Christmas tree farms get healthy on good weather

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It's great weather to get a head start on picking up a Christmas tree.

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The inventory at the Advent Christmas Tree Farm in Englewood is looking good this season for those who want to pick up a live plant for the holiday season.

A wet couple of years damaged Christmas trees at area farms as late as last year, Storm Center 7 Meterologist McCall Vrydaghs said Tuesday.

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SKY 7: Christmas tree farm

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SEE: Our list of area tree farms 

The heavy rain caused root rot, which occurs when plants get too much water, and brown spot, a fungus that causes needle drop, she said.

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As many as 900 Christmas trees were lost last year because of brown spot, she said.

Special fencing at the farm on Haber Road in Englewood -- a series of simple bamboo poles, each one with a plastic shopping bag attached, on the perimeter of the area where the trees are grown -- has helped keep deer away, Vrydaghs said.

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