“No, we haven’t changed our planting plans at all,” he said.
However, what does impact Connecticut is the demand versus land.
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“The problem with Connecticut growers, they have a difficult time supplying enough trees for the resident population. We just don’t have enough growers or enough land dedicated to Christmas trees,” he explained.
It’s a business that has been around for hundreds of years, but Jaynes explained that it’s not an easy one to start.
“Connecticut, I don’t care where you are, it’s expensive to buy 25 acres of land,” he said.
However, one thing has always remained the same.
“People looking for a Christmas tree are a great group to deal with. They’re happy, having a good time… And we hope they get a nice tree, of course,” he stated.