Our Christmas Tree Lot Will Open November 24, 2023
LOCALLY SOURCED FRESH CHRISTMAS TREES
Every summer, we drive out to our partners' farms to select and tag trees for the holiday season. Then in mid-November, we drive back to pick them up, then set them up for sale at our tree lot. We'll normally make about one to two return trips to pick up more fresh trees in early December to ensure a fresh supply for our customers. Choosing a tree from us assures that you're not only getting the best quality tree, but also supporting local family farms.
This attention to detail and long-standing commitment to source only from Pacific Northwest family farms is what sets our trees apart from the larger, corporate-owned retailers.
ABOUT OUR TREES
Our real Christmas trees range in size from 2-to-10 feet, in several different densities: ranging from natural “light density” to “tiered/layered” medium density to “full bodied” heavy density.
We carry the best-performing tree varieties, and also offer a limited selection of flocked trees.
We're full-service: we will carry, shake, trim, wrap, and load your tree for you at no charge.
Have questions about selecting the tree that's right for you? Just ask. We're happy to help!
TYPES OF CHRISTMAS TREES
One of our most popular varieties, Noble firs have strong, stiff branches that are perfect for holding heavy ornaments. Noble firs last a long time.
Nordmann firs are a traditional favorite in Europe. And we know why. Surdy branches have deep green needles with a silver undertone on the bottom, and sport a layered look that is perfect for hanging ornaments. This variety is long lasting.
If you're looking for good, old fashioned Christmas tree balsam fragrance, this is the tree for you!
Grand firs have long needles that grow in two distinct rows. They are usually horizontally spread so that both the upper and lower sides of the branches are clearly visible.
WHY BUY FRESH?
Unlike factory-produced artificial plastic or metal trees, real Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide as they grow, while emitting fresh oxygen into the atmosphere and stabilizing the soil. And unlike plastic or metal artificial trees, real Christmas trees are a renewable resource: each spring, farmers then replace the harvested trees with new seedlings, and recycled trees can be turned into mulch. Artificial trees cannot.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE
Give your tree a lot of water. When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is water. Use a traditional reservoir-type stand and keep it full.
Use a stand with enough holding capacity for your tree. According to the National Christmas Tree Association, stands should provide one quart of water per inch of stem diameter.
Use a stand that fits your tree. Avoid whittling the sides of the trunk down to fit a stand. The outer layers of wood are the most efficient in taking up water and shouldn't be removed.
Make a fresh cut that removes at least a half-inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk before putting the tree in the stand. The fresh cut will allow your tree to uptake water more efficiently. Drilling a hole does not increase water uptake.
Once at home, place the freshly cut tree in water as soon as possible. Ensure that there is enough water to cover the base of the tree at all times. Don't let the water reduce to below the base of the tree.
Christmas tree information has been sourced from The National Christmas Tree Association and has been edited for brevity. To learn more, please visit realchristmastrees.org