2019 Christmas Tree Guide
Sunday December 8th 2019, 6:45 AM
Access to the Farm
We have implemented a reservation system . Reservations are closed for today. We have plenty of room for “walk-ups”. As usual, early is better. Walkups will be allowed entry until our lot fills and then will be given time-stamped cards for delayed access. Based on demand yesterday, and the number of reservations today, we hope to have room in our lots today for everyone.
Snow and Ice
The storm on Sunday/Monday left us with a thick layer of ice and 12 inches of snow on top. While we have had some melting, the ice and 6 inches of snow on top are still blanketing the farm. Our roads and parking are all cleared and we have cleared the access road down to the trees. Since the trees are heavy with the remaining ice, we will be running a tractor to bring trees up the hill, and will be providing extra labor to help you get your tree to the access road.
We are more than halfway through our inventoried trees. We still have plenty of great choose-and-cut trees, but many of the bigger trees in the field have been sold. Please check the INVENTORY page to see the latest.
A word about our cultural practices: In order to provide a sustainable supply of trees year, we use our field to both market/show our inventoried trees and to develop smaller/lesser trees for market in the future. On average, only one in every 5 trees in our fields are ready for market in any given year. They are also mixed in terms of species and sizes. This helps us manage pests and keeps our fields productive year after year….. so please keep this in mind when looking for your special tree.
Fresh-Cut Fraser Firs
For those looking for bigger trees, we have Premium Grade Fresh Cut Fraser Firs available from 7′-10′. These are sourced from the same grower year after year, and we have been impressed with the consistent quality we receive each year. The wholesale Fraser Fir market has jumped up in price the last several years, so you will notice a jump in our retail price, consistent with our cost increases. Please check our inventory for up-to-date availability.
Our pavilion has gone through an upgrade since last season and is now enclosed for a more pleasant retail shopping experience. We have also expanded shelf space and added more product. Decorated wreaths are beautiful an we still have a great supply.
We will be offering new retail options for 2019 including new handmade Adirondack trees for decor, wooden reindeer, wooden snowmen, and plenty of fresh greenery options including wreaths, garland, and mailbox huggies.
Other upgrades are in store for this fall to improve our tree transport system and tree processing system, all in an effort to help you enjoy The Real Christmas Tree Experience here at Emmerich Tree Farm.
Hope to see you at the Farm this year!
Kurt, Karen, Evan, Schuyler, Adam and Ellen Emmerich….Family and FriendsSunday