Originally Posted by Cook22
I had just been wondering, out of curiosity, what sort of price trees go for over there. They're my favourite part of Christmas with the lights and the smell of the pine and the memories attached to all the decorations, but I'm seriously thinking that this year it might be something we have to forego. Last year they were about €45 - €50 (about $65) for a basic 7 foot tree. And there's a shortage of them this year which will probably drive the price up even more
The prices vary, but you can buy a pretty basic tree from our Food Lion (grocery store chain) for about $29. Or you can buy them from some guy that travels from Maine and sets up in a parking lot for nearly triple that. One year we were picking one out in the dark and didn't realize that it had been spray painted! We weren't sure because it was so subtle. We have a good sized lot and after Christmas, threw it down by the creek.. 2 months later it was still green!! LOL! I couldn't believe it.