In 2008 and 2009, tree farmers planted less because they had less.
"It's mostly the experience".
The Christmas Tree Train will run Sundays, Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Industry insiders said the new buyers are millennial's, who are starting their own families and settling down in their own homes. And while dropping temperatures means it's nearly time to put up the Christmas lights, the colder weather also has us dreaming of a tropical vacation.
There's a shortage of tall trees this year.
The Club for Boys will also cut and net the tree if you'd like them to do that for you.
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Kalie's Tree Farm opens this Friday at 8 a.m. and will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Christmas. He says the weekend after Thanksgiving they expect the number of trees cut down to reach well into the hundreds.
Combine that with a decade of unpredictable weather and now there's a shortage, according to Shirley Brennan, executive director of the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association. You pick up a saw and a measuring stick from the garage, and then you transition to the farm. With a staff so willing to help, it's no wonder families like Captain's continues to return.
In addition to the trees, the MARC Plant Store is also overflowing with red and yellow poinsettia, decorated and plain wreaths, mistletoe air plants, tropical Christmas palms and a gift shop filled with ornaments and holiday decorations.
"It has to do with increased demand out of the USA, they also have some big supplies in the U.S.as well".
"Make a fresh cut right before you put it up, don't let it go dry, use hard tap water and maybe a little Jack Daniels mixed in with that", said Dose.