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Christmas tree prices remain high amid low supply

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Experts in Oregon, the nation’s No. 1 supplier of Christmas trees, say prices for a holiday evergreen will remain higher this year due to a tight supply. Chad Landgren, with Oregon State University’s College of Forestry, says there are 400 fewer Oregon growers than there were 15 years ago and land once used for Christmas trees is now being used for less labor intensive crops. Many tree farms went out of business about a decade ago.

Christmas trees by the numbers

With Christmas just a week away, go behind the numbers of one of the most iconic symbols of the holiday: the Christmas tree.