FELTON, Del - Christmas is days away and area tree farms are selling out fast. Some tree growers say this has been their best season in almost 50 years.
Bonnie Poynter, who is the co-owner of Poynter's Tree Farm in Felton, said she is already getting ready for next season. Her farm has sold out of Christmas trees. It's the first time the farm has sold out this early in 45 years.
"We were sold out by Dec. 15 this year, which set a record," Poynter said.
Poynter said she is now getting ready for next season, but added that growing trees can be a challenge.
"If you don't have irrigation you don't have anything to grow," she said. "We have a drip irrigation and it really wasn't enough to keep the little ones alive this year. It's dripping now, but it was drying out as fast as it was hitting the ground."
Poynter said the baby trees are growing and will be strong and healthy by next year.
"A live tree is biodegradable. It doesn't clutter up the local dump area. It's good for us. It's good for everybody because a live Christmas tree produces a great deal of oxygen," Poynter said.
Poynter said she hopes tree sales will be as strong next year.
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