christmas tree http://kbia.org en Drought kills Christmas trees while some post offices kill morning hours http://kbia.org/post/drought-kills-christmas-trees-while-some-post-offices-kill-morning-hours <p></p><p></p><p>Now that Thanksgiving has passed, many people have begun to deck the halls, gorge on delectable dishes, and send out greeting cards. Well, that last one might become trickier for some rural residents soon. That’s because the United States Postal Service is moving ahead to reduce the hours of thousands of post offices across the country.&nbsp; Jennifer Davidson has this report from a rural Ozarks community.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:53:52 +0000 Kristofor Husted 25175 at http://kbia.org Drought kills Christmas trees while some post offices kill morning hours Christmas trees suffer through drought http://kbia.org/post/christmas-trees-suffer-through-drought <div class="article-body"><p></p><p></p><p>In the Dr. Seuss book, it was the Grinch who stole Christmas. But for some Midwest tree growers, it may be the drought that eventually steals the holiday.</p><p>Danny Moulds, who owns Kris Kringle’s Trees just north of Cedar Falls, Iowa, said the hot dry summer took a harsh toll on newly planted seedlings. “We did lose about 15,000 Christmas trees in a 46-acre farm,” Moulds said. “And with the fir trees we didn’t lose just the little ones we planted this year, we (also) lost last year’s.”</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:41:30 +0000 Pat Blank 25167 at http://kbia.org Christmas trees suffer through drought Drought sways Callaway County tree farm to close after 23 years http://kbia.org/post/drought-sways-callaway-county-tree-farm-close-after-23-years <p>Christmas for some families in Callaway County won’t be the same this year. After 23 years, Coe’s Tree Farm in Callaway County is closing due to the recent drought and the owner’s age. Owner of Coe’s Tree Farm Jamie Coe said over the past three years many of his trees have died due to the drought. He said the hardest part is letting the customers down this year.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:44:00 +0000 Ky Bright 25066 at http://kbia.org Drought sways Callaway County tree farm to close after 23 years Xmas trees head to Missouri Governor's Mansion http://kbia.org/post/xmas-trees-head-missouri-governors-mansion <p>It's about to look a lot like Christmas at the Missouri Governor's Mansion.</p><p>The Christmas trees that will adorn the outside, the grand staircase, the parlor and library will arrive Monday. The outside tree is a natural growth, 25-foot Eastern Red Cedar.</p><p>Inside, an Eastern White Pine from Tannenbaum Tree Farm in Armstrong will be placed in the grand staircase. It will be decorated in classic gold and burgundy.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 13:54:21 +0000 Associated Press 25005 at http://kbia.org Xmas trees head to Missouri Governor's Mansion