Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas tree farms face balancing act amid drought

From the California Farm Bureau Federation:
As California Christmas tree farmers work to rebuild their inventories after years of drought, they’re balancing that with trying to satisfy their customers. Some farms that typically allow people to cut their own trees are doing the cutting instead, to avoid overharvesting their properties. Other farms have closed early. The California Christmas Tree Association says fewer precut trees from the Pacific Northwest have been coming into the state, as well.
KSBW-TV in Salinas reported last week that the drought was impacting Christmas tree prices. Here is our report on the shortage from last month.

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