KTA opts out of Christmas trees this year; Y’s Men and Women’s Club reduces order

Josiah Anderson, 17, and Pelika Delovio, 16, with the National Guard Youth Challenge Academy, water Christmas trees in preparation for the Hilo Y's Men and Women's Club annual tree sale in 2018. (Stephanie Salmons/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Youth Challenge Academy members Matthew Newton, Paul Hagedorn and Dakota Kala unload Christmas trees in 2019 for the Hilo Y’s Men and Women’s Club's 70th annual Christmas tree sale and fundraiser. (Stephanie Salmons/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Christmas trees might be harder to come by this year on Hawaii Island because of the COVID-19 pandemic.