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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — ‘Tis the season for decking the halls, but if you plan to buy a Christmas tree this year, you may be paying a bit more than previous years. Christmas tree prices are climbing nationwide due to shorter supplies.
The Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association says there is a tree shortage across the country.
The organization blames the great recession in 2008.
They say there was oversupply about 10 years ago and growers planted fewer trees to save money.
The effects of that are now being felt around the country.
The association warns shoppers can now expect fewer trees to pick from and higher prices for the trees they do find.
They say you could pay ten percent more for a tree this year.
So what’s the most difficult tree to find? Noble Firs are in high demand but short supply on the West coast and Fraser Firs, the most popular tree on the East Coast.