"This'll be a pretty good weekend".
While there are obviously other types of trees (Douglas firs, Scotch Pines, Norway Spruces) on the market, "the Balsam and the Fraser are the favourites". Sending Christmas trees to military bases across the country.
"I think this event is wonderful", she said.
The drop is coming not only from increasing costs, but also because older tree farmers have been struggling to find someone to keep the operations going, said Shirley Brennan of the Canadian Christmas Tree Growers Association.
"Christmas is my favorite holiday", she said before mentioning that the line to see Santa was very long, with her wait lasting almost 40 minutes. "It wouldn't be the same Christmas experience without one".
And according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, road debris - which could include objects like improperly secured Christmas trees that fly off cars, landing on the road or on other cars - was responsible for more than 200,000 crashes that resulted in 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths during the past four years.
"We've been pretty busy - probably because of the mild weather", said owner Tom Goldscheitter.
Organizers say the parade and tree lighting will pack Central Square. Place the tree inside.
If you would like to purchase a tree, Pathway Church is located at 7200 Moffett Road. "It is just something my family and I wanted to do".
Hundley said average prices may rise 5 to 10 percent nationally this year, and any lot that waited until the last month to try to stock up "would be in trouble".
Some businesses charge a flat fee like 380 Auction & Discount Warehouse in Murrysville.
He said his farm increased prices about five per cent, with 10 per cent likely the upper end of what anyone is raising prices in the province. They range from $7 to $9 a foot.
She loves watching the trees grow and seeing the smiles on children and families as they pick out and take home their tree. In order for the tree to get the most water to all the branches, re-cutting it before you place it in the stand will help it to last longer.
On the evening there will be will be food outlets, craft stalls, free entertainment, characters, stilt walkers, balloon makers, band, choir and dance, performance in the build-up to the victor of the Lightning Luminary competition turning on the Christmas tree lights.
"That home did not have working smoke alarms", McConnell said. "They are helping us get through it".
Spix said Sweetie's will also sell hot chocolate, apple cider, apple dumplings and bread pudding during the holiday season. While they might not have a living room to display a tree, they are making do.