These 3 States Are Facing A Terrible Christmas Tree Shortage This Year

America is facing a crippling shortage of Christmas trees this holiday season.

This sad situation is actually due to the 2008 recession. Far fewer trees were planted that growing season due to poor demand and empty wallets. Many tree farms actually went out of business, and even those that survived didn’t put many saplings in the ground.

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Fraser fir trees take about 10 years to reach full height, which means that we may see fewer trees available for the 2017 and 2018 holiday seasons. North Carolina, Oregon and South Carolina are the nation’s main Christmas tree producers, and the growers in these states are saying that the supply is far below the norm.

This could make getting the perfect tree a challenge. Additionally, prices for Christmas trees are expected to be high all across the nation this year due to low stock.