We do our very
best to deliver fresh trees to the stores we
work with, in the hope that you will
appreciate and enjoy that freshness and
aroma throughout the holiday season. In
contrast to most large tree farms that start
cutting many weeks ahead of delivery, we
typically cut 2-5 days ahead of delivery (or
just the day before for home delivery). We
never have and never will spray paint our
trees as most farms do for their pines. To
keep your tree as fresh as possible, follow
holidays, set your tree outside and
enjoy it as bird habitat or feeder.
Eventually, trees can be chipped and
composted, or used for other purposes
such as controlling streambank erosion.
An unpainted tree raised without
pesticides is fully biodegradeable.
quick note on growing "natural" trees. When cold weather comes on
in the late fall (especially when it gets
quite cold suddenly after having been mild),
some trees - pines especially - can get a yellowish cast on the
south side. This is one of the reasons most
growers spray-paint their pines. We refuse to do this, and if you
follow the tips provided above about cutting
a new slice off the trunk and keeping your
tree well supplied with water, it should
green up quickly and remain that way.