Christmas tree prices to rise this holiday season

Christmas tree farms say people can expect to pay more for their tree this year.

(CNN)— Christmas tree farms say people can expect to pay more for their tree this year.

A survey of 55 wholesale Christmas tree growers found 71% expect to raise wholesale prices.

The growers account for about two-thirds of the nationwide supply.

Many of them plan to charge retailers 5-15% more with some even saying their trees will be 20% more.

Operating costs have also gone up over the last year.

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