First things first - let's squelch a rumor going around today that originated from an AP wire story.
PRICES OF TREES ARE NOT GOING TO INCREASE BECAUSE OF HIGHER FUEL COSTS!!!
The article quoted one auction house manager moving 40,000 trees from Pennsylvania. Well, 40,000 is a drop in the bucket. All of the growers we have heard from have said the harvest and supply is good, the number of trucking companies and trucking brokers inquiring into hauling trees has gone way up, and many are finding good deals on freight charges. Bottom line is this - if you are price shopping for a tree, then do just that and shop around. You can find a wide range of prices based on a large number of variables.