ALABAMA DROUGHT MEANS SOME PLANTS NEED HELP

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Alabama is experiencing drought conditions, and that means plants need a little extra help staying healthy.

That means more work for people like Brian Finson at Tree House Farm and Nursery in Northport and Joseph Wright at the University of Alabama Arboretum.

Without rain, those working in the garden industry and those wanting their landscapes or gardens in tip-top shape must manually make sure their plants are getting enough water.

Drought conditions like those in Alabama can cause foliage loss and much more, Wright said.

“It also allows insects or diseases to more effectively invade the plants,” he said. “And as a result we might get a fungus, or we might get some sort of bore or something else into some of our plants, when normally that tree is able to fight those off.”

 

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