Like everything else related to Christmas this year, Christmas tree sellers in the Cowichan Valley are having a hard time keeping up with demand.
Lakes Road Tree Farm has had to close early for the season after selling out of trees that were grown for this holiday period, and other Christmas tree farms are getting to the end of their inventories as well.
Terry Flatt, one of the owners at Cowichan Valley Christmas Trees, located on Webdon Road in Duncan, said business has been extremely brisk this year.
She said the tree farm opened early for business this festive season after people stopped by inquiring about buying Christmas trees just after Remembrance Day.
“We’re normally fairly busy each Christmas season, but it’s been much busier than usual this year and it began much earlier,” Flatt said.
“I think it’s because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fact that people are looking to do something special this Christmas season after such a bad year. Many people who usually travel elsewhere for Christmas are staying home this year, and that adds to our business as well.
“We’re already getting close to the end of the trees we have to sell.”