CHARLOTTE, N.C. – If you want to buy a real Christmas tree, you will have to pay more than last year.
Tree farmers say it's not due to weather, but 10 years ago recession.
Farmers say they do not offer a lot of supplies.
During the getaway, many farmers continued to grow many trees, which they could not afford.
The standard tree, the Fraser fir, grows on foot every year; That's why the impact is felt.
The supply can not match demand, sellers have increased prices to 15%.
"When we went through the recession, many growers, the growing variety of Fraser fires grew bigger," said Lauren Boothe, a South Carolina auctioneer.
Do not expect a change in the next year.
Boot offers a good chance that prices may be up to four years.
"Some people said," Oh, I've never seen the tree prices so tall, "but we have not even bought Fraser firs, like I've been in the 28's for 29 years," Booth said.
The unexpected effect is another hurricane in Florence.
Boothe lost 500 trees due to the storm's flood.
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He said he did not directly affect the business for more than a few years.
If you want to save money on the tree this year, the Christmas National Tree Association will announce Monday the price of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
If you are looking for an agreement, it will save you within a period of 22 days before Christmas can save you a week, and the best purchase is Christmas Eve.
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