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Drought diverts Christmas tree supply chain

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Drought has impacted the availability of locally grown Christmas trees in parts of the southern U.S. this season.

Real Christmas Tree Board Executive Director Marsha Gray tells Brownfield local U-Cuts are bringing in extra trees from northern regions to help supplement supplies.

“They grow a very different tree,” she explains.  “It doesn’t take that long to grow. They grow theirs typically in about four years, like almost half the time, because they have almost two growing periods each year.

Drought diverts Christmas tree supply chain