Christmas tree shortage expected to drive up prices

If you're planning on buying a real Christmas tree this year, be prepared to pay more!

Prices growing about 10 percent compared to last year because of a Christmas tree shortage.

The trees most people want are between six and ten feet and they were planted a decade ago. That's when the economic recession hit and not as many people bought trees back then so farmers planted fewer trees going forward. Now, ten years later we are seeing the effects.

The average cost of a Christmas tree will set you back around $80 this season.

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