Lebanon Reporter

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September 1, 2012

Christmas tree farms withering in drought

Boone County — An extremely dry summer in Boone County is going to have long-lasting effects, including ones that won’t be seen until December 2019.

The extensive summer drought has affected not only corn and soybean fields in the area, but also the county’s Christmas tree farms.

Christmas in July at Dull’s Tree Farm in Thorntown was no party this year as owners Tom and Kerry Dull saw roughly 3,500 trees die. They planted about 4,000 seedlings this past spring.

“The problem was, not only did we not have the rain, but we had such extreme temperatures,” Kerry said.

For the rest of this story, see the Sept. 1 issue of The Lebanon Reporter.

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