Christmas trees will be pricier this year

Christmas tree shortage

BEAUMONT - It might be harder for some of you to find that perfect Christmas tree this year. 

According to the National Christmas Tree Association, the price for a tree may be five to ten percent higher. Due to the 2008 recession, Christmas tree sales dropped, causing less trees to be cut down. It takes at least a decade for a tree to hit seven or eight feet. 

"My grower told me that there was going to be a shortage this year," said Saul Wilson, the owner of Wilson Christmas Trees. We are so blessed to be here to bring happiness, to get in that Christmas spirit and forget about the storm." 

Supply isn't the only issue as diesel fuel prices have also gone up, causing higher shipping costs for trees. 

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