All of our trees are hand sheared by the owner. They are sheared with hand shears to give the tree the natural and open look to allow for decorations. This takes longer and produces a higher quality tree. None of trees are sheared with a knife which will give it a pencil sharpener look as we do not feel that is the way nature wanted it.
Fraser Fir - We have over 3500 6 to 12 ft Fraser Firs to choose from. They are each center sheared by hand to give them a natural look that allows for the display of ornaments. The Fraser Fir have excellent form and needle retention. They are dark blue-green in color and have a pleasant scent. This is our specialty tree that is planted on 80% of our farm.
White Pine - 150 from 7 to 12 ft. Soft flexible needles 2-5 inches long, blueish-green in color. Good to Excellent needle retention. Not recommend for heavy ornaments.
Balsam Fir - 200 from 6 to 8 ft. These needles are ¾ to 1½ in. in length and last a very long time. This tree has a dark-green appearance and retains its pleasing fragrance throughout the Christmas season.
Korean Fir - 25 from 5 to 9 ft. Korean Fir has bright green needles with a white underside, and produces purple colored cones when mature. A beautiful evergreen species. New to the Christmas tree market.
Blue Spruce - 100 from 5 to 8 ft. A favorite of cat owners. The sharp needles are 1 to 1 ½ in. in length (preventing visitors). They are bluish-gray in color. This Christmas Tree has good symmetrical form and an attractive blue foliage. It also has good needle retention and holds heavy ornaments well.
Pre-Cuts- This year we will have the following pre-cuts cut on 11/18 and 11/30. They are all from Pa that I personally have picked out as the best possible selection. 165 Douglas Fir 71/2 to 9 ft, 50 Douglas Fir 9 to10ft, and 30 Douglas Fir 10 to 11 ft, Fraser Fir 105 71/2 to 9ft, 65 Fraser Fir 9 to 10 ft. All of our precuts are housed under our large tents. This protects them from the sun and wind which will dry out the needles causing needle lost. This also allows you to pick out a tree under cover from bad weather.
We have been switching to organic methods and steering away from less environmentally friendly fertilizers. We hope to continue this path, learning from it and sharing with the industry. Gary is a licensed Private applicator for pesticide and a Nutrient Applicator certificate with the state of Maryland.