North Andover, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Jacket weather returned, the turkey has been eaten, and now it's time to cut down your own tree.
'Cut your own tree' season begins the Friday after Thanksgiving at Smolak Farms in North Andover.
"Last year, the first two weekends we blew out of all our Christmas trees, gone, done, finished," Mike Smolack, of Smolak Farms, said.
The state-wide drought earlier this year caused many farmers to lose crops due to dry conditions. Mike Smolak said the drought had an impact on the Christmas tree business as well. The farm lost more than 4,000 saplings this year.
"We're going to limit the number that we sell this year because it was so dry I am a little bit concerned about needle retention as everybody should be," Smolack told WBZ's Kendall Buhl.
Pre-cut trees will be available beginning on Saturday, November 19.