Report: More real Christmas trees were sold than artificial ones in 2017

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BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) In 2017, Americans spend on average of $74 on real Christmas trees according to report from the National Christmas Tree Association.

The report shows 27.4 million real Christmas trees were purchased compare to only 21.1 million fake trees.

The study shows 27 percent of most people choose to purchase and cut their Christmas trees while 26 percent preferred to be buy them in a retail store.

KMVT spoke with the owners of Kunzler's Christmas Tree of when they usually see their business pick up.

"We sell about half of our trees in the first 10 days and then after that other half come up unitl Christmas," Kelly Kunzler, owner said. "The first weekend of December is typically the biggest."

Kunzler's Christmas Tree Lot is located behind McDonalds in Burley.