INDIANAPOLIS (Network Indiana): If a real tree is a must-have for your Christmas, you may want to get one early this year.
A national Christmas tree “shortage” means fewer trees at higher prices. The most popular trees — like the Fraser fir — could sell out earlier than normal.
The National Christmas Tree Association tells Newsweek magazine that you might want to buy your tree now, especially if you have a particular variety in mind. If you want to avoid the crowds, visit the tree farm on Thanksgiving Day or on a weekday.
Once you buy your tree, get it into a strong stand don’t let it dry out during the holiday season. With regular watering, the tree should last through Christmas Day.