Local Nashville business severely impacted by nationwide tree shortage | News – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-11-29 23:41:00 –

Nashville (WSMV)-If your family is the one who gets the real Christmas tree and you haven’t got it yet, you should move.

There is a national shortage of trees, which has serious implications for many parts of Nashville here.

According to Sovine’s Christmas Tree Lot in Whitebridge, there were 550 transactions on Sunday, but only a handful of employees.

The shortage of workers and the shortage of trees nationwide combine to create a stressful vacation season for many.

Some people who buy wood at Sovine’s say they have noticed some differences this year.

“Maybe not many people work,” said Claire Lawson, who goes shopping for trees. “In the last few years, it feels like someone is walking to you soon.”

Wesley Sovine said he is experiencing a serious labor shortage, despite record days with hundreds of customers.

“This weekend has been busier than ever in 28 years,” Sovine said.

Last holiday weekend, we had only 6 employees compared to the usual 20. Due to supply chain issues, there is also a shortage of plastic products such as strings for tying trees and stands.

“It’s hard to sell wood without a stand,” Sovine said. “Currently there is a shortage of wreaths and wreaths. The families we got them, the whole family now have COVIDs.”

It is also affected by the nationwide shortage of trees. Sovine said it is 300-400 short of regular trees and will sell out by December 13th or 14th.

They usually sell through Christmas Eve. Sacred blame partially blames the 2008 recession. “Trees grow one foot a year,” Sovine said. “In 2009 and 2010, farmers didn’t have the money to grow trees, so they are now paying 10 or 11 years later.”

Lawson said she was happy that she went ahead and continued her family tradition.

“It’s exciting to see the Christmas illuminations, grow trees and enjoy the holidays after two tough years,” Lawson said.

Part of the profit from the lot will be sent to the West Nashville Kiwanis Club. Many are still looking for employees to help with their vacation. I’m with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and videos, 4WARN weather forecasts, weather radar, special research reports, sports headlines and more from News4 Nashville.

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