When times are tough it's not uncommon for people to cut back, especially during the holidays, but there's one Christmas item that the economy doesn't seem to be affecting.
Owners of Christmas tree lots and farms say business this holiday season is steady so far.
They say the busiest time for tree sales will be next weekend, and even with the recession, they say people will cut down a Christmas tree before cutting the budget.
"They say, 'Christmas is Christmas.' They're gonna have a tree. They don't care. They're just looking for something nice and fresh, and everyone seems to be liking' what we have," Candy Westfall, co-owner of Hensler's Town & Country Market, said.
Tree lot owners also say artificial trees have caused real tree sales to decline a little over the years, but not by much.