First batch of Christmas trees arrive in SWFL

The wait is over as Christmas trees arrive in Southwest Florida today, but a national shortage could affect your selection.

Friday morning, trees are going to fill up tents set up around SWFL and one at Home Depot expects to empty out fast.

Even though there might be a tree shortage in parts of the country, it doesn’t mean we will be seeing less trees here in Southwest Florida.

But, experts do note a tighter supply of trees means your decorations could be a bit more costly.

They attribute the loss to higher temps and heavy rain.

If you are buying early the last thing you want to do is go back for a new one, that’s why maintenance is key.

“So needles will start falling off, so make sure that you keep it watered every day and make sure every day you’re putting water in and it’s drinking that water and then you should be fine,” said Pete Slatter, manager at the Home Depot.

The first shipment of trees is expected to be in at 8 a.m. at the Home Depot on Pine Island Road.

Reporter:Nicole Lauren
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