Christmas Tree Market Expected to Be Robust

Pennsylvania is fourth-largest tree-farming state in the nation.

Newsworks reports that Pennsylvania is in the Christmas tree business — and brother, business is a-boomin’:

Pennsylvania is the fourth-largest Christmas tree farming state in the nation. And Jay Bustard of Bustard’s Christmas Trees in Lansdale says he thinks this year looks like a good one in his business.

Another reason: Younger people seem to like a real tree.

“We have noticed that the younger generation is looking more towards green than artificial or plastic items,” said Bustard, whose family has been growing and selling trees for almost 90 years. “There is a much greater demand from the 20- or 30-year-olds than there had been in the past.”

Unfortunately, the sparkly aluminum trees of our youth no longer seem to grow in nature.