Christmas Tree Shortage Could Mean Trees Will Cost More Green

People looking to buy a fresh-cut Christmas tree this year might be paying a little more.

Climate conditions have hampered tree growth in some of the nation's biggest tree-growing states like Oregon and North Carolina. 

It's the result of a shortage of seedlings eight to ten years ago and the dry, hot summers of 2017 and 2018, which destroyed thousands of younger trees. 

While there are still trees this year, many are smaller than those in years past. 

 
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