In addition, Ten Rod Farm is donating a tree for the residence and one for the Hope on Haven Hill Gala fundraiser on December 7, along with maple syrup.
But between tight supplies and continually rising freight costs, both growers’ and vendors’ expenses are up, and consumers at some locations can expect to pay a bit more as a result, though usually no more than a few dollars above last year’s price.
About 80 white or blue spruce along with some pines trees are available this year.
“Come out and get the tree, get a picture, take a hayride, have a hot chocolate; it’s a whole experience”, said daughter Logan Bodnaruk.
The divergence in Christmas tree prices across Canada was already apparent before this year’s crunch, with the average price of a Christmas tree running $39 in B.C., compared to just $27 in Ontario, according to 2016 data from Square Communications. “Drivers should never secure a Christmas tree to the top of a vehicle without a roof track”. “The reality is that there has been some loss in market share, if you will, to the artificial tree”, O’Connor told The Chicago Tribune in a recent interview.
“We always wanted to buy an acreage and wound up with 27 acres”, said Erika Bodnaruk. Though frost doesn’t apply is Australia’s summer Christmas, it’s still a good idea to look for a tree that’s been recently cut.
The Reifenbergs also have brought in pre-cut trees from MI to offset the lower supply at their farm caused by the droughts.
“We are fortunate and we typically do not see a marked increase in holiday fires, but we have had some holiday-related incidents in the past”, Hathaway said. “They want to make a whole family outing of it”.
Sellers say prices are holding steady from a year ago.
Some businesses charge a flat fee like 380 Auction & Discount Warehouse in Murrysville.
The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego flipped the switch on their traditional holiday theme with a 21-foot upside-down tree of their own hanging from the ceiling in their main hotel lobby.
Assorted news outlets and professional associations have been reporting a shortage of Christmas trees this year.
Prices may increase, but only by a small amount.. “We really try not to do that”. “I know the Americans have a whole week that they call Christmas Tree Week, so it doesn’t hurt to have a day here”.
The Koontz Tree Farm lost about half of their young trees in 2012, and some older trees as well, said Joyce Koontz, who owns the farm with her husband.
“Like I said, it’s just my hobby”. “But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t going to be any trees”. He also makes a skinny tree that offers the same towering height as a traditional one, but is far narrower. Each one has different a story about how they started farming Christmas trees, but none believes they could do it all without their loved ones. “If I can help them out, I will”. “Over the years, I’ve had to buy extra strings of lights”. Prices fell and growers responded by planting fewer new ones.”For seven to 10 years, from 2000-2007, growers were losing money”, he said.
The couple has four kids and five grandkids who all participate in the Christmas tradition.
“That’s our thing”, he said. So we decided on U-cut.