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Warm weather helping some businesses stretch their season

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

The warm weather hasn’t been all bad for business.

Jaye Reisinger is co-owner at Leaman's Green Applebarn.

"At this point the warm weather has not hurt the trees at all," Reisinger said.

She said even though our above average temperatures aren't bothering her trees yet, if the pattern we're in continues she could be singing a different tune in the spring.

"There could be some effect on the trees in the next season yes. Not major, maybe fewer apples or more issues with bugs or diseases," Reisinger said.

Right now, the orchard is in the process of replanting apple trees. Reisinger said this is much easier to do when the weather is warm.

"Having to repaint and re-freshen and prepare everything for next season we do that all winter long. And having a little warmer air I think it's a lot more motivating," Reisinger said.

The mild spell is also forcing employees at the orchard to process those apple jams, pies, and cider at a faster pace, as the business tries to preserve this year's crop.

Reisinger said their brand new freezer will help with that.

Their winter season has been a successful one. Reisinger said the warmer temps mean more customers are showing up to enjoy outdoor activities here.

"We have every confidence that the weather will get down to freezing at some point this winter and that's the most important part," Reisinger said.

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