The 2008 recession is proscribing Maine’s Christmas tree delivery

The 2008 recession is proscribing Maine’s Christmas tree delivery

It’s going to be all fingers on deck Friday at Nutkin Knoll Farm when the gates open for the beginning of the Christmas tree season in Maine.

Proprietor Nancy Worth is busy getting in a position for the anticipated rush of consumers and mentioned she is assured there shall be sufficient timber to satisfy the call for this season at her cut-your-own tree farm.

That’s the outlook statewide, in line with Jim Corliss, spokesperson for the Maine Christmas Tree Affiliation. However he additionally mentioned an financial downturn greater than a decade in the past is simplest now proscribing the entire delivery in Maine. It implies that, whilst any person who desires a recent tree this 12 months must be capable of in finding one, you won’t in finding it on the first tree farm you talk over with.

“The provision of Christmas timber goes to be a bit of tight,” Corliss mentioned. “Again in 2008 and 2009 when the recession hit, many [Christmas tree] growers went into chapter 11 and others didn’t plant.”

Because it takes no less than 10 years for a Christmas tree to mature, that scaling again years in the past approach fewer timber attaining a sellable age now.

The 2008 recession is limiting Maine’s Christmas tree supply