How Local Farmers could help save Christmas as one of the Nation’s top producers
Charlotte, NC – Amid the national shortages and price increases for Christmas trees, farmers in North Carolina have an opportunity to get into the Christmas tree industry.
Christmas tree shortages have been an issue across the U.S. over the past five years due to several factors. During the 2008 recession, many farmers sold off land and planted fewer trees. With Christmas trees taking about six to 12 years to grow, consumers are still seeing this impact. In addition, pandemic supply chain woes, climate change, and extreme weather events are threatening supply.
Last summer, the heatwave in Oregon destroyed the chance for new trees to survive. Behind Oregon, North Carolina is the second largest producer of Christmas tree farms in the nation.
Farmers in the Tar Heel State have an opportunity to enter the market, and their efforts could help make Christmas trees more available to all, while also driving new profits and business in the state.
Shumaker Attorney Andrew Bosserman has owned and operated a Christmas tree farm, and is knowledgeable in the laws and regulations for farmers.
Bosserman is available for media interviews to discuss:
- How North Carolina can boost its Christmas tree business and industry
- Why the Tar Heel state has an opportunity to grow more trees
- Why local farmers should enter the Christmas tree market now
- The tax advantages for farmers to sell trees and diversify their crops