SHARON, Mass (WBZ NewsRadio) — News of a Christmas tree shortage has many people buying early this year.
In Sharon, Ward's Berry Farm is selling trees fast despite the prices, trees are selling fast. Christmas trees are about 10% more expensive than last year.
"The seven to eight foot, premium Fraser fir is going for $95," said Eric, a manager at the farm. He says that same tree at auction in Pennsylvania was 130 dollars, where the farm went to source some of its trees.
Nora and Thomas came from Bristol, Rhode Island to get a tree and Nora seemed downright giddy.
"For our apartment we're going to be getting like a mid-sized one...we're super excited, we have Christmas lights and everything," she said.
Eric says the shortage is partially due to supply chain issues and high gas prices, but a lot of the trees are domestic, so the issues this year are also stemming from the past because the trees take a lot time to grow.
He said although the farm has extra trees this year, they shouldn't put off buying the tree, as they went quickly last year without a shortage. The most expensive tree at Wards goes for $225, and the least expensive is $75.
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