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Christmas Tree Crop Takes Hit From Weather

Too dry or too wet, Central Illinois has had it's fair share of wild weather.
GREEN VALLEY - Although the farm does have a wide variety to choose from, owners at Talbott’s Christmas Tree Farm say the selection has taken a hit because of recent weather.

Last summer a drought killed off a lot of the Frank family's crop. This year the trees took another hit. The owner Brian Frank said the extremes between wet and dry have taken a toll on their evergreens.

"Very, very wet early and then it really turned dry we lost almost all of our little trees again this year and we certainly did last year," Frank said.

Frank said it will also affect next year's trees. Evergreens grow about one foot each year, and the most popular ones are about 10 years.
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