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.
Fraser Fir - We have over 2500 6 to 9 ft Fraser Firs to choose from in three different fields one new this year. They are each sheared by hand ("center shearing") 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.
Douglas Fir - 400 from 7 to 9 ft. in new field opened this year. Douglas Fir has a pyramidal shape with beautiful green to blue green needles. It is a dependable tree tahat will last the entire season.
Concolor Fir- White Fir (Abies Concolor). They have 1-11/2 inch in lenght needles with good foliage color, good needle retention a pleasing shape and orange aroma. Know for itw white or blue green needles, the white fir is among the hardiest of holiday trees.
Pre-Cuts- Pre-cut trees begin arriving November 19th. 7' to 9' Douglas firs will be cut and delivered as needed from Old Forge Family Farm in Airville Pennsylvania. We wiill again have our larger tall trees from the 2019 National Christmas tree winner, Mahantongo Valley Farms, we will be receiving 10' to 14' Korean Firs (narrower), Concolor Firs (wider), and Fraser Firs, plus a variety of 7'-13' Frasers. Trees from our own fields at Winterfarm have been tagged, and are ready to be cut and displayed as needed. All of our pre-cut trees are housed under our five large tents which will display over 100 trees. 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 also decided this year to give each pre-cut a fresh cut of its trunk and then displayed in a 2 gallon water bowl. This way every tree we sell will be as fresh as possible and have had plenty of water. This is the best way to store any precuts and takes more time. See the pictures below.
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.
The precuts will be displays on the pins in bowls with 2 gallons of water and refilled every evening. This is the way all precuts should be displayed.