FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE YOU A CHOOSE-AND-CUT FARM?
Our business is not a choose-and-cut farm. We offer fresh, pre-cut Christmas trees that are sold at our retail tree lot, located in Morganton, NC. Our farms are utilized only for growing and harvesting our trees.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept cash and card payments, including Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
DO YOU OFFER NETTING AND DO YOU TIE THE TREES ONTO VEHICLES?
Yes, we do! One of our trained employees will make a fresh cut to the bottom of your tree, run your tree through our baler for safer and easier transport, then they will secure the tree to your vehicle. If you prefer, you may place a blanket under your tree to protect your car surfaces, as we are not responsible for any damages that the tree may cause to your vehicle.
WHERE ARE YOUR TREES GROWN?
All of our trees are grown in the mountains of North Carolina, primarily in Avery County. Our tree farms are located in the smaller cities of Pineola, Crossnore and Newland. These mountainous towns host the perfect climate for our Christmas trees to survive the cold winters and humid NC summers.
WHAT KIND OF TREES DO YOU SELL?
The primary type of tree we sell is Fraser Fir. Fraser's are grown at an elevation of approximately 3,500 feet and are known for their bright green needles and fresh balsam scent. We also offer "dug" or "root ball" trees such as Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Alberta Spruce and White Pine, dependent upon availability. While we typically don't stock the root-ball trees, most are available upon request.
HOW CAN I EXTEND THE LIFE OF MY TREE?
Simply put, a Christmas tree should be watered daily to ensure that it maintains freshness. When you purchase your tree, a fresh cut will be made to the bottom, so it is crucial that the tree be placed in water as soon as possible. Once the tree is in the stand and placed in the home, it can drink up to one gallon of water during the first 24 hours. As far as preservative, we a nutrient called Tree Life, which greatly helps extend the life of your Christmas tree. Combine the nutrient with fresh water, pour into your tree stand and voila... freshness! This nutrient is FDA approved and is safe for pets. Additionally, place your tree in an area that is clear of heat vents and windows, as both of these factors are sure to dry out your Christmas tree and shorten the life of your Christmas tree.
HOW OLD IS A CHRISTMAS TREE?
The age of a Christmas tree varies. Typically, a Fraser fir tree will grow about one foot per year, so on average, an eight-foot Christmas tree is usually 7-9 years old. The larger or taller the tree, the older it is and the longer
REAL TREE VS. ARTIFICIAL TREE?
Today, artificial trees are typically manufactured with metal and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is non-biodegradable and is a plastic made of petroleum. What this means is that artificial trees are non-recyclable and if placed in a landfill, will remain intact for centuries to come. On the reverse side of the argument, real Christmas trees are environmentally friendly and are easily recycled for future use. According to the United States EPA, approximately 93 percent of live Christmas trees are recycled through more than 4,000 recyclable programs.
Facts about the benefits of real Christmas trees:
Christmas trees can be recycled into mulch or used in other landscaping situations. Many times, real trees are a component of walking or hiking trails, as well as playground materials. They can also be utilized for erosion prevention in lakes and the shorelines of oceans. Real Christmas trees provide a habitat for fish and other various wildlife.
Each Christmas tree that is grown will consume up to one ton of CO2 during its lifetime. Due to the vast amount of real Christmas trees in the United States, these trees are a great asset to our environment as they take-in large amounts of carbon that can be harmful.
For every acre of trees grown, enough oxygen is produced to meet the daily needs of 18 people.
Christmas trees = jobs. According to the NCTA, the Christmas tree industry employs more than 100,000 Americans.