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Local Christmas tree farms see record breaking sales this holiday season

Jolly Christmas Tree Farms
Posted at 10:44 AM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 13:20:31-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — First it was the toilet paper, then it was the Clorox wipes, and now it is the Christmas trees.

Local Christmas tree farms are seeing record breaking numbers in tree sales this holiday season.

"We pulled up and I was like, wow! There is nothing left," said Nicholas Berry, Colorado Springs resident.

The demand for Christmas trees this holiday has been greater than ever, and some tree farms just can't keep up!

"I went to Denver three days ago to bring down a whole other truck load of trees and we loaded up this entire bin full and it's gone within 24 hours," said Francis Barclay, manager at Jolly Christmas Trees.

Barclay says many years the farm ends up having to throw away trees at the end of the season that hadn't sold,
but this year it's been a little different.

"This year is completely different. I think people want something happy in their life now and they are coming out in droves," said Barclay.

Barclay says his customers are excited this year. Many are first timers for buying a real Christmas tree.

"They have been telling me, "We want something positive to think about and so we decided to get a real Christmas tree this year," said Barclay.

Including Nicholas Berry, "It just made sense to pull the trigger and come out and buy one."

Barclay says another reason he thinks people are making the switch from artificial to real trees is because people will be spending more time at home this holiday season.

"They just want something that is better in their house, something that is natural, something that is normal, something that is wonderful, something that smells good, and something that makes them happy," said Barclay.
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