Upstate NY

Researchers study alternative trees
10:37 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Christmas tree farmers look to Turkish fir to avoid plant disease

In this file photo, a tree farmer strokes the needles of a Turkish fir
Credit AP Photo/Allen G. Breed

The Christmas trees still decorating many living rooms around the region are some of the lucky ones not stricken by phytophthora. 

It’s a disease Christmas tree farmers in upstate New York have been battling for years.

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Tax incentives
10:50 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Pro business group: Upstate NY needs more tax relief than downstate

The pro-business group Unshackle Upstate says upstate New York needs to be granted special tax breaks to help counter the economic recession that continues to afflict that part of state.