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It may be harder to find the ideal Christmas tree

26 November 2018, 07:27 | Kelvin Horton

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Thus, as the holiday season progresses, sellers mark down prices "knowing that if they don't sell them by Christmas Eve, they're probably not going to sell them", says Tim O'Connor, executive director of the National Christmas Tree Association.

That means some shoppers will be paying more or searching longer for that ideal Christmas tree.

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High Country Christmas Trees said that it's been bringing Christmas to Huntsville, North Carolina, for the last 35 years. But industry officials say there's no cause for panic buying. It's the smaller charitable organizations, school groups, and mom-and-pop operators that have had to scramble for trees. He's sold trees in Ouachita Parish for 43 years and says he's never seen a shortage like this. "There's nothing you can do about it", said Tajiri, who is fielding several dozen calls a day in Honolulu. He gets his trees from farmers in MI and North Carolina. They were expecting their final 1,000 trees to be delivered Friday. On Friday, the Bay Harbor resident spent $80 on a seven-foot tree at KB's Real Christmas Trees - her first ever.

The American Legion in Dover, Massachusetts, also had to search high and low for 450 trees for its annual fundraiser.

"The tougher thing is getting volunteers", Clark said.

Supply and demand problems are nothing new.

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But regional factors are also exacerbating the problem.

And with a farm of around 24,000 trees, there is no shortage of options at Kaleidoscope Farms. Some Canadian farms in New Brunswick are buried under snow from recent storms, making it hard for them to get trees onto trucks for shipment.

The farm offers Virginia pine trees and Fraser firs from North Carolina. The average price of a Christmas tree in the United States drops to its lowest point at $47 on December 24, according to a report by Square and the National Christmas Tree Association.

Last year: Participants in a survey from the National Christmas Tree Association said they spent $75 on average last year for a real Christmas tree.

Spencer Putman, of Weybridge, Vermont, didn't worry himself about a purchase. "Most all of them we grow except the ones we don't grow".

With the lean supply, shoppers might want to start early if they want a lot of choice and variety.

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