Ireland could be heading for a Christmas tree shortage, due to recent mild weather and the Suez Canal blockage.
Fewer artificial trees are available this year due to supply chain issues.
Retail Excellence Ireland is warning last minute shoppers that artificial Christmas trees may not be restocked after the current supply runs out.
It says many products coming from Asia, including fake trees and toys, may be affected by supply chain issues.
Managing Director Duncan Graham says it's taking much longer to ship in products, meaning some stock won't be replaced in time for Christmas.
Prices have also jumped up by 50% on last year's in some Irish outlets.
Meanwhile, real trees bought too early are unlikely to last until the big day.
It comes as the recent mild weather is causing them to shed their needles after around 10 days indoors.