The dry conditions that have affected parts of the Southeast for the past few weeks have also affected areas to our west. This story from Delta Farm Press describes the negative impacts the dry conditions have had on Christmas tree farmers this year. Something to keep in mind because a drought can cut back on a tree’s normal growth of 2 feet per year, affecting the marketability of trees for several years after the drought. This is likely to put a dent in the supply of Christmas trees in the Delta region, although most of the trees in the Southeast come from other sources.

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