Christmas trees are threatened by climate change

A farm in Vermont has lost 30 percent of Christmas trees due to climate , which endangered Christmas trees. Farm owners have lost part of their plantings due to difficult weather conditions, according to radio station NHPR.

The Christmas Tree Association of the two states noted that a farm in Vermont lost 30 percent of the trees that were planted in 2020. The trees were killed by extreme droughts in May and June, as well as heavy rainfall. According to farmers, due to a decrease in supply, buyers should prepare for higher prices.

Among the threats to trees from downpours, farmers named root wetness, which affects some types of spruce trees. Harmful fungi and diseases can also move along with water in the soil. As one of the ways to preserve trees, the New Hampshire council decided to plant small trees between large ones – the massive crown creates shade for small spruce trees, partially discouraging the effects of temperatures.

In September 2021, about problems with trees due to global warming, said American scientists. They noticed that in the fall in the United States, the plantings began to turn yellow later or remained green altogether. The leaves began to wither ahead of time due to drought, or remained green and did not fall off until they were torn off by a strong wind.