Christmas Tree Prices Expected to Rise This Winter
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) - Christmas trees in Oregon could be a lot
more expensive this year because of a serious tree shortage
stemming from the recession 8 years ago.
Molalla Tree Farms owner Greg Smith told KOIN 6 News when the
economy went downhill the price of trees did, too. Farmers, because
of the lower prices, lost money, so they didn't plant as many
trees. It takes about 8 years for the noble fir, a popular
Christmas tree, to mature, bringing us to this Christmas
Greg Smith, owner of Molalla tree farms, expects tree prices to
rise because of a shortage (KOIN).
Smith said he's seen this before. He's prepared for big business
in the shortage.
"I'm third generation," Smith said, "so I've seen highs and lows
and it's time to put the money in during the low so you can cash in
on the high."
Smith estimates people should expect to pay 50% more for noble
firs this year. He also said people should look at trying douglas
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017