I keep getting calls asking: "what's up with the trees?" They are slow to leaf out, full of seeds, and the leaves are relatively small and more yellow than normal. All of these can be symptoms of drought stress. According to the Minnesota Climatology Office, we are in a "long term episode of dryness" that started in June of 2008. Although Douglas County is not identified as a severe drought area, we are abnormally dry for the season.
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