Christmas Tree Growers Warn of Tight Supplies-US News | The Epoch Times

Most people prefer to buy their Christmas tree early, while some wait till the last minute. Whether real Douglas fir or faux balsam, “Oh Tannenbaum” has always been in abundant supply come holiday season. This year may be different. Labor shortages, supply chain issues, transportation problems—and even Mother Nature—have all put the squeeze on Christmas tree farms and artificial-tree suppliers, according to Jami Warner, executive director of the American Christmas Tree Association. “It’s been really tough. It’s a tough year for all consumer goods. Everything is more expensive,” Warner told The Epoch Times. Many of the artificial trees bound for retail store shelves are currently stuck on cargo ships parked off the California coastline, creating a “log jam” of products, Warner said. “However, that doesn’t mean they’re not coming in,” she said of the artificial trees made overseas. Warner said about 70 percent of the artificial trees normally arrive by …

Allan Stein

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