In the Spring of 2016 our faming capabilities include:
Grown in the mountains of NC and VA and native Blue Ridge Region the Fraser Fir grows best over 3,000 feet in elevation. With a perfect Christmas tree shape and fragrant dark green needles that have a long retention time, the Fraser Fir is an excellent and highly sought after Christmas tree. The Fraser is named after John Fraser, the Scottish botanist and explorer who discovered it in the late 18th century.
1,200,000 Fraser Fir Trees were planted in the spring of 2016 to keep up with the growing demand for this choice Christmas tree!
The trees are cut after a couple of frosts; this “sets the needles”. Storing the trees in cool, dark and humid coolers keeps the tree fresh and long lasting for the consumer.
The desired height, climate and Mother Nature all come into play, but the general rule is 6-8 years for a 7’ tree once it is planted as a sapling. It takes 4 years from seed to a transplantable sapling. Total years for this process are up to 12, from seed to adorned and decorated in your families’ living room.