Tree Status Update
As of 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 14 our tree status is as follows:
In the field to cut:
Scotch - extremely limited selection
White – very limited selection, nothing over 6 feet tall
Canaan - very limited selection, nothing over 6 feet tall
Fraser - good selection of 5-6 ft trees, very few 7 feet or over, still have a few 12 feet tall
We recognize this is very early in the season to have such a limited selection in the field and we apologize that this is the case. Please understand that it takes 8 years to grow a Christmas tree, and it is extremely difficult to predict the demand that far into the future. We did not expect to gain as many customers as we have in the last 3-4 years. Our only quick solution is to order more pre-cut trees to try to provide a tree for each of our customers.
*New this year is the option to “cut a precut”! We have a designated section of precut Fraser trees that are displayed in such a way that if you want the experience of cutting down a free-standing tree, you can do it! If you want one of the trees from this section and do not wish to cut it, all you have to do is pull up on the tree and be on your merry way!*
The good news: While land has also been a limited resource for growing trees, we have recently found a solution that will help alleviate this problem, and have started planting nearly double what we have planted in the past. However, you will not see this significant increase in trees for 6-7 years when these newly planted trees reach maturity - and that's as long as Mother Nature doesn't send any severe droughts or floods our way during the life of these trees…
We share in your frustration as we do not like being unable to provide our loyal customers with a high quality selection of trees. Whether you find a tree from our farm or decide to look elsewhere this year, we hope you keep it real and have a very Merry Christmas!
Each year we have a set number of trees that are ready for market. It takes 7-8 years to grow a Christmas tree to marketable size. For 2014 the blocks of trees that we will be selling from are across the road. We realize that we do not have enough trees in the field to meet our current customer demand so we do ship in fresh trees from other growers as well.
Trees available for choose and harvest in the field
All trees are priced by the foot. Prices in the field start at:
Scotch Pine - $5/ft and up
White Pine - $5/ft and up
Canaan Fir - $8/ft and up
Precut trees from our fellow tree growers
Fraser Fir, Noble Fir, Concolor Fir, Nordman Fir
All trees are priced by the foot. Precut tree prices start at:
Fraser Fir - $8/ft and up
Noble Fir - $9/ft and up
Concolor Fir - $9/ft and up
Nordman Fir - $9/ft and up