Christmas Tree Shortage: Vendor Encourages Finding Trees Early

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Among a year of shortages, Christmas trees may have been added to the list. Michael Smolak of Smolak Farms in North Andover told WBZ's Karyn Regal that something like the great toilet paper shortage of 2020 may be on the horizon for Christmas trees this year.

Smolak said that although his stock should be enough for the season, he said that other farms may not be so lucky. Smolak said, "Everybody goes and plants a ton of them, so that in six to eight or ten years when they come due, all of the sudden there are too many, and then people stop planting them- it's cyclical like that."

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Smolak said that buying pre-cut or cutting down trees earlier may not be a bad idea. To prevent stealing, Smolak said at Smolak Farms "there's no tagging because we find that people take other people's tags off."

WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports.

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