"We grow our own trees mostly and that's why there's no shortage"

ANGOLA, N.Y. (WKBW) - "We grow our own trees mostly and that's why there's no shortage," Jerry Saab, Western New York Christmas Tree Farmers Association President and owner Kathie and Jerry Christmas Trees in Angola. 

Saab says eight years ago, the big Christmas Tree states, Oregon, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, had an excessive amount of trees and many of the big farmers stopped growing. 

"If they got stuck with a whole bunch of trees they couldn't sell Christmas trees stopped being profitable," he said. 

The commercial nursery's began to question what else they could do with the land. Saab says that's when the big nursery's turned their land into real estate development. 

Although there is a nationwide shortage of trees, local tree farms are not shipping trees to shortage areas.

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