Along with clothing, electronics and toy purchases over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, shoppers also took the time to buy up Christmas Trees. Most found a slight increase in prices. According to growers, less Christmas trees were planted about ten years ago when the economy began it’s downswing. They say it takes most trees 10-12 years to grow, resulting in the year’s price increase. Most trees, particularly those in larger areas, saw a 17 percent price jump.