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Windstorm Tree Losses

Source: Food and Farm News
January 26, 2008

Difficult decisions lie ahead for farmers who lost trees during January windstorms. If a part of an orchard was blown down, it may not produce enough of a crop to stay profitable. If the orchard contained older trees, the farmer might remove the entire block and start over. But plant nurseries have already sold all their young, replacement trees for this season. Farm advisors say farmers with wind losses may remove entire blocks of trees and order replacements for next fall.