Minden Press-Herald

Tuesday
Jul 29th

Not dreaming of a brown Christmas?

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Drought damages Christmas tree crops

Drought isn't the first word that comes to mind at Christmas time, unless a live tree is in the plans. Old Beck House Tree Farm and Gift Shop (Beck) on Beck Curve Road saw a definite effect by the drought on their youngest trees.

"We use a drip system so they have water year round," Beck co-owner Wayne Perryman said. "The problem is when it's 100 degrees outside, the water just ends up making 100-degree mud."

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