Here’s how Christmas trees are going to increase in price this year

Christmas Tree Permits 1A symbol of Christmas cheer will cost more this year. Christmas tree farms say people can expect to pay more for their perfect tree this year.

A survey of 55 wholesale Christmas tree growers found 71-percent expect to raise wholesale prices. The growers account for about two-thirds of the nationwide supply, with many of them planning to charge retailers five to 15 percent more.

Some even saying their trees will be 20 percent more. Tree farms do not expect shortages because this year’s harvest looks good, but they say operating costs have gone up over the last year.

Those costs includes everything from labor and raw materials to shipping trees to retailers.

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