If you're planning to put up a live Christmas tree this year, keep in mind that there is a nationwide Christmas tree shortage and prices for live trees continue to rise.

The shortage is from the economic recession a decade ago.  Sales dropped in 2007 during the Great Recession.

Fewer trees were planted and because it takes ten years to grow a tree, the supply is limited.  The exact increase in price for trees varies based on the type of tree, its size, and location based on where it was purchased.  Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.

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