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National Christmas tree shortage hits home

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HERRIN --  Around the country, reports keep coming in about a national shortage of a certain type of pine tree.

At Wiswell's Christmas Tree's, family is everything. It's why the Holloways took the business over more than 20 years ago.

"My brother works out here, my mom and my grampee," said Haileigh Holloway.

But almost as important as family is the most popular tree the Holloway's sell.

"It was the Scotch Pine but now it's the Frasier furs," added Holloway.

It's because a lot of their Scotch Pines are looking pretty sad this year but they don't know why, and the Holloway's are feeling the effects.

"It's put a hurting on us a little bit," added Holloway.

Luckily, other families like the Wilson's are happy with any species of tree, as long as it's the right size.

"Seven feet tall and four feet wide," described Lindsey Wilson.

Happy with their new trees, the Wilsons wrap up a nearly perfect day.

"If only Grandma could've been here to do it with us," said Brett Wilson.

As long as families like them keep showing up, the Holloway's won't have to worry about losing it anytime soon.

"It's a second home for me for sure," said Holloway.

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