Local tree farms harvesting for Christmas

Saturday, 25 Nov, 2017

The same can be said for putting a tree too close to a heating source, like a fireplace, radiator or heating vent. You only need to look at Pinterest or Instagram and you'll see all the wonderfully creative ways people have decorated their outdoor trees. Shorts in electrical lights or open flames are also a hazard.

Utah families looking for a fresh-cut Christmas tree might come up short because fewer conifers are available from the Pacific Northwest this year. Do not keep the tree inside longer than 10 days, according to HGTV.

"We got a Fraser Fir, and that's something we get every year", Bruce Eby said.

Nestled into the Endless Mountains region of northeastern Pennsylvania, Stone Crop Farm has grown from what the Perkins family calls "humble beginnings".

And while procuring the trees hasn't been as easy as years past, Clark said, they are making due.

Some varieties of tree have more staying power after being cut than others. However, he said he prefers the U-cut business, and plans to keep his tree prices close to what they were a year ago.

"The donation benefits so many kids", Cooper said.

Martin's Christmas Tree Farm in Jeffersonville has opened for the season.

"This is part of their Christmas", Wilson said.

It sounds complicated, but there are artificial trees crafted for this goal.

Even with increased prices this year, Wood doubts her lot will have fewer customers. The drawback is the trees were cut weeks before at tree farms and are not fresh.

Garrett Wood, Angell-Flight's Christmas Tree manager and Woods' son, said he expects to deal with jovial customers. "The Christmas tree Research Centre, the only one in Canada, has responded to Atlantic Canada's Christmas tree industry needs and through the hard work of several of my students and researchers, provided new knowledge, innovative products and technologies which will transform the Christmas tree industry and propel it into the future". Keep the tree in an unheated, sheltered area, such as a garage, until you are ready to set it up.

U.S. Forest Service says permit fees are around $5-$10, but that could soon change.