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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)

Trust us, you’re going to want to get your tree sooner rather than later.

This year there is a Christmas tree shortage. This is going to make it more difficult to find trees as the weeks pass, but it also means the prices of trees are going to spike due to high demand.

Nearly a decade after the recession began; Christmas tree aficionados are feeling the pinch. News outlets report a nationwide Christmas tree shortage is the result of farmers planting fewer trees when demand plummeted in 2008, or going out of business altogether. North Carolina is the nation’s second-largest Christmas tree exporter, after Oregon, producing more than 20 percent of the country’s supply. North Carolina Christmas Tree Association Executive Director Jennifer Greene says there’s a more limited supply of Fraser fir trees this year. South Carolina Christmas Tree Association Secretary Steve Penland says growers have begun to plant more trees, but National Christmas Tree Association spokesman Doug Hundley says it takes around 10 years for trees to reach full height.

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