Families are already getting a jump on their Christmas tree shopping this year.
But those searching for the perfect tree are finding a spike in prices.
It’s due to the rising cost of labor and delivery.
The average cost of a real Christmas tree last year was about $81.
This year, be prepared to spend between $85 and $93 for the same kind of tree.
Experts say if you’re on a tighter budget this year, choose a shorter Christmas tree or maybe a different variety.
Not all varieties are priced the same because they don’t grow at the same rate.
Officials said shoppers shouldn’t worry about a Christmas tree shortage.