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Christmas trees suffer through drought

http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/1514/christmas-trees-suffer-through-drought/5

In the Dr. Seuss book, it was the Grinch who stole Christmas. But for some Midwest tree growers, it may be the drought that eventually steals the holiday.

Danny Moulds, who owns Kris Kringle’s Trees just north of Cedar Falls, Iowa, said the hot dry summer took a harsh toll on newly planted seedlings. “We did lose about 15,000 Christmas trees in a 46-acre farm,” Moulds said. “And with the fir trees we didn’t lose just the little ones we planted this year, we (also) lost last year’s.”

Still, although Christmas tree losses have been reported across Midwest, the pines should be plentiful this year. The shortage may come several y...

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Christmas trees suffer through drought

http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/1514/christmas-trees-suffer-through-drought/5

In the Dr. Seuss book, it was the Grinch who stole Christmas. But for some Midwest tree growers, it may be the drought that eventually steals the holiday.

Danny Moulds, who owns Kris Kringle’s Trees just north of Cedar Falls, Iowa, said the hot dry summer took a harsh toll on newly planted seedlings. “We did lose about 15,000 Christmas trees in a 46-acre farm,” Moulds said. “And with the fir trees we didn’t lose just the little ones we planted this year, we (also) lost last year’s.”

Still, although Christmas tree losses have been reported across Midwest, the pines should be plentiful this year. The shortage may come several y...

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