2017 Christmas Tree Shortage
As of 3:00 PM, Sunday, December 10th, we are out of trees in the field and pre-cut Fraser firs. Therefore, we have closed for the season.
The current shortage of real Christmas trees has several causes. The main cause is the lack of trees planted 6 to 10 years ago. It takes about 8 years to grow a tree from a seedling. Six to 10 years ago there was a surplus of Christmas trees which caused many tree farms to go out of business. Therefore, fewer seedling were put in the field. The resulting shortage of mature trees was noticeable last year, but it has become more conspicuous this year. A second cause of this year shortage is that fires associated with last years fall drought burned several tree farms.
We will be accepting credit cards again this year. Hopefully this makes life easier for some customers.
Upgraded Entrance Drive
We have greatly improved graveled driveway. It much smoother than last year. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it will not get rutted.