MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- It might soon cost you more to deck the halls.
This year, a water mold is attacking and in some cases killing off a popular Christmas tree.
The Fraser Fir is native to mountainous regions like North Carolina and Oregon.
But at some tree farms, it is not exactly the most wonderful time of year.
The firs are turning from green to brown because of a water mold called phytophtora.
Heavy rains during the growing season have caused the mold to flourish and spread quickly.
It's a threat because it kills the tree's root system, which keeps water from being absorbed.
Jeff Pollard is a North Carolina-based Christmas tree farmer, who told NBC News he might lose a quarter of his crop.
"Didn't expect it to be quite this severe this fast," he said.
The Christmas tree industry stands to lose several million dollars because of the loss in crop.