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How the long, dry summer has affected Sweden's Christmas trees

A Swedish Christmas tree plantation. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT

Published: 15.Nov.2018 08:43 hrs

Christmas trees grown in Sweden are more vividly green after a summer of extreme drought, but there is also a risk of a shortage of the firs and spruces.

"Caucasian firs have a more beautiful, darker green colour this year than they usually do. The drought has made the trees mature, and that gives a beautiful colour," Claus Jerram Christensen, head of Danish Christmas Trees told ATL.

These firs are indigenous to Turkey, Georgia and the Russian Caucasus, and are therefore used to warm, dry summers. 

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