Drought Means Smaller Christmas Trees
By Elizabeth Trovall
Everyone knows Austinites like to buy local. However, as Texas foliage faces continuing dry conditions, a tall, green Texas Christmas tree might be hard to track down. For StateImpact Texas, Elizabeth Trovall reports how the dry weather in much of the state may be changing the way we deck the halls.
What it does to the trees, it just doesn’t let them grow tall. They should be 7 and 8 feet tall and now they’re only 4 or 5, so it kind of stunts their growth even though we did water and we have an irrigation pipe under the ground.