While you are out trying to find that perfect tree to bring home, you may see a slight increase in how much you spend this Christmas.   Supply and demand of certain type of trees is lopsided this year and it has a lot to do with the recession back in 2007. Farmers said they were forced to reduce their plantings which now, ten years later, makes supply short and in turn increasing the price of Christmas trees.

There were many farms that went out of business, some had to scale back and there is always the threat of the surge in popularity of fake trees. This all means that even though the economy is better, there aren't enough trees to go around and demand is high.

There are many tree farms in the Capital Region. Some are fresh cut trees and there are others that you can go out and cut down your own. Here is a comprehensive website that shows you where you can find the perfect real Christmas tree for your family.