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Jamie Coe checks a 25-foot Norway spruce tree that died this summer on his Christmas tree farm during a prolonged drought. A combination of approaching retirement and the drought forced Coe to close his Christmas tree farm south of Fulton. He said trees not native to this area were damaged more during the drought.

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Drought, age forces closure of local Christmas tree farm

For 23 years Coe’s Tree Farm south of Fulton was a holiday tradition to many Callaway County families.

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