Christmas tree slump subsides

Christmas tree slump subsides

Northwest Christmas tree growers are emerging from a seven-year slump.

Growers said prices are up only slightly from a year ago, but after the seven-year slide, even a slight uptick is encouraging. And, growers said, for the first time in a long time, retailers are hungry for high-quality trees.

“The challenge over the last few years has been oversupply,” said John Tillman of Northwest Plantations in Elma, Wash. “We would hear a lot about how they can get the same trees cheaper somewhere else.

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