Oregon wildfires lead to higher priced Christmas trees in Turlock, region

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A lot of families have a tradition of going out and getting an authentic Christmas tree every holiday season. But the festive trees were victim to rising prices, similar to a lot of other items this year, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up.

According to Ron Macedo of Turlock’s RAM Farms, the price of trees this year has gone up by eight percent, and 50 percent over the last nine years. This year’s increases can be attributed to the wildfires in Oregon, which is where most sellers get their product on the west coast. The supply chain crisis has also made less fertilizer available to growers, which has also led to higher prices.

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