01 Dec Christmas tree shortage? Not on Sanibel
Early decorators have a jump on being able to get a tree this year, especially since there is a nation wide Christmas tree shortage. According to People.com:
“Not only are early holiday decorators happier (according to one psychologist), this year, they also safeguarded their good cheer against an impending Christmas crisis. The U.S. is facing a tree shortage this year, according to the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA), which may drive up prices for consumers.”
No need to fear Sanibel and Captiva residents and visitors, trees are for sale outside Bailey’s general store. The SanCap Lions trees are available for purchase seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will remain on sale through Christmas Eve or until sold out. The Fraser Firs, grown in Michigan, are between 5 and 10 feet in height.
The Lions Club has been selling trees for more than 30 years. It has become one of the club’s largest fund-raising events with proceeds benefiting various charities the club supports. The entire club pitches in, from set up to selling.