The first seedlings were planted on the farm in 1968 and eight years later, the first tree was sold. Every year since 1968, thousands of seedlings have been planted in March to ensure a high variety of trees. Each tree on the farm is planted by hand and after the trees reach three years of age they are sheared every year. Countless hours are speant year-round on upkeep such as mowing down weeds to yeild proper growth and shape. After about nine years of hot, dry summers and cold, frosty winters, the trees are ready to be harvested.
The farm is a "choose-and-cut" farm. This means that you can enjoy a wagon ride across the hills of the farm to the trees. Saws are provided and trees are individually marked with a white price tag. Once you harvest a tree, we will take you and your family back to the barn on a wagon where the tree will be cut and drilled so that it stands properly. We also mechanically shake all of the debris out of the tree and finally run the tree through a bailer to condense the branches down. This makes the ride home much easier.
If you don't want to venture out onto the farm to cut your own tree, we also have pre-cut trees available at the barn. This eliminates the hassle for people who don't prefer the "choose-and-cut" style farm.