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Tree farmers hoping for snow after tough year

Posted at 6:51 PM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 18:54:49-05

Local Christmas tree growers are hoping the snow that is forecast to come this way will help get people thinking about the holidays and bring in customers to help offset a difficult year.

The severe summer-long drought killed off large numbers of young Christmas trees resulting in the loss of thousands of dollars for local tree farms.

However, there is good news.  Trees that were big enough to be cut came through the drought well and customers can expect a good product.

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly visited Roth's Hillside Tree Farm and Country Pine Farm, both in Holland, to learn more.