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Christmas tree shortage could affect Texoma

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There's a nationwide shortage of fresh Christmas trees this season. (KTEN) There's a nationwide shortage of fresh Christmas trees this season. (KTEN)
Elves Christmas Tree Farm in Denison says it has an adequate supply for the 2017 season. (KTEN) Elves Christmas Tree Farm in Denison says it has an adequate supply for the 2017 season. (KTEN)
Kimberlie and Caynan Copeland are sold on the scent of a real Christmas tree. (KTEN) Kimberlie and Caynan Copeland are sold on the scent of a real Christmas tree. (KTEN)
Elves Christmas Tree Farm in Denison says it has an adequate supply for the holiday season. (KTEN) Elves Christmas Tree Farm in Denison says it has an adequate supply for the holiday season. (KTEN)
There's a nationwide shortage of fresh Christmas trees this season. (KTEN) There's a nationwide shortage of fresh Christmas trees this season. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- Have your Christmas tree yet? Might want to get on that.

We've told you about a national Christmas tree shortage this year (the real Christmas trees, not the fake ones). So, what's the deal and how about the supply here in Texoma?

KTEN found a one tree farm in Texoma that has already shut down.

Wintergreen Christmas Tree Farm in Van Alstyne closed on December 1. They're already sold out. They had planned to remain open until December 23, according to their website.

But don't worry, we found a place where you can still find that perfect tree.

As Christmas tree farmers around the country struggle to meet demands, Elves Christmas Tree Farm in Denison is doing just fine.

"All of our suppliers, we've been ordering pre-cuts for 20 years and they filled all of our orders to our exact specifications," said owner Marshall Cathey. "Actually got a few extra, because every year we usually sell out of trees anyway, so just trying to service as many customers as possible. So we haven't seen any shortages on our farm."

Cathey added they have had a huge turnout this year.

 "Really great, the weather has been cooperating perfectly," he said.

One couple who turned out on Friday said this is their first year to buy a real tree together, but there's one thing they can agree on.

"The smell is definitely a huge part," Kimberlie and Caynan Copeland said.

At a Christmas tree farm, bringing home the tree isn't the only exciting part.

"So that he could chop one down himself hopefully," Kimberlie said.

The Copelands found their perfect tree and are excited to bring it home.

"It's a nice little attachment that you get to the tree; it's not like you just throw it away immediately, you know you want to keep it around a little longer,” Caynan said.

The best advice we can give: You should be able to find a fresh tree; just make sure you keep the water handy to keep it looking fresh all Christmas season.

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