WESTBOROUGH – The Westborough Civic Club is reaching out to reassure customers both old and new that the club’s annual tree, wreath and roping sale will be fully stocked and going ahead as planned this year, despite supply chain shortages.
The fundraiser will commence on Saturday, Nov. 27. It will then run daily through Dec. 24.
The American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA) had released a statement back in September calling on individuals to buy their Christmas trees early this year, as severe weather in the Pacific Northwest and supply chain issues had impacted the overall supply of trees.
“Every year, we pay close attention to factors impacting the Christmas tree industry so that we can help guide consumers in choosing the right Christmas tree,” said ACTA Executive Director Jami Warner. “In 2021, we’re seeing a variety of trends influencing artificial and live Christmas tree supply across the country and are encouraging consumers to find their tree early this year to avoid shortage impacts.”
The COVID-19 pandemic and the economic challenges it caused have prompted delays that could make consumer available trees more scarce and more expensive this year, the ACTA said.
Civic Club Vice-President George Grosner said in a recent statement that the Civic Club is aware of these concerns and the ACTA’s warning. The club also noted, though, that their customers should have “little to worry about” this year.
“We have a great relationship with our long-term supplier in Nova Scotia and, having placed our order a couple of months ago, we are assured that our 2021 order of over 1500 balsam fir trees – plus wreaths and roping – will be met in full,” Grosner said.
The tree lot will be located at the Hastings School at 111 East Main St. in Westborough.
“We are planning on another busy season starting,” Grosner said.
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