Two things have led to some Christmas tree shortages

Two things have led to some Christmas tree shortages

Two things have led to some Christmas tree shortages

A University of Wisconsin Extension expert and forestry businessman says there are areas experiencing a shortage of Christmas trees.

Jeremy Solin tells Brownfield there are a couple of reasons, including fewer producers as many of the growers have retired. ” It’s a pretty labor-intensive activity so we’re seeing fewer Christmas tree growers in the state, and again, high demand kind of across the country leading to that shortage.”

Solin says another factor contributing to fewer Christmas trees on the market is weather out west.