Earlier this year, Christmas Tree Suppliers around the nation said they expect to sell 10 to 20 percent fewer trees this holiday season – due to strong sales of artificial trees, and the sagging economy.
In Twin Falls right now, though, we're seeing a different story.
Tree suppliers say despite the economy – sales are up.
Logan Lloyd, Lloyd Family Christmas Trees, says "Right now, for the beginning of the season, we weren't quite expecting this much of a turnout at the beginning of the season, but we are doing really well right now."
Bill Manker, Manker’s Landscape says "I think the biggest thing is it kind of brings back families and traditions back together. Coming to a tree lot, or going to cut your own tree, things like that, people are spending a lot more time at home, and doing those things, because there's not the extra money to do the big things. I think that's been a really big part as to why we've been so successful this year."
The Christmas tree suppliers we talked to say they set trees up right after Thanksgiving.