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Dry conditions not a big problem for Kentucky Christmas tree farm

Christmas trees for the upcoming holiday season are doing fine, despite the dry weather, at Nieman Tree Farm.
Christmas trees for the upcoming holiday season are doing fine, despite the dry weather, at Nieman Tree Farm.(WKYT)
Published: Sep. 27, 2019 at 3:50 PM EDT
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It's that time of year again. The holiday season is seemingly right around the corner. This is the time that people start picking out there Christmas trees at Nieman Tree Farm. Despite the dry weather, this season's trees are doing just fine.

"You can see behind me, we're fine," Tom Nieman, owner of Nieman Tree Farm, said. "Every tree is okay, they look good, they have good color."

Mature trees that have been growing for years are very durable. It is the younger trees that struggle more with dry and hot conditions. Nieman's Tree Farm is doing its best to tackle the issue by treating the soil.

The dry weather isn't the only factor impacting the trees.

"It's not the water. It's the heat," Nieman said. "They can handle the drought but they can't handle the heat because they're Fraser Fir, and they belong in the mountains, and it never gets much over 85 degrees in the mountains."

With more abnormally warm days ahead, staying ahead of the weather with healthy trees is the name of the game for Nieman's Tree Farm.

It’s almost my favorite season... Christmas season!! I’ll let you know how Nieman’s Tree Farm is working through the dry... and hot... conditions this evening on WKYT! 🎄🎄🎄

Posted by Meteorologist Megan James on Friday, September 27, 2019

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