BUFFALO, N.Y. - If you're wondering why your fresh Christmas tree may cost more this year, here's why.

A national tree shortage that is stemming from the great recession, 10 years ago.​​​​​​ Growers planted fewer trees to sell, which need up to 10 years to mature before they're ready to hit the market.

There is some good news though.

Local farms tell us they aren't really seeing much of an increase.

"Especially in our area, we're one of the local farmers and we're growing strong every year. A couple of the reasons why there's been a national shortage have been issues that just hasn't hit us," said, Jeffrey Jurek.

Buying habits are also causing this shortage with more people ditching real trees for fake ones that of course have less up-keep to worry about.