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Weather Puts A Damper on Christmas Tree Farms

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Some people might have a little trouble finding the perfect Christmas tree this year thanks to mother nature.

Wayne Pressler, the owner of Kirkwood Tree Farm said a lack of rain is slowing tree growth and even killing them before they ever reach their full potential. He said in a normal wet year he'd have about 800 trees on his lot. This year he only has about 20 trees that are worth selling.

"These are evergreen trees they need water all year long they just don't grow a year and then die. We have to water them from year to year," he explained.

It takes about 8 to 10 years for a tree to grow to a good size, so while Wayne says he'll continue to plant trees and rebuild it might just take a while for him to do it.

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