Northwest tree shortage leads to Christmas conundrum in for Utah merchants

Christmas tree shortage expected to last through 2025
Higher demand for Christmas trees than available, recession takes toll
Author

26 November, 2017

Wholesale prices of trees from the northwest have gone up almost 50 percent this year due to the shortages.

"People were calling and asking whether they can show up for a tree early", said Roger Unangst, owner of Unangst Tree Farm in East Allen Township.

A tradition that some families have kept up for years.

It's a tradition here in Southwest Louisiana: shopping for Christmas trees the day after Thanksgiving.

"If you have access to tree farms near you, you probably will have no problem at all finding new trees to cut right up until Christmas", Hundley said. This year was the first time Bakersfield resident, Amy Patterson, went home with a precut tree.

She said it takes about 10 years to grow an average size tree.

"So yeah, we're having trouble filling the orders that we have", he said. It's the experience of going out with the family and just walking around and enjoying it.

"It is very profitable", OR tree farmer Tom Dean told ABC7 News.

Christmas tree lot owners warn they could run out of trees early this year
Christmas tree lot owners warn they could run out of trees early this year

Numerous state's approximately 500 Christmas tree growers will open for business this week, offering customers fresh Connecticut Grown trees that provide sustainable economic and environmental benefits as well as a memorable family activity.

Thanks to hundreds of thousands of tree sales, Square was able to analyze last year's numbers to distill American tree-buying habits. And since people use artificial trees for five or more years, Hundley said, that figure is equivalent to 50 million fewer live trees being sold.

"We've always had one", she said with a shrug.

Trunks of fresh trees will be white where they were cut.

She's the mother of three young ones, saying it's an annual holiday tradition to pick out the ideal tree.

"This is what we do", Patterson said.

Sustainable forestry company GWD Forestry reports the US will face a major Christmas tree shortage until the year 2025.

"That's a Norway spruce and it's three years old", he said, pointing at a tree.

Saudi Arabia seeks to ratchet up pressure against Iran
Saudi Arabia and its allies Sunday lashed out at alleged Iranian violations in the region amid tensions between Riyadh and Tehran. However, Eisenkot warned that local flare-ups could "lead to a broad strategic conflict".


More news


  • Russia's Mayak Nuclear Plant Denies Involvement In Mysterious Radioactive Cloud

    Russia's Mayak Nuclear Plant Denies Involvement In Mysterious Radioactive Cloud

    Greenpeace Russia said Tuesday it will ask prosecutors to look to see if there's any evidence of a cover-up. France's IRSN, a nuclear monitor, has played down reports of an accident in a nuclear reactor .
    Couple at odds with Texas sheriff over anti-Trump sticker

    Couple at odds with Texas sheriff over anti-Trump sticker

    The Anti-Media is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. The ACLU tweeted about the issue , encouraging the truck's owners to contact its Texas branch for assistance.
    Alibaba 11.11 Singles Shopping Event Passes 20 Billion In Sales

    Alibaba 11.11 Singles Shopping Event Passes 20 Billion In Sales

    Singles Day takes place every year on 11 November and it's a Chinese festival for young people to celebrate when they are single. E-commerce giant Alibaba on Saturday kicked off its ninth edition of the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival, its annual sales event.
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9

    Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9

    The bad news is that this Galaxy X would only be available on South Korean shelves as per the Dutch mobile site Mobiel Kopen. Speaking of the camera setup, the new Galaxy A5 will continue to feature a single shooter on the rear, like its predecessor.
    'The Partridge Family' actor David Cassidy hospitalised

    'The Partridge Family' actor David Cassidy hospitalised

    Susan Dey, Suzanne Crough, Brian Forster, David Cassidy , Danny Bonaduce, Shirley Jones, Dave Madden as " The Partridge Family ". Cassidy starred in the beloved "Partridge" series from 1970-1974, and the role made him a popular teen idol.
    Three US aircraft carriers set for joint drill near Korea

    Three US aircraft carriers set for joint drill near Korea

    Three nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and 11 Aegis ships from the U.S. The Reagan participated in the 2006 exercises, the Nimitz in 2007.
  • Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo

    Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo

    The Saudi-owned, pan-Arab daily Asharq Al-Awsat alluded to French and Egyptian efforts in a front-page report on Tuesday. Saad Hariri had unexpectedly resigned as Prime Minister from Saudi Arabia resulting in a political crisis in the region.
    Natural disaster  of 7.3 magnitude hits Iraq: USGS

    Natural disaster of 7.3 magnitude hits Iraq: USGS

    More than 30 people were injured in the town, according to the Kurdish Health Minister Rekawt Hama Rasheed. At least 61 people were killed and 300 injured, according to a state television in Iran.
    SC hear plea for probe into medical admission scam

    SC hear plea for probe into medical admission scam

    He also said that the allegations made by some lawyers against the Chief Justice should be treated as contempt of court. CJI presided over a hand-picked bench to override yesterday's order referring this case to top 5 judges.
  • Suspect charged in fatal shooting of state trooper

    Suspect charged in fatal shooting of state trooper

    It was not clear from the statement who opened fire. "Sad on Thanksgiving to lose one of our state troopers in the line of duty". Authorities identified Black as the lone suspect in the death of a Texas DPS trooper who was shot and killed around 3:45 p.m.
    Kylie Jenner Allegedly Won't Address Pregnancy Rumours 'Until She's Given Birth'

    Kylie Jenner Allegedly Won't Address Pregnancy Rumours 'Until She's Given Birth'

    Pictured: Jenner attends a launch party for the Kendall + Kylie fashion line at TopShop on June 3, 2015 in Los Angeles. At the moment, she wants more privacy. " Kylie isn't going to publicly address her pregnancy until she gives birth".
    Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

    Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

    After French intervention, Hariri flew to France and met French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Saturday. The Saudis said the missile was Iranian-made and declared the attack an act of war by the Iranians.