree growers have been warning people about for several months now. The Christmas Tree Association, which includes more than 700 Christmas tree farms from across the nation, realized there would be a shortage a promptly issued a warning to consumers. Unfortunately, however, most people were still too busy enjoying the sand and sun to think about Christmas. Now that the holiday season is inching closer, families may be in for a surprise when they see the price tags on their favorite trees.

The good news is, there are a few steps you can take to avoid missing out on reasonably-priced trees this year.

A spokesperson for the Christmas Tree Association told Newsweek that buying a tree between November 25 and December 1 is ideal. Shopping early can help you beat the rush and increase your chances of finding your preferred tree species at an affordable price. You should also consider shopping around at different tree farms to find the best deal.

Even though Christmas trees are going to be scarcer than usual this year, prices aren’t expected to increase dramatically. Christmas tree farmers are always worried about pricing customers out and driving them to buy artificial trees, so while prices may be slightly higher than usual, you shouldn’t have to spend a fortune on a tree. If you have a specific type of tree in mind, though, you may want to start shopping around sooner rather than later.