It isn’t beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but those shopping for Christmas Trees don’t seem to mind. Despite the warm and often sunny weather we’ve been having so far in December, tree sales are going great.
“We’ve actually been a little better than normal, believe it or not.” explains Jeff Domin, the General Manager at Northtown Garden Center. ‘You know, the weather has been bringing people out, they’re really liking the idea of picking a tree out when it’s not really cold outside.”
Both customers and salesmen agree this weather is much easier to work with. With the warmth continuing to spike this weekend, thankfully the trees are still doing well. Matthew Dore, the Proprietor of Buffalo Horticulture hasn’t noticed any negative impacts from this warmth to his trees, explaining “I think it would have to get really hot before it started negatively affecting the trees. I mean, even at 55 degrees in terms of real life conditions, it’s still kind of a refrigeration situation for them, so I don’t think it has any negative impact on it. If it was 80 degrees, it would probably be a problem.”
This weekend is expected to be the busiest weekend for tree sales, so if you plan to buy one, you may want to do your shopping earlier while there is still a bigger selection of trees available.