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‘Never sold so many so fast’: Christmas tree farms around Massachusetts are being cleaned out

Farms have reported being wiped out of cut-your-own trees, having only shorter or pre-cut trees left to sell, or being sold out altogether.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
Juan Jaramillo, of Revere (left) and Crystal Villegas, of Revere carried out their Christmas tree after hunting for the perfect one for hours at Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm in Stow. –Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Maple Crest Farm typically sells Christmas trees over the first three weekends after the Thanksgiving holiday. But after being “bombed with people” this past Friday and Saturday, the farm already sold out.

Owner John Elwell said he could cut more, but then he wouldn’t have as many for next year. “We’re all sold out,” Elwell said Wednesday of the farm in West Newbury. “I’ve never sold so many so fast.”

Whether people are looking to get a jump start on the Christmas spirit or itching to spend time outside with their families after months of staying home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple Christmas tree farms in Massachusetts have reported being wiped out of cut-your-own trees, having only shorter or pre-cut trees left to sell, or being sold out altogether.

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