With the isolation of the pandemic, many Iowans decided to start decorating their homes for Christmas — inside and out — well before Thanksgiving. Some Iowa Christmas tree farms report heavy sales. Jan Pacovsky, executive director of the Iowa Christmas Tree Growers Association in New Hampton, says it’s shaping up to be a potential record season.
“I’ve heard a lot of positive remarks from my growers and people that are out purchasing trees, that they’re excited to get going,” Pacovsky says. “A lot of them have decorated early. Everybody I’ve talked to says they’ve had a better season than they’ve had for a long time.”
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