February 29, 2024

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Colorado Christmas trees are so expensive because of Great Recession

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For those buying a Christmas tree every year, it’s often not worth it to dampen the holiday cheer by lingering too long on the price of the evergreen strapped to the top of the car, let alone the price of last year’s tree.

Growers agree that costs aren’t going down year by year. According to the National Christmas Tree Board’s annual survey, 25% of Christmas tree growers expected a likely wholesale price increase of more than 5% this year. It’s better than last year, where 84% of growers said the same. 

But sellers say they’ve tried to keep their prices the same, including Shannon Von Eschen, co-owner of Creekside Tree Nursery, which runs a Christmas tree lot in Niwot with both pre-cut trees and cut-your-own-tree experiences. They’ll often use the same price tags…

Clare Zhang

2023-12-11 04:30:00

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