It takes from 7 to 12 years of field growth for the average 6- or 7-foot Christmas tree to be ready for decorating in your home. While growing in the field these trees need lots of care including fertilization, weed and pest control and a proper shearing schedule. Shearing is most important to you the consumer. The shape and density of the needles depend on how well the tree has been sheared during growing. To control both the width and height of a tree. The tip of the leading shoot of the tree are cut off or sheared, also the ends of the lateral branches are cut, to encourage the conical shape.
Balsam Fir- short. flat, long lasting needles; forms a soft feathery appearance; nice, dark green color with silvery cast are fragrant tends to be the most recognize Christmas tree.
Fraser Fir- dark green needles; 1/2 to 1 inch long; good needle retention; nice scent. Fraser fir emerges as one of the best species in terms of needle retention and fragrance. Guest who purchase a Fraser will never go back to a Balsam in our experience
Things you should consider...
Decide where you want to place the tree. This way you will know how big of tree you should purchase.
Select a shape you like. Do you like a tall slim tree or a short stocky one?
Do you want a thick branched tree or one you can see through?
Make sure you like the smell of the type of tree you choose.
Be sure you like the texture or feel of the branches.
Do you have heavy ornaments and need a tree with strong branches?
The average Christmas tree with proper care should last 6 weeks. Once you have decided on your tree our staff will make a fresh cut. We will trim to height you choose or take about one-fourth to one-half of an inch from the bottom base of the tree. It takes about 6 hours for the base to sap over making a seal which, in turn makes it harder for the tree to absorb water. We strongly recommend once you get your tree home place it outside in a five gallon pail of water overnight. You do not need to add any of those home remedies you hear about such as aspirin or seven up. The next best thing you can do for your tree to select a good tree stand that will hold a large amount of water. The average tree can consume up to a gallon of water per day. You should check the level of water in your tree stand daily this will help to maintain the freshness and aroma of your live Christmas tree this holiday season.
Fresh cut Balsam & Fraser Fir
If you are placing your tree in a corner or against a wall, keep in mind a tree that is not so perfect can save you money.
Christmas trees are renewable, recyclable natural product . Real Christmas Trees are actually grown as crops, just like corn or wheat, and raised on a farm. Once they are harvested, up to 3 seedlings are planted to replace harvested trees on most farms. Therefore, there are actually more and more trees every year, not less. This year Christmas Tree farmers planted 70 million new Christmas Trees on farms throughout North America. These would NOT have been planted if trees hadn't been harvested the previous year. It is much better environmentally to use a natural, organic crop and be sure to recycle your tree after the holidays.
Please note: Event tickets are sold separately. You do not need to participate in an event to purchase your trees.
Lighted Winter Wonderland the evening event with the Christmas lights.