Final-minute Christmas tree buyers are discovering the duty tougher than anticipated as Manitoba’s provide is almost depleted.
Shirley Brennan with the Canadian Christmas Tree Affiliation says there are solely so many timber that may be offered in a yr.
“For probably the most half, each tree that might be offered has been offered. Farms have closed all their gates for the season. The odd farm can be open till the twenty fourth however for probably the most half, most Christmas timber have been purchased,” she mentioned.
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Brennan says Manitoba solely has about three dozen Christmas tree farms, so most timber offered within the province find yourself coming from Ontario and Quebec. Assembly buyer demand is just not so simple as simply slicing extra timber.
“The issue is we will’t over-cut as a result of if we over-cut then we’re slicing into subsequent yr and the yr after’s provide after which we’re in an even bigger subject.”
Brennan says provides must be deliberate a decade prematurely.
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