SC Commissioner Weathers: Christmas Tree Time

It may seem like Christmas is around the corner. SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers is here to talk more about where to find the perfect tree for the holidays.

  • Now that Thanksgiving has passed, many people will be ready to go out and find the perfect Christmas tree for their home.
  • I’m sure that many have heard about the advertised Christmas Tree shortage across the U.S. Last year, tree sales rose due to the pandemic, potentially lessening the selection for this year. It takes time to grow a tree.
  • However, most local choose and cut tree farms will have plenty of native SC inventory although they may see an influx of early buyers.
  • With fewer trees in the mix and supply chain issues, people might see a decrease in the amount of imported pre-cut trees from other areas in the US, like Fraser Firs, coming into SC.
  • I encourage you to find a local farm to support. The SC Christmas Tree Association website www.scchristmastrees.org/, lists most farms across the state.
  • Common SC Christmas Trees:
    • Leyland Cypress
    • Carolina Sapphire
    • Clemson Greenspire
  • Happy hunting!