Christmas Tree Sales Significantly Up


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Early sales report Americans bought more Christmas trees this holiday season.

They paid anywhere from about 30-dollars at a big box store to more than a hundred dollars for a top of the line douglas fir.

Susan Kelley Harbke loves Christmas tree shopping, she says it puts her in the holiday mood.

"The thing that makes me feels good when I decorate the tree, I've seen theme trees and I've even bought some theme decorations from time to time. The best part is digging out the old ones the kids made in school” said Susan Kelley-Harbke, Christmas tree shopper.

The feel good moment isn't just happening for Susan but John Lloyd owner of Lloyd family Christmas trees said, tree sales are significantly up.

"This year they've been going good, last year was down a little bit and all across the nation Christmas tree sales were down. This year everyone is back and doing good” said John Lloyd.

The national Christmas tree association reports real trees regularly outsell artificial ones by a 3-to-1 margin.

Last year, Americans bought nearly 30-million real trees and more than 9-million fake trees.

“You know a fake tree isn't a Christmas tree to me, I need the real thing” said Harbke.

The time of the year an entire family gets together to choose the right tree for their home.

Do you need to dispose your Christmas tree?

Snake River Tree Service is partnering with United Way of South Central Idaho to collect used trees from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday December 29th at D.L Evans Bank 906 blue lakes blvd. in Twin Falls.

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