Regardless of shortages, business enterprise is ‘booming’ for Christmas trees

MEQUON, Wis. — Christmas is Sam O’Malley’s favored time of 12 months. 

“This is our exciting, rapidly, and furious 5 weeks or so,” O’Malley reported. 

He’s the owner of Trees for Fewer Nursery. It’s a Xmas tree farm in November and December, but outside of the vacations, it’s a landscaping company the household has operated in Mequon for decades. 

“My fantastic grandfather began developing trees out listed here far more as a hobby about 50 in addition decades ago, but the company part started with my father about 35 a long time in the past with the landscape kind trees,” O’Malley reported. 

He said even though Xmas trees have normally been a scorching ticket product — they’ve been even far more so the very last couple of years. 

“Especially the instances we are residing between COVID, a large amount of men and women required to get out a few decades in the past and uncovered this expertise once more and located how exciting it was for their people, and it’s genuinely been a booming time for Xmas trees,” O’Malley explained. 

Business enterprise has been booming, but the inventory hasn’t often been there. That is a challenge not unique to O’Malley and Trees for Fewer Nursery, but for Christmas tree farms all throughout the state. 

“We listen to all types of reasoning amongst you know your ‘ma’ and pa’ wholesalers shutting down, concerning the wildfires out west, drought problems out west, all sorts of matters,” O’Malley said. “It has been a battle.”

O’Malley receives most of his trees from a supplier in Wild Rose, Wis. This 12 months, he acquired additional from North Carolina.

That has helped him this 12 months — as he only has about 400 trees remaining heading into the weekend. 

“We ought to be bought out of trees after the stop of this following weekend,” he famous. 

Despite the struggles, O’Malley reported it’s normally enjoyment to be equipped to offer a tree to a loved ones completely ready to rejoice the year.

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