Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Tree Talk: Trees, Water and Weeds

As drought conditions continue to spread across the country and across the state, the lack of water expresses itself through plants. Trees respond to short-term drought by wilting, leaf scorch and leaf drop. Long-term damage from drought happens over a period of years and includes stunted growth, branch dieback, and possible death of the plant. Many woody plants can take up to three years after...

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