Drought won’t hit Christmas trees this year

November 29, 2012

The drought of 2012 could have a profound impact on Indiana's Christmas tree production, but not this year, according to tree farmers. Tom Dull, who has owned Dull's Tree Farm in Thorntown for 28 years, said the drought caused serious losses of tree crops planted this spring and in spring 2011. But those trees weren’t expected to hit the market for seven or eight years. Mature trees handle drought better, so this year’s crop, and prices, shouldn’t be affected, he said.