The Cost of a Christmas Tree

As Christmas decorating gets into high gear, Homesessive investigates the cost of the holiday's centerpiece: the Christmas tree.
Homesessive took a cross-section of tree prices across the country, and our informal research found that costs fluctuated in every location, from coast to coast.
The cost of a Christmas tree ranged from about $100 for a seven-foot Noble fir in Orange, CA, to $45 for a seven-foot balsam fir in Urbana, IL. For the same $50, you could buy a balsam in Manhattan or chop one yourself in Leicester, MA.
So many factors -- labor costs, fertilizer, transportation, security -- affect tree prices that there's no standard rate for a Christmas tree, no matter where you buy yours.
View the slideshow above for some factors that affect the price of your Christmas Tree!
For more information about our favorite Christmas centerpiece, check out Artificial Christmas Trees: A Brief History, and Origin of the Christmas Tree.
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