Chances are you've probably heard about the nation wide Christmas tree shortage, so you might be wondering why local lots still have trees.

Especially since this time last year it was almost impossible to find a tree for sale in the valley.

Many of these tree lot owners remember last year, so they tried to prepare for that.

To keep up with demand they ordered more trees. Like Jordan's Holidays. The owner, Jordan Risch, says they still have around 100 trees. He says sales have been good, but they do have extra trees.

Meanwhile, Zamzows on Fairview and Liberty only has about 20 trees left. They also say sales are steady.

The shortage is more reflected on the price tag. Since there are fewer trees at farms, retailers had to pay more to buy the trees they needed to sell.

"It doesn't affect how many we brought in," Will Freeman, Zamzows assistant manager, said. "It's more on the price. We've still got plenty of trees. Everybody is going to get a tree. They're just going to have to deal with the higher prices, or they're going to pick a different size tree since that one size, which takes about a decade, isn't going to be as available, or it's going to be a lot more expense than normal."

The shortage is driving up prices. It takes seven to 10 years to grow an average size Christmas tree. That means this year's crop was planted during the recession. Experts say because of the recession, farmers were cutting down fewer trees to sell, and did not plant as many, either.