Christmas tree shortage affects prices

Nov. 27 2017

Worthey Christmas Tree Farm in Amory is ready for the flow of business. If the base of the tree does dry out and seal up, you will have to re-cut the base to allow it to absorb sufficient water. Will you only see your tree from one side or will it be visible from all sides?

Iowa Christmas tree farms devote over 1,500 acres to Christmas tree production in Iowa and as a result harvest approximately 39,500 Christmas trees each year.

The department says that Alaska residents are allowed to cut trees on specific state lands.

Oklahoma hosts several native-grown trees such as Virginia pine, Leyland cypress, white pine, and Arizona cypress. The shiny ornaments and lights will attract them enough.

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When selecting your pre- cut tree, freshness is always key. Fresh needles on the firs and spruces will snap kind of like a carrot and are not brittle.

"Where i went, they were unaffected and was able to fill my order completely", Young said "Another retail company was up there buying when I was".

You can go get a fresh tree Thursday through Saturday from 10 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon. That tree crop was also impacted by drought in some areas.

Madison Trocolar, with three years more experience in tree-picking, somewhat agreed, "It has to be tall, and pointy, so we can put a start on top". Keep the tree as far away as possible from heat vents, fireplaces, and out of south and west windows that receive the strongest sun.

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Determine your style. Going with a faux tree gives you lots of options.

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Soon the smaller pair of legs backed out from under the tree and seven-year-old Logan ended observation of his father's efforts and joined his mother.

Finally, remove the tree before it becomes overly dry.

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The newest tradition is the caps; the longer tradition is a stop at Yetter's Diner, just down the road, after getting their individual trees.

Lisa Weaver with the farm said they do not have a shortage of Christmas trees.

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