Bringing in the Trees: How the ongoing drought is impacting supplies of a Christmas staple
Drought has taken a toll on durum wheat, sugarcane and feed supplies this year, and now it’s impacting Christmas tree supplies.
The Real Christmas Tree Board told Brownfield Ag News that southern producers are bringing in extra trees from northern regions to make it through the season. The Executive Director for the group says the north grows a different and faster developing tree that only takes about four years to grow.
About two-thirds of consumers will make their real Christmas tree purchase in the coming week.