The 2017 Christmas tree shortage taking place in the United States has resulted in increased tree prices and a shortage of larger trees.
Christmas trees typically take between seven and ten years before they are full grown, and this year, farms simply have fewer to offer. Many farms planted an abundance of trees in the early 2000’s and sold them for low prices, putting other farms out of the tree business. As a result, farmers now can’t keep up with the current demand.
If you’re looking to purchase a real tree this season, you should start saving! Tree prices are expected to rise between 5 and 10 percent overall. If you are planning to shop for a specific type of tree, the National Christmas Tree Association is encouraging you to do so as soon as possible before it sells out.
If you typically wait a few weeks after Thanksgiving to get your tree, you might see especially high prices or find that there are minimal options left. You should probably consider shopping for your tree immediately following Thanksgiving in order to get the price and the tree of your liking.
Although prices will increase, trees should still remain at a manageable cost for most Americans. However, certain tree types will go quickly and trees may start to disappear fast. If you’re looking to fill your home with the sweet scent of a real tree, start looking now.
Spruce Point Tree Farm is a trusted source for hearty, beautiful, high altitude Colorado Blue Spruce Trees. We grow sell to the wholesale market by the truckload in sizes ranging from six feet to giant 20 foot trees. Contact us today to find out more about our trees and our services.