Drought shouldn’t affect Christmas trees, cause shortage

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The drought situation is starting to get progressively worse, bringing Tennessee into a Severe Drought.

There doesn’t look to be much relief, as far as Mother’s Nature is concerned, with no rain in the forecast. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has issued a Level 3 State of Emergency due to the conditions.

News 2’s Jeff Morrow went to Bate’s Nursery in northern Nashville to see how it’s affecting local businesses and plants.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Adam Chapman, the sales manager and head horticulturist, says he doesn’t think there will be a shortage of Christmas trees due to the drought.

“What happens is they have to water the plants a few days before they dig them, so that may increase the cost a bit, but it shouldn’t affect any kind of inventory this year,” he said.

Chapman suggested keeping your tree in your garage or shed once the holiday is over before putting it back outside.