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Siouxland Christmas tree farm seeing higher demand this year

Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 7:32 PM CST
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HAWARDEN, Iowa (KTIV) - One of the things running in short supply this holiday season are natural Christmas trees.

The farms that raise trees to be used for Christmas decorations have been put in a tight spot. The trees need time to grow old enough to be fit for decorating, but the very young trees aren’t able to get to farms to grow.

Co-owner of T&S Christmas Tree Farm in Hawarden, Iowa, Robin Miller says that a lot of work goes into growing Christmas trees, which includes lots of patience, care, and acclimation of the saplings. Miller says that the high demand for the trees comes from the last year when COVID-19 kept people in their homes.

This year, the demand has increased more.

“This year, now I’m continuing all of those COVID customers, along with my other customers, and so it’s just putting a bigger draw on my resources without being able to order any supplemental resources,” said Miller.

To save on resources, T&S plans on closing the farm after this weekend, but wreathes and left-over trees will be available for sale by appointment.

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