Brianna Taylor

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Real trees are nearly twice as expensive compared to 2015, and artificial tree retailers had to increase prices by 20-30% this season, according to the Christmas Tree Association.

Buying a Christmas tree this year? Find one ASAP and be prepared to pay more

Real trees are nearly twice as expensive compared to 2015, and artificial tree retailers had to increase prices by 20-30% this season, according to the Christmas Tree Association.

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