MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Middle Tennessee farmers aren't the only ones feeling the impact of this summer's heat and drought.
The Tennessee Environmental Council says that about 80 percent of the tree seedlings it planted last year along the Murfreesboro creek that runs parallel to North Rutherford Blvd. have since died.
Dozens of local residents, including a large contingent of students from Middle Tennessee State University, helped the environmental group plant the trees.
Council Director John McFadden says it's important to get the the seedlings replanted.