Christmas Tree Sales Down Because of Florida Heat
While it may be "the most wonderful time of the year."
It sure doesn't feel like it temperature-wise.
But the warm weather hasn't stopped north central Florida residents from buying their Christmas trees.
Most tree stand managers in Gainesville say business has been around the normal levels... Despite high temperatures in the mid-70s so far this year.
Business was brisk at the tree stand in front of the Wal-Mart on archer road... As people came out to find the perfect tree with only two-and-a-half weeks to go before Christmas.
Managers say their sales were through the roof when temperatures were cooler right after thanksgiving.
But have fallen a bit recently.
And residents said that it is not about the weather, just being with family what matters.
Managers there tell us they plan to stay open until the day after Christmas.
So if you haven't bought yours yet.
There is still plenty of time.
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