Fears Christmas tree shortage due to the dry summer
Half of the newly planted trees were wiped out this summer. It will not have consequences for this year’s Christmas tree deliveries, but in a few years time, there may be a shortage of Christmas trees in Norway.
In addition, producers warn that the shortage will lead to price increases.
“The drought does not have any consequences for sales this year, but one must expect that 30 to 50 per cent of the newly planted trees have dried up,” says the general manager of Norwegian Christmas Tree Service, Mikal Hetland, to Nationen.
Norwegian Christmas Tree Service is a producer team selling Christmas trees to wholesalers, chains and grocery stores.
In addition to the drought, fewer Christmas trees have been planted than normal in Sweden, Germany or Denmark.
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