Christmas trees and decorations are a fire hazard

Christmas trees and decorations are a fire hazard”

The trees at Papa Noel are 1,000 miles away from where they first sprouted.

"The first weekend most people come in and get all the big and tall trees so as that goes on people look and go aww you don't have any tall trees we may have to shut down after the second weekend", says owner of Wyffels Tree Farm, Rick Wyffel. "We're thankful for that", said Willie Cooper, who is selling trees with the Boys and Girls Club.

Christmas tree prices have spiked this year, in part because of a tree shortage that has its roots in the Great Recession.

John Foder also adds that the shortage has been impacting the most from those trees he has to import, specifically in Pennsylvania and the Carolinas, like the Frazier Fir.

Erway says this year is turning out to be among the best in years for many local tree farms, thanks mostly to the recent wet summer and fall, and lots of warmth.

This year he received 1,200 trees, which is 50% more than he expected to get.

Largent helps grow the trees and says, while they're aware of the shortage May Tree Farm has plenty at the Capitol Market.

"By purchasing locally-grown Christmas trees and holiday greens, CT residents can have a direct influence on keeping forests as forest and farms as farms". "Some additives actually caused the tree to shed needles or dry out more rapidly".

On top of issues from the drought, "choose and cuts" require more employees to maintain, New said.

"The industry has emerged from a period of overproduction and low prices and lost around a third of the growers", the university said. We don't have to sell them on the idea of getting a tree. So farmers must put in hours of work shearing the trees every year, holding back their vertical growth so they get thick and sturdy.

It's important is to make a fresh cut on the bottom of the tree.

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