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Better Christmas Tree Crop This Year

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This years weather may have saved hundreds of Christmas trees after last year's drought took a toll on planting season.
Timber Creek tree farmer, Mike Bauer says he lost 60% of his new crops last year.

"If the ground really dries out that can be very hard on them and we don't have any way to water them out here," said Bauer. "So, if it doesn't rain, our trees get dry."

So this year he just bought twice as many seeds to make up for the loss but a drought like last year can also cause some concern for the trees that have already grown and would be ready for the buyers to take home.
Lack of water can cause a tree stress which makes it more susceptible to insect damage or disease but Bauer says his fully grown trees are in good shape. 



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