Nationwide Christmas tree shortage driving up prices

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But to get the cream of the holiday crop you may want to secure a tree early in the season.

He's selling Fraser Fir trees for $85 to $95. Cost-U-Less Tamuning has 350 trees for sale, and the Harmon location has 300.

Favorite Tree: Noble firs due to their smell.

Some sellers used some of their 2017 supply of trees in 2016 after overselling their supplies, which made the shortage even more pronounced this year, the report noted. "Elf" trees are $29.99. "We can not manufacture real Christmas trees".

Over the river and through the woods, to pick out a tree you go. They're more efficient than regular light strings and don't put off as much heat. "Our biggest challenges are having enough trees to supply customers and just getting phone calls after phone calls after phone calls of people desperate for trees that don't exist", Jason Hupp of Hupp Farms in OR told Statesman Journal.

And while trees may be in short supply elsewhere in the United States, you'll have plenty of spruce, pine and fir to choose from in New Jersey. Don't place the tree in high-traffic areas where it could get knocked over by children or pets.

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Have your ornaments unpacked and ready.

Dahnke's employs about a dozen workers who make wreaths, grave pillows and blankets, and evergreen crosses.

"We think anybody looking for a real tree should be able to get one", he said.

The practice helps ensure healthy trees, Trent Dahnke said. Touch the needles and branches to see if a significant amount comes off in your hand. Wear an old pair of gloves when sawing off branches to avoid getting tree sap on your hands.

Actually Brentlinger and the Dahnkes do the cutting for customers after they select their ideal tree, though they do offer pre-cut trees. While some charge by the foot, others have a standard price for a cut and haul, no matter the tree's size.

Keep the tree stand filled with water. Decorate with fresh greens over artificial, consider holiday meals with forest edibles, and make some time to stroll in a forest.