Christmas Trees Shortage Caused by Drought

Uyi Isibor, Feature Editor

We are in the season of Christmas and buying Christmas trees, but, as the drought still persists across the United States, the price tag for these Christmas trees may be too much for families. Many Tree farmer’s supply has drastically dropped to the point that many are opting in to waiting till next year. 

The average number of Christmas trees being sold is around 25 to 30 million each year.  This number is even likely to go up as the world population increases. 

The process of growing trees is so tedious already that this drought is putting gas into the fire. It has already reduced the height of some trees.

Because the government is asking people to lower the emission of water because of the drought, next year the amount and height of the trees will stay the same based on Christmas tree farmers getting another year for their Christmas trees to grow.

Artificial trees are a good alternative this year to the standard real one. Artificial Christmas trees can be easily reused next year and require less cleanup. On the flip side, they are more harmful to the Earth than real ones, so many families are going to have a tough decision on which tree to buy this year. 

This year we should go to the Christmas trees lot and expect higher prices and a reduction in the height of Christmas trees available. 

Until the drought abates, we will celebrate with what we have.