Guyton tree farm opens for business ahead of Christmas

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The price, just $54 for trees under 8 feet.

"We are lucky that we got our trees", Bradford Greenhouses' Gabrielle Polman says.

A Christmas tree shortage could see consumers racing to the nearest nursery with the holidays one month away.

He said the lack of trees has been a growing concern over the past couple of years.

Since Fraser firs and other Christmas tree species take approximately 10 years to mature, the 2008 recession is a primary cause of the low supply.

"Once all the trees are in place and illuminated, it really is a magical sight, and we are grateful to all those local businesses and organisations, who this year have sponsored a tree".

Winter Wonderland Tree Farm in Pea Ridge is bracing for the busiest time of the year.

The key here is that real trees are biodegradable.

"People will have to be more strategic".

Ten years ago, Christmas tree sales were way down so growers did not cut as many trees and clear space to plant new ones.

Keen also explained that many municipalities will collect Christmas trees after the season, decompose them and add them into trails and paths in your community. "In the United States, people are paying well over $100 Dollars for a six- to seven-foot Fraser fir that even with the increase we sell for $89".

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