You may have to shell out a little more if you want a real Christmas tree this year.
According to Consumerist, tree shortages caused by droughts and other issues are causing prices to rise in many states this year.
In New York City, some trees cost upward of $1,000 due to droughts and the cost it takes to ship trees into the city.
In Oregon, drought has caused higher prices for the real deal. And in Alabama, there are enough trees, but they’re smaller this year due to droughts.
In Southern California, prices went up by about 10 percent this year after several sellers left the marketplace.
For some, artificial trees may be the way to go this year.