Christmas tree supplies are tight, and climate change is to blame

Nov 23, 2021
Expect trees to cost 5% to 10% more than they did last year.
A Christmas tree is loaded into a truck on Nov. 21. Christmas trees quantities are lower this year as a result of extreme heat and cutbacks in planting during the Great Recession.
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"Murder hornets" found in Washington raise concerns for U.S. agriculture

Oct 1, 2021
The giant hornets pose a threat to bees, and by extension, the crops that bees pollinate.
Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologist Chris Looney displays a trap he retrieved, set in an effort to locate the Asian giant hornet on May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Washington.