Christmas tree shoppers’ holiday spirit splintered by price inflation

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.

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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.

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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.

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Officials said shoppers shouldn’t worry about a Christmas tree shortage.

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