Christmas trees and decorations are a fire hazard

Christmas trees and decorations are a fire hazard

The growers we spoke with at the Capitol Market say they have plenty of trees to get through the season.

If you're planning on getting a Christmas tree this year, you better act fast.

A real Christmas tree will be costing you more money this year - about 25 percent more.

Zellner has been in the Christmas tree business for years.

The National Christmas Tree Association recommends getting your tree as soon as possible instead of waiting until later in December, to ensure there's enough in stock. At the Capitol Market in Charleston fresh pine filled the air as tree sellers were stocked up.

State officials are asking New Yorkers to think local when choosing a Christmas tree this holiday season.

Largent helps grow the trees and says, while they're aware of the shortage May Tree Farm has plenty at the Capitol Market.

She acknowledged buying one from a big box hardware store wasn't exactly a classic Christmas tradition. Trees are stood upright and spaced apart, transforming the lot on Hoffmeyer Road into a temporary tree farm that Hale said can be used for photo shoots and family pictures.

There will also be fresh-cut Fraser fir trees arriving weekly through Christmas. "So, you can get the tree anytime, just keep it in water (bucket) outside". This year was the first time Bakersfield resident, Amy Patterson, went home with a precut tree. Poe said in three to five years, the farm should be back in the more normal range.

"The time in the home depends on how warm the house is and how close to the heater the tree might be placed", Landren said.

"So yeah, we're having trouble filling the orders that we have", he said.

"We've always had one", she said with a shrug.

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