Christmas tree shortage across US heading into holiday season

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(WWLP/CNN) – Higher prices and shorter supplies, two things no one wants to hear when it comes to Christmas. It’s a symbol of the Christmas season, but this year a noble fir may be hard to come by. 

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 over supply 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 shopper 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.

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