Shortage of Christmas trees unrelated to pandemic

Christmas trees for sale. Credit: WINK News

This holiday season is going to be very different from those before, but one tradition will remain mostly the same, and you need to hurry up if you want to participate.

If you want a Christmas tree, get one sooner rather than later. But 2020’s shortage isn’t because of the pandemic; there are just certain types of trees they aren’t getting in this year.

Safety precautions will be in place at places like Heath Christmas Trees on 13851 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers.  Masks are required for staff and recommended for customers.
For delivery, you have the option to have the tree left on your doorstep so you don’t have to encounter anyone and no one has to come in your house.

“I feel like people are more interested in getting a Christmas tree early, getting it up,” said Janice Clark of Heath Christmas Trees. “A lot of them are not traveling as much, they’re spending more time at home. People have been already calling and setting up deliveries. They’re not traveling, they want a treat early, they want to get it in early.”

As far as the pandemic goes, the staff at Heath actually believes it will have a positive impact on business.

“Yes, I do, I do feel that,” Clark said. “I just feel like people are going to be home, they’re going to have their little close-knit family. They want a nice tree and they’re getting ready for some happy times!”

Heath Christmas Trees received a tree delivery Friday morning around 7:30 a.m.

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