FRANKLIN -- You may want to buy your Christmas tree a little earlier this year. A nationwide shortage has Christmas tree business owners scrambling to find enough trees.
Buffalo Bill's Christmas Tree Farm in Franklin has more than 11,000 trees on their property, but since it takes roughly 8-12 years for the pines to grow to the right size, they have to buy precuts elsewhere. This year, they weren't able to buy from their normal spot in Virginia because of the national Christmas tree shortage.
For many Wisconsinites, Christmas tree shopping after Thanksgiving is a family tradition. Early birds are out looking for the best they can find while enjoying the experience that comes with it.
"Deciding which one they like, then eventually the photos of them cutting it down, hauling it back,” said Buffalo Bill’s employee Jennifer Hinkel.
Buffalo Bill's co-owner Rose Hinkel said they started selling trees on Friday.