Real vs. fake: What's the most environmentally-friendly Christmas tree?

Real vs. fake: What's the most environmentally-friendly Christmas tree?

Real vs. fake: What's the most environmentally-friendly Christmas tree?

For the Rio Puerco and Taos areas, Christmas tree harvesters are able to purchase a permit online.

One item expected to be a big seller this holiday season is Christmas trees.

In 2009, the Christmas tree farm industry was worth about $58 million, past year it spiked at $114 million.

The 2019 Christmas Tree Festival will see a forest of trees fill every nook and cranny of the ancient, handsome building as a reminder that the historic church stands centrepiece in the Halifax community.

"We have people come back year after year after year and we have people say "man we have really good memories", Babb said. Combine that with a decade of unpredictable weather and now there's a shortage, according to Shirley Brennan, executive director of the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association.

Grobe's Nursery and Garden Centre is encouraging customers to get their trees as soon as possible.

It has been 20 years since Kalie planted the first trees on the farm. He says there is always a flow of traffic leaving with a tree after Thanksgiving.

According to the National Christmas Tree Association, Americans bought more trees last year and are expected to again this year.

"It has to do with increased demand out of the US, they also have some big supplies in the U.S.as well. In Canada, if you didn't have your orders in early, you won't be getting good quality trees this year", said Atter.

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