Michigan State University Investigates How the Drought This Year Will Affect Your Future Christmas

It’s that time of year where families are decorating their homes for the holiday season. However, the ongoing drought has affected Christmas tree farms in states as far as New York to Florida.

Horticulture expert, Bert Cregg, weighed in on the vulnerability of young Christmas trees,“This is because the new transplants are still establishing their roots systems, and their roots do not extend very deep into the soil.”

Rest assured, a majority of Christmas trees will survive this winter and make it to your homes. It’s the future supply of seasonal conifers that farmers share concern.

The Huffington Post weighed in more about the drought and its effect on trees.

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