Live Christmas Tree Sales
The Christmas tree industry won’t know how well live trees sold this year until the end of the holiday season when the counting is done, but there are signs that it could be a big year for live tree sales.
The National Christmas Tree Association reports its members have seen a significant increase in the number of tree shoppers who have come out earlier than usual to buy a tree.
These people all decided to get a real tree this year - so for the first time - and some admit, coronavirus did play a role.
It attributes the likely increased interest in Christmas trees this year to the pandemic. And for two reasons: families are looking to add some cheer to the homes they are holed up in, and going out to pick a tree is a pretty safe pandemic family outing.
The Christmas Tree Association has tips for choosing and caring for live trees on its website.