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    Default Just saw on the news....

    that Christmas tree farmers are suffering from the drought too. They said the bigger trees that are ready for this year or next are ok but the smaller trees that would have been used a few years down the road are getting hit hard. One farmer has lost 4000 trees so far!

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    That is such a shame. I grew up on a farm and understand what a drought can really do to a farm family. It stinks.
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    We buy from a private farmer who does it on a casual basis. Hopefully he won't go up too much. He only charges $30. for any size but doesn't groom them. It's perfect for us as we bought the swivel stand and bent trunks don't matter.
    Hope he doesn't see that article.

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    I'm not sure its so much prices going up but lack of trees in future years. Of course, if there is a lack of trees that will translate into higher prices.

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    It's a bad year for trees in general. I see a lot of dead ones (leafless or entirely brown anyway) along the side of the road, plus a lot of trees that were planted by the city that will cost tax $ to replace. I worry that if we have a hard winter that a lot of the trees that are stressed but still alive won't make it.

    I don't get a live tree. They are wonderful, but I can't bear the thought of cutting one down just for a few weeks of personal pleasure.
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    The leaves on all the locust trees here are turning already and have been for about two weeks. It's not that dry here so I am not sure if the big wind storm did something to them or what.

    We don't get a live tree either. I would LOVE to have one but our heat dries them out (no matter how much we water them) which causes a fire hazard.

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