The National Christmas Tree Association says there's a tree shortage and it's having an effect on the local inventory. Their trees are grown in Scotland and sold from the Jenners Depository in Edinburgh - although those living in the EH1, EH2, EH3, EH4, EH11 and EH12 can get their trees delivered to their door.
The report states that the average price of a real Christmas tree is about $77 today and $81 dollars on Monday.
While tree lots do not see quite the same number of shoppers as the big-box stores, lot owners say Black Friday is one of their busiest days of the season.
Meister's Tree Farm offers six different types of trees, in a pre-cut and a "cut yourself" variety, and they're more than happy to lend a hand when it comes to making the ideal selection.
Despite having almost half a million trees on their farm, Scottish Christmas Trees ensure that each tree is quality-checked and graded by two staff members before it's sold.
Clark said their usual vendor had "no trees" for them this year and recommended another company to work with, which forced the Boys and Girls Club to pay more than usual.
For decades, the Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County has been selling real Christmas trees locally and this year is no different. They exclusively sell Fraser firs from North Carolina. As well as cut trees, they offer ones grown in pots, along with stands and lights. But, 10 years ago, the shaky economy took a toll on the Christmas tree industry. And by the sounds of it, they're not the only ones. But at Ben Reid Garden Centre the trees are displayed unwrapped, in a dry shed that keeps you away from the elements and the winter weather. The company transports trees from Boone, North Carolina, to the Tennessee Valley.
It turns out there was an oversupply of trees after the Great Recession, causing many growers to leave the business. In Oregon, some people are taking Fraser fir trees from the East instead of noble firs that are the most popular tree on the West Coast.