End of Era "Alarmers NO LONGER Selling Christmas Trees
By Member John Long, Jr.
November 10, 2019

End of Era "Alarmers NO LONGER Selling Christmas Trees

After 60 years of selling Christmas trees to many loyal and valued customers,it is with a heavy heart, we must tell you,
we can no longer sell trees. During the 2007-2009 recession, many tree farms did not plant any new trees, which is now
causing a supply shortage and higher prices.
Therefore, we are unable to purchase quality trees from our suppliers. We are unwilling to offer poor quality trees, at
higher prices. We always tried to give our customers the best trees at the lowest price.
The last two years, we were unable to get the number of trees we would usually order. After vandalism to our Northway
trailer last year, this further reduced our profit margin. We rely heavily on fundraising to provide our service to first responders.
We wish to thank all the Fire Department support staff, all the firefighters and many retirees that helped us unload trees for
many years. Without your help, this day would have come sooner.

Thank you for your support over the years.
The Anne Arundel Alarmers Association