If you want a real live Christmas tree this holiday season, you might have to pay through the nose.
According to a CTV News report, the shortage of Christmas trees in the U.S. will be affecting prices in British Columbia – a market that relies on imports from our neighbours in the South.
A typical Christmas tree cycle is about eight to ten years, and suppliers in the U.S. planted fewer seeds during the 2008 recession, which is affecting the market today.
Higher prices facing Canadian consumers
Local retailers are expected to run out of their live Christmas tree stock sooner than usual, as there simply aren’t enough to meet the demand.
Another reason for higher costs might be because wholesale costs have gone up in Washington and Oregon.
So if your heart is set on a real live Christmas tree, hit the stores and tree farms before it’s they’re all gone!