Drought, age force local Christmas tree farm to close
Sunday, November 25, 2012
For 23 years, Coe’s Tree Farm south of Fulton was a holiday tradition to many Callaway County families. But age and drought have combined to put an abrupt end to Jamie Coe’s six-acre Christmas tree farm on County Road 102 just south of Fulton.
“I have closed my tree farm. The drought really hit hard this summer. I am nearing retirement, and I wanted to quit my tree farm operation anyway,” Coe said.
Coe said all of the trees he planted during ....