No Christmas Tree Shortage- Pt.2
I'm Bob Larson. Don't believe it … there is NO Christmas
Tree Shortage this year!
Despite news to the contrary, while there is not as many trees
as there were at the peak ten years ago, there are still plenty of
trees for everyone!
Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association Director Angie
Smith says calm down…
SMITH … "There's not going to be riots in the streets over the
lack of trees."
Smith says if you want a tree, you WILL be able to find one
SMITH … "We are seeing that there is a tighter supply of trees.
There's not that same number of trees that there were ten years ago
when we had a glut. So, people are recommended to shop early, but
they will find a tree regardless."
But, trees do cost a bit more this year …
SMITH … "We are seeing a slight increase in the pricing of about
3% to 5%. Again, I don't think that that's a dramatic price
increase, but because of the tighter supply situation or just
because of economics 101, there is a small increase in price this
Smith says it's time folks heard the real story …
SMITH … "No reason to worry. I'm concerned that the media's
perpetuation of these untruths will drive consumers to the
artificial tree industry and I really hope that they will learn the
facts and go buy a real tree."
As the nation's leading Christmas tree producing region, Smith
encourages everyone to get out and buy local and keep our growers
Washington State Farm Bureau Report
Thursday, December 05, 2019