Expect fewer Christmas trees, higher prices thanks to summer heat wave

Last summer’s heat wave is coming back to haunt us as Christmas tree shoppers discover how some farms were impacted.

We all know why it’s good to be the early bird, but with Thanksgiving turkeys still defrosting it seems early to be thinking about a real Christmas tree. However, those in the industry warn supply may be tighter than ever this year. 

Last summer’s heat wave is coming back to haunt us as tree shoppers discover how some tree farms were impacted.  At Trinity Tree Farm in Issaquah, the mature trees did better than new plantings. 

“I would say half of what we planted last

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