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Warm Weather Injures Christmas Pine Trees

December 8, 1998
By: Curt Holden
State Capital Bureau

Last week's warm weather is adversely affecting trees that Missourians would choose to use to celebrate Christmas.

Curt Holden reports from Jefferson City.

The recent warmth is drying out and confusing needle-bearing trees setting them up for winter injury.

Missouri Department of Conversation Forest Pathologist Susan Burks says Missourians Christmas trees require special care this year.

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Burks say trees with pine needles are more likely than leaf-bearing trees to lose moisture due to cold, dry winds causing needle browning and injury.

Reporting from Jefferson City, I'm Curt Holden.