Gallery: Christmas Tree Farms are Shutting Down Due to Climate Change

 

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Throughout the U.S., extreme weather events are causing Christmas tree farmers to close up shop and stop planting new trees. In Vermont and New Hampshire, an early March heat wave and heavy summer flooding have wiped out a huge percentage of the local crop. One farmer says nearly half of his trees were washed away in flash floods, and shortages of trees are already starting to be reported in the Northeastern U.S.

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