Raulston Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Rock Spring is dealing with all types of weather-related issues, and tackling them to ensure trees are available by the end of November. 

"When that humidity gets up, especially in the mornings, and then it gets hot in the afternoon, there is a fungus that can attack some of the varieties that we have," says owner Dan Raulston.

Raulston adds it's generally the cypress variety including the Murray Cypress, and the Leyland Cypress. This year, they've spread fungicide on an infected few. The Virginia Pine this time of year, tackles a different issue.

The Pine Tip Moth arrived at the end of May.

"The eggs hatch. The larvae come up and try to eat the tree, and then when they die, or become moths, then another cycle will begin," states Raulston.

In North Georgia, three to four cycles can occur every summer, and then there's grass. Raulston mows every 10 days, taking anywhere from 12 to 15 hours, and it's more than just for curb appeal. 

"I mean I try to keep the grass mowed against the trees, so that the trees aren't competing too much with weeds and grass," says Raulston.

Last summer, Raulston Acres Christmas Free Farm lost about 20 trees. He accounts this to the lack of fungicide he sprayed.

Trees will be available starting Thanksgiving Day.

Raulston says they're expecting about a 30% increase in production compared to two years ago from the drought of 2016.

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