Industry experts say because of the shortage and other factors, the Christmas tree shortage is likely to continue for the next seven to 10 years. Trees are more expensive this year and they'll be gone sooner than years in the past.
Siemers-Peterman told the students that Wisconsin ranks fifth nationally in Christmas tree production, with roughly 600,000 trees harvested each year and valued at more than $16 million.
Shadle said the real problem is a tree shortage.
"As far as our farm, and the northern trees, the Frasier firs that we ship in, we have plenty of those", said Stormy Doyle, with Havana Tree Farm. Despite the high prices, many of them will buy a Christmas tree.
She said they grow native trees like the Spruce Pine and Red Cedars, which can be grown locally in the Florida heat. "We can not manufacture real Christmas trees".
Melania Trump has continued the time-honored, first lady tradition of receiving the official White House Christmas tree. Go to a place that charges you one fee no matter how big the tree is. The most popular trees - like the Fraser fir - might sell out earlier than normal. He shipped an entire semi truck worth of his trees to the Los Angeles area. Now 10 years later we have a tree shortage.More news: U.S. military kills over 100 Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia
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People are already picking out their Christmas trees at Westover Christmas Trees.
However, some farmers in states like Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia say their tree supply is still in good shape.
Brentlinger, 70, has been gardening since age 6 and has been selling fresh-cut trees from his farm for more than 20 years.
In the absence of the tree sale, Mullins said the annual Kiwanis Kraft Fair has been a surprising fundraiser for the club. These trees carried an emotional attachment to Christmases of their childhood and had the added bonus of being more easily accessible. The final day depends on how many trees are left to be picked, but a good rule of thumb would be before December 20.
Okay, stra, would you believe people buy fake trees.
"I just hope they enjoy their holidays and their family, and remember the important parts of what Christmas really is (about)", Schoch said.