How will strong Christmas tree season affect North Carolina tree farmersPosted by Red Sky Realty Group on Friday, December 31st, 2010 at 5:22pm.
Here is an interesting article from the WSJ on this year's Christmas tree sales. It relates to two former posts, Christmas Trees and the North Carolina economy & Christmas Trees and the North Carolina economy - Update from Asheville.
From the WSJ....."Precise numbers won't be available until late winter, when the National
Christmas Tree Association completes its annual survey. But after two
flat seasons, tree-farm associations in the biggest-producing states say
members are estimating an industry-wide sales jump in the mid- to high
single digits over a year ago, with some growers reporting larger gains.
"At times during the season, we had growers reporting increases of 20% to 40%," said Brian Ostlund, executive director of the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association, whose territory includes Oregon, the nation's largest producer of Christmas trees."
Hopefully the strong year nationwide, will translate into a strong year for North Carolina farmers.
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