Christmas tree sales strong in Kamloops despite what online poll suggests

By Vanessa Ybarra
December 3, 2017 - 11:15am Updated: December 3, 2017 - 3:55pm

KAMLOOPS — This week's CFJC TV poll revealed 74 per cent of Kamloops residents put up an artificial Christmas tree compared to 26 percent who prefer real.

Woodward Christmas Tree Farm in Westsyde says despite what the poll suggests, demand for mother nature's product remains as strong as ever at their farm.

"Our numbers are increasing steadily every year, it's actually quite remarkable," said Debbie Woodward, Owner of Woodward Christmas Tree Farm. "We're seeing at least  a 10 per cent increase in people each year."

More than 600 people came out for yesterday's season opener.

She says a large portion of customers are the younger generation who want an experience an artificial tree can't provide.

"We get a lot of people coming in saying 'Mom and Dad have resorted to a fake tree but we're just not going down that path.' Today we're so caught up in technology, we don't have those opportunities to have those experiences with our loved ones. Here you get to come out, pick out a tree, enjoy a wagon ride, a smokie and hot chocolate and be with the family."

The farm has more than 15-thousand trees on site.

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