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Why Christmas Trees Are Ridiculously Expensive This Year

The crop size now available to meet pandemic-era demand was shaped by the late-aughts recession

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2 min readDec 23, 2020
“Marker Number of the Day — $81: The expected median price for a Christmas tree in 2020 Bloomberg” text over a Christmas tree
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$81: That’s the expected median price for a real (not plastic) Christmas tree in 2020 — up 7% over 2019 and 23% over 2018, according to Bloomberg. Last…