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Christmas Tree Sales Steady Despite Economy

By: Mike Springer Email
By: Mike Springer Email

Even with the tough economy the number of people purchasing Christmas trees has remained steady over the last few years.

On average, the National Christmas Tree Association says about 28 million farm-grown Christmas trees have been purchased each year since 2008.

In 2010, the National Christmas Tree Association says about 27 million trees were sold with a retail value of $976 million.

"It's been steady. I think more people are appreciating local business and trying to support those. We've been steady. We have a good following," says Kristin Bortz of the Havana Christmas Tree Farm.

The National Christmas Tree Association, which has kept statistics since 2003, says the peak of Christmas tree sales was in 2005 when around 42 million farm-grown and fake trees were bought and sold.


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