2018 Christmas Tree Shortage
There is currently a nation-wide shortage of real Christmas trees. 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. Ten to 14 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 will likely continue for 2 more years.
Fortunately, we have about 400 saleable trees here at the farm. Also we will be bringing in many trees from a friend’s farm near Roan Mountain, TN. In addition to the Fraser firs we usually get from him, we will also have Nordmann fir, Concolor fir, Serbian spruce, and Colorado blue spruce. NOTE: we will not be able to cut and bring to the farm these Concolors, Nordmanns, Serbians and blues until after Thanksgiving (around Dec 4th.)
We will be accepting credit cards again this year. Hopefully this makes life easier for some customers.
New in the Gift Shop
We will have an electric train running in the gift shop this year. Also, we will have some new local crafts available.