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Did You Know ...

The number of hours spent planting, fertilizing, shearing, etc. during the lifetime of a cultured Christmas tree is nearly matched by the hours of labor involved during harvest and delivery.


Harvesting Trees

Baling Operation   Our tree baler does a great job of tying even our largest trees nice and tight. Baling serves primarily to keep the tree fresh, makes them easier to handle, and prevents damage to the branches. We use different colors of twine, as seen under the baler, to easily identify the size of a Christmas tree. For example, the 6 to 7 foot trees are tied with blue twine, the 7 to 8 foot are tied with red, while other colors are used for other sizes. It becomes a real time saver on a retail lot to look at the twine color and know immediately the size of a tree.

   It is only natural for all evergreen trees to lose needles off the inner branches in the fall of the year. Christmas trees are no different. We use this tractor-powered shaker to assist with removing the inner brown needles. This shaking deposits any natural needle loss onto our fields and not on a customer’s living room carpet.

Shaker

 

Trailer Full of Christmas Trees

   After the trees have been cut and baled, they must be trucked to our tree storage yard. Here is one of many loads that will be leaving the field.

   The trees are temporarily stored in the yard awaiting shipment to our wholesale customers.   Continue on the journey to Storage Yard.

Wholesale Information

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