Christmas tree sales soar on Black Friday | News
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB)- The day
after Thanksgiving is not only the busiest shopping day for merchandise, but it
ushers in the holiday season and Christmas tree sales are off the charts.
flying out of Louisiana Nursery on Friday.
sell about 9,000 trees, so we got a lot, three different types to sell,"
said Nathan Biggerstaff with Louisiana Nursery.
and her daughter, Gabrielle, have been eyeing the trees as they look for just
the right one.
was full and it didn't have any holes in it and the trunk was
straight," said Landry.
and her husband saw the kids off in the morning. They planned to decorate the
tree in the afternoon while watching the LSU game.
is playing today," Heard said. "We'll put up the tree and party
around the house."
have a lot to choose from.
of the trees we sell come from Oregon or North Carolina. We have two or three
main shipments that come in to our growers. We've done business for over 25
years," Biggerstaff explained.
to the experts, this year's crop of Christmas trees is a better lot than years
in the past.
the northwest, it seems like it rained a lot more. Also, with the hurricane
that they had on the East Coast, North Carolina area, they got a lot more rain.
Everything seems to be a lot more greener, more fuller, a real good
crop," Biggerstaff added.
expects to have the trees moving out of the lot through at least the Dec. 15.
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