While the extremely dry fall caused trouble for many Iowa farmers and backyard gardeners, one crop that’s not suffering is the Christmas tree crop. Lee Aldridge of Aldridge Tree Farms near Belmond in Wright County says the harvest of evergreens and Scotch pines looks great.Aldridge says he’s heard no reports of Christmas tree farmers in Iowa having drought-related losses. He says consumers now have a wide selection of top quality trees to chose from and take home.He warns people to leave the trees out in the cold until they can be set up inside and immediately get a good dose of water.Iowa Christmas tree growers are expecting a successful season ahead, despite the dry fall.
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