Optimists offers Christmas tree sale downtown near The Square

Optimists offers Christmas tree sale downtown near The Square

Kathy Kogut, Executive Director of the Connecticut Christmas Tree Growers Association, said the choose-and-cut farms are popular with Connecticut families.

A staple of the holiday season, the revered Christmas Tree, may cost your holiday budget more this year. Now, as owner of the farm, he maintains the trees on the property, some of which were first planted 52 years ago.

We tried reaching out to them but haven't heard back.

Star Tree Farm and the Pine Patch also sell wreaths.

"They can expect great service", said Hawke Johns with Westover Christmas Trees. Several area tree farms and retailers will be open during the Thanksgiving weekend.

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"Ten phone calls later and I still didn't have a supplier for the trees", Jenny Jenkins-Rash said. "The longer a tree grows, the more apt they're going to get diseases". Officials are recommending people pick their trees in early December rather than waiting until later to ensure stock is still there.

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That's why the fact that people are now turning their ladders into Christmas trees for the holidays isn't really all that surprising, really.

The tree was scheduled to be set up at the governor's residence, 1006 Summit Ave., St. Paul, around 9 a.m., today, Monday, Nov. 20.

It's the same story for Justin Sanchez, who owns a tree farm.

"Close to 50 percent just want to come and get one already cut", Doug Dahnke said. Also adding to the challenge - most trees sold in California come from OR, where Rohlfs has his farm. Hicks said the price for the tallest Frasier Firs is up $10 this year, partly because of higher wholesale prices.

Perhaps even Charlie Brown's wispy tree will find a happy home this year.

Now those trees are fully grown, but there are fewer of them to go around, and there are more people looking to buy real trees.

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