…Northwest tree farmers are sharpening their blades to cut and bale your Christmas tree. But be warned: you might not get that noble fir of your dreams this year due to a Christmas tree crunch in the Northwest. It takes about seven to eight years to grow a good tree. And back then there was the double whammy of a nationwide recession and a glut of trees. So a lot of tree growers got out of the game and not many trees were planted. And now we’ve flipped into a shortage.