Christmas tree retailers busy this weekend

Mishawaka, Ind. The first of the month is bringing out Christmas tree shoppers.

The Mishawaka Res started their annual tree sale this weekend.

Despite the construction, which took away the main road leading to the Res, shopping traffic has been steady.

Workers said they sold almost 90 trees in one day and expect to sell more Sunday.

Trees are each $20 and wreaths are $25, making celebrating Christmas affordable.

Mishawaka Res Board President, Peg Van Nevel "Trees have been $20 for years and we're trying to keep that price so everyone has a chance to get a tree,” said Peg Van Nevel, Mishawaka Res board president. “We don't want to raise our prices because there are some people you may not get a Christmas tree if they have to go out to a regular lot and pay 50 to 60 dollars for a tree."

Terri Matthys, owner of Matthys Farm Market said preparation is key.

“Just before you get it into the water, that's when you need to give it a fresh cut,” she said. “And then that way the trunk won't seal off and it will be able to absorb a lot of water and stay fresh.”

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