Buy Your Christmas Tree Early: There’s A Shortage In The Northwest

By Anna King
Oregon Public Broadcasting
October 24, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

…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.

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