Christmas tree sales on the rise in Western New York

Posted at 6:23 AM, Nov 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-29 06:24:00-05

HOLLAND, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's the most wonderful time of the year for selling Christmas trees.

Country Pine Farms in Holland has been selling trees in Western New York for 31 years, covering 90 acres of land with trees. The price, just $54 for trees under 8 feet. The price meant to encourage people to buy real trees. Country Pine has noticed the last few years have been going well for real Christmas tree sales, despite the fact that more plastic ones are being produced.

"It keeps growing every single year and that's the fun of a Christmas tree farm," says Country Pine owner, Ann Zywicznski.

Over in Hamburg, Zittel's Country Market is also experiencing this. Unlike Country Pine Farm, Zittel's does not grow their own trees. They are shipped in from Pennsylvania and North Carolina. That increase in sales has cause a shortage for some suppliers, driving the price up a few bucks a tree.

It's a good problem to have. It shows that people are making the transition back to real trees. Zittel's even sold trees before they officially started for the season.

Both Zittel's and Country Pine expect the weekend after Thanksgiving to be huge. With a shortened Christmas season, they suggest you get your tree soon before the good ones are gone.