Christmas trees supplies tight, prices up

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - With Christmas less than two weeks away, finding the perfect tree might take some searching.

The availability of real Christmas trees is tight across the United States. (Source: CNN)

The availability of real Christmas trees is tight across the United States, especially for procrastinators looking for a certain type of tree.

But industry officials say everyone who wants a tree should be able to find one, they just might have to pay a little more.

Merchant Sandy Parsons of Charleston, West Virginia, says she never got her order for 350 trees from a North Carolina farm, citing short supply.

But local seller Robert Cole, whose business supplies its own trees, has never been busier.

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