The inventory at the Advent Christmas Tree Farm in Englewood is looking good this season for those who want to pick up a live plant for the holiday season.
A wet couple of years damaged Christmas trees at area farms as late as last year, Storm Center 7 Meterologist McCall Vrydaghs said Tuesday.
The heavy rain caused root rot, which occurs when plants get too much water, and brown spot, a fungus that causes needle drop, she said.
As many as 900 Christmas trees were lost last year because of brown spot, she said.
Special fencing at the farm on Haber Road in Englewood -- a series of simple bamboo poles, each one with a plastic shopping bag attached, on the perimeter of the area where the trees are grown -- has helped keep deer away, Vrydaghs said.