Christmas trees are dying from drought

As large parts of the U.S. suffer months of unusually dry weather, MSU Department of Horticulture and Forestry Associate Professor Bert Cregg says the outlook might not be so bleak.

A dead Christmas tree seedling at Smolak Farms in North Andover, Mass. BOSTON GLOBE/GETTY IMAGES

For 23 years, Curtis Abbott and his family have been growing and selling Christmas trees on their farm in the town of Charlton, Massachusetts. Photos from previous harvests show picture-perfect trees — towering evergreens with sturdy branches dusted with white snow.

But this year, Abbott Tree Farm has shared no photographs.

Instead, a couple of days before Thanksgiving, the farm posted an unexpected message on Facebook: “Sorry we are closed.” Read the full story at the Huffington Post.

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