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DUMFRIES, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Workers at Glaisters Farm near Dumfries harvest this year's crop of Christmas trees as they prepare for the festive season on November 29, 2016 in Dumfries, Scotland. With Christmas fast approaching, thousands of British grown trees will be sold across the country with 80% of the trees being the Nordman FIR and around 10-15% Norway Spruce, and the remainder are lesser known varieties. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

One of the best parts about Christmas is decorating the Christmas tree! As usual this year, the prices for Christmas tree’s will go up; this year, by as much as 5-10 percent.

The reason for the increase in Christmas tree’s is actually because of our past. A 7-8 foot Christmas Tree actually takes about 10 years to grow. Remember what happened 10 years ago? It was the beginning of the “Great Recession.” Back then, demand for tree’s was down, so less Christmas tree seeds were planted.

Don’t worry though, you can still find a Christmas tree; you may just have to be a little less picky when it comes to picking the perfect tree.

The National Christmas Tree Association does recommend getting your Christmas tree sooner rather than later this year as it is a tighter market.