Christmas tree supply running short for local retailers

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DOTHAN, AL (WTVY) -- Time is running out to nab a Christmas Tree for the holidays, with plenty of places already being sold out.

This comes thanks to a shortage of Christmas Trees being shipped down to the Wiregrass, leaving very few left as Christmas approaches.

Reid Jones of Dothan Ace Hardware says there is a noticeably less amount of trees that have been available for sale this year compared to last year.

He says "We had 150 to 160 trees last year, and this year it was about 100, 80 to 100 this year."

Many tree sellers say that the shortage is due to the 2008 recession as that's when the recent cut of Christmas trees were planted.