CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. (WZZM) - The impact of this summer's drought is showing up on the Christmas tree farms around the state.
The Red Flannel Christmas Tree Farm is seeing the effects of the drought. Larry Stelma, who is also Kent County Sheriff, says most of his new plantings were killed this year from the dry hot weather.
The impact won't be seen in this year's crop because the older trees root systems were already developed.
Christmas tree crops 7-9 years from now will be devastated.
Farmers say they'll have to replant this spring in hopes of solving the problem.