Seedling to Christmas tree.
We purchase trees, called seedlings, from a nursery when they are about 2 years old.
We carefully plant each seedling out into the fields where we work hard to keep them healthy by protecting them from bugs and providing them with proper nutrients. Each summer, the trees are carefully sheared to keep their shape. The trees will grow in the fields until they are about 8-12 years old. While the trees are growing, they provide a home for many wild birds and small animals. They also create clean air for us to breathe.
Widely distributed throughout the forests of eastern North America, this tree, native to the Northeast, has soft, lacy, blue-green foliage with needles about three to four inches in length. A very graceful-looking evergreen, its fragrance and excellent needle retention made it a popular Christmas tree for many years, especially in the traditional South.
Most commonly known as White Fir, this evergreen is widely distributed throughout the southwestern United States, from the Rockies of Colorado and New Mexico in the east, to California’s Sierra Nevada range in the west. Its soft, silvery-blue foliage, with flattened needles about two to three inches in length, has a distinctive citrus aroma. Its outstanding color and excellent needle retention make it an increasingly popular Christmas trees.
First studied by Scottish botanist, David Douglas, in the 1820’s, this conifer is widely distributed throughout western North America from the interior lake country of British Columbia to the mountains of Mexico. Found in the central Rockies, the hardy “blue” strain is widely used as a Christmas tree in the Northeast. Its lush, blue-green foliage, with needles about one inch in length, is very attractive. Its sturdy branching and outstanding needle retention make this evergreen a holiday favorite.
Also known as “Southern Balsam,” this stately fir, native to the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, is closely related to its northern counterpart. Its soft, emerald-green needles with silvery undersides are about three-quarters of an inch in length. Its bottlebrush texture, sturdy branching, and outstanding needle retention make it a superb Christmas tree whose popularity has grown rapidly in recent years.
Live Potted Trees
Small live potted trees of the above varieties may also be purchased. Many people like to decorate them for inside their house, and then later plant the trees in their yard when the temperature and weather conditions are right.
Our trees range in size up to 12 feet.
Reasons why fresh-cut real trees are better than artificial trees.
- Real trees are recyclable; artificial trees are not biodegradable and require a large amount of resources to produce.
- Real trees are better for the environment, they provide a place for birds and animals to live, they clean the air we breathe and they protect the soil.
- After Christmas many people put their tree outside and hang treats on it for the birds to eat during the winter.
- Live Christmas trees are beautiful, natural, and fragrant!