According to the National Christmas Tree Association’s (NCTA) 2017 Christmas season consumer survey, and adjusting for sample size, they predicted that 27.4 million real Christmas trees were purchased in 2017. In contrast 21.1 million new fake trees were purchased that same year.
On average the cost of the real trees is about $75 and the average cost of fake trees was about $107. The number of fake trees purchased has continued to rise along with the price for those trees.
Although the price of real trees has remained stable over the past several years, it can still be more than chump change. So….some “Grinch-like” people have decided to steal real Christmas trees instead of purchasing them.
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