Christmas tree shortage likely means higher prices this holiday


It's turkey day today, but starting tomorrow the focus turns to Christmas for many.

What: Lancaster city kicks off the holiday season with a visit from Santa, the lighting of the Christmas tree and a Tuba Christmas concert.

Ireland's climate provides the ideal conditions for growing top quality Christmas trees, the non-shed Nordmann Fir and Noble Fir are by far the most popular.

The tradition to put up a decorated tree in your home originally came from Germany.

It's the seventh year of this holiday event with the lighting of a almost 40-foot yule tree that was donated by George Jones, owner of Grants Pass-based Jones Forest Products.

We asked the people of Ipswich when they thought Christmas decorations should be put up. Tree farms in North Carolina have been hit the hardest and prices could shoot up 10 percent in some places. He goes there every year.

Sovine said his family business will pay more, not the customer.

Exporters advise not to wait until the last minute.

Norway then made it possible for us to have bigger trees so people then started putting them on their floor and displaying presents underneath. Starting at 4 p.m. the parade starts on Depot Road and heads to Schouler Park for the tree lighting at Schouler Park.

Tree experts said no matter where you buy tree make sure the trunk gets a fresh cut and keep it in water, otherwise it will sap up in an hour and dry out much faster.