Christmas tree demand remains high despite inflation


              Libby and Larry Gurnee inspect a $55 Christmas tree at a Rotary Club tree sale, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, in South Portland, Maine. Inflation has not caused a drop in tree sales this holiday season, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Jim Welch carries a Christmas tree to his truck at a Rotary Club tree sale, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, in South Portland, Maine. The National Christmas Tree Association projects that nearly 21 million live Christmas trees will be sold by Christmas Day. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
            
              Larry Gurnee carries a $55 Christmas tree he selected with his wife, , Libby Gurnee, background, at a Rotary Club tree sale, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, in South Portland, Maine. Inflation has Americans cutting back on spending in some areas this holiday season but Christmas trees is not one of them, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)