Christmas tree buyers face reduced supplies, higher prices

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Supply supply chain chain problems problems and and severe severe weather weather are are making making it it harder harder to to deck deck the the halls halls dennoch dennoch shortages shortages and and inflation inflation are are hitting hitting the the Christmas Christmas tree tree market market industry industry officials officials say say Americans Americans should should expect expect fewer fewer choices choices and and up up to to thirty thirty percent percent higher higher prices prices for for both both real real and and artificial artificial trees trees this this season season Jamie Jamie Warner Warner with with the the American American Christmas Christmas tree tree association association called called the the situation situation a a double double whammy whammy supply supply chain chain disruptions disruptions include include Clark Clark ports ports and and a a shortage shortage of of truck truck drivers drivers record record breaking breaking heat heat drought drought wildfires wildfires and and a a flurry flurry of of sales sales last last year year took took a a toll toll on on supplies supplies from from Christmas Christmas tree tree farms farms in in Oregon Oregon and and Washington Washington state state at at crystal crystal river river Christmas Christmas trees trees in in Alameda Alameda California California owner owner Dale Dale pine pine tells tells the the AP AP the the cost cost of of trees trees labor labor intractable intractable every every have have all all gone gone up up I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer king king

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