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Christmas trees should be ordered now as shortages plague the market
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Obtaining a Christmas tree, real or artificial, may be much harder this season due to shortages.
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The supply of artificial trees may be limited this year due to labor and market issues, while crops of real trees were damaged over the summer due to the extreme heat in certain areas.
The price of artificial Christmas trees has already jumped 25% this season, the Wall Street Journal reports. Shipping delays have caused cargo to collect at California ports while ships line up and deal with waiting times of up to three weeks.