Memories Start Here!

Do you know when Christmas really starts? It starts when your family spends quality time together, and brings home the perfect adornment to the season, a traditional and beautiful Carolina Christmas tree.

Take the time to make a memory this year. Visit a "Choose and Cut" real Christmas tree grower and choose your tree right from the very source. Take advantage of all the seasonal fun that goes on around the choice of the tree, and start your Christmas season the right way - together.

If you need more reasons to make the natural choice, take a look at this site, and find out how USA Grown Christmas trees clean the air we breathe, and how these trees help our environment even after Christmas.

Welcome to your new family tradition. A Real Christmas Tree for your family!

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Find Your Tree

The Facts about Real Christmas Trees.

Helping the Environment

Choosing a real Christmas tree simply makes sense for our planet, in so many ways...

  • Your real tree cleans our air, collecting the carbon dioxide and providing fresh oxygen. Artificial trees are made from petroleum products, and most of them come all the way from the Far East, using all the fuels that traveling 3,000 miles or more includes!

  • Every tree that is cut is replaced. Across the nation millions of trees will be replaced each year, and will continue to help keep our air, our water, and our land clean.

  • Real trees are recyclable, and have lots of uses after the Christmas season. Uses range from being mulched up and used in various applications, providing floating boons in our waterways and protectors of soil erosion and pollution in our fields and on beaches and riverbanks. Some are actually sunk into lakes and large ponds and become habitats and feeding grounds for fish and other creatures!



Helping Our Economy Grow

The North Carolina Christmas tree industry is ranked second in the nation, behind Oregon with 37 million trees grown in the state. Most artificial trees are not made here at home.While 96% of those trees grown are Fraser Firs, all the trees grown east of the mountains are on a choose and cut farm. Depending on your location, choosing to buy a North Carolina Christmas tree helps your state’s economy, and may also support your communities economy!

Bringing Families Together

Choosing and cutting your locally grown Christmas tree is an experience the whole family can enjoy together. A natural and exciting process, you will be creating family traditions and memories that will last a lifetime. No one ever remembers the day they bought the tree at the supermarket!

Spend an entire day finding your perfect Christmas tree while visiting an Eastern North Carolina Christmas tree grower’s farm, get some photos with the family on the farm, enjoy dining at an area restaurant, find local shopping or attend an area event. Many farms are located in unique regions of the state and offer opportunities to travel with the family and explore new places. Let this be the year you create holiday memories with the tradition of visiting a choose and cut Christmas tree farm.

Home grown, and family friendly - Welcome to your new Christmas tradition!

 

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Caring for Your Real Christmas Tree.

Water is the key...

Now that your special tree has been selected, it needs to be cared for in a manner similar to a fresh bouquet of flowers. It should be placed in water immediately.

If for some reason the tree is not placed in water for more than twelve hours after it is harvested in the field, a fresh cut should be made by removing 1/2 inch from the base of the trunk before placing the tree in a stand.

The stand should be kept full of water throughout the season. A Christmas tree may take up to a gallon of water the first 24 hours and several pints each day thereafter.

Keeping the tree in water is the most important part of Christmas tree care. Special preservatives such as sugar, aspirin, or cola are not required to preserve freshness. All that is needed is plain, clean tap water in sufficient quantity to keep the base of the tree trunk covered at all times.

Christmas trees should be placed in cool areas away from drafts and potential sources of warm air. Trees should not be placed near fireplaces, heaters, furnace vents or television sets.

Christmas trees do not cause fires, but they should be handled to prevent being placed near sources of ignition. Light cords and connections used on the tree or in other holiday decorations must be in good working order to ensure a safe and joyous holiday season. Lights should always be unplugged when leaving home or going to bed.

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Tree Varieties

Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress

Cupressocyparis leylandii  - foliage is dark green to gray color; has upright branches with a feathery appearance; has a light scent; good for people with allergies to other Christmas tree types. One of the most sought after Christmas trees in the Southeastern United States.
Carolina Sapphire

Carolina Sapphire

Cupressus arizonica - steely, blue needles; dense, lacy foliage; yellow flowers and nice scent; smells like a cross between lemon and mint.
Variegated Leyland Cypress

Variegated Leyland Cypress

What a beauty! The variegated Leyland Cypress with their white or yellow tips are already partially decorated for you.  You will find these on Choose and Cut farms also.
Eastern Red Cedar

Eastern Red Cedar

Juniperus virginiana - leaves are a dark, shiny, green color, sticky to the touch; good scent; may last just 2-3 weeks; a southern Christmas tree.

Looking for and enjoying the days of old? The Red Cedar is what so many families grew up having in their homes. The Red Cedar has a wonderful scent to remind us of days gone by.
White Pine

White Pine

Pinus strobus - soft, blue-green needles, 2 to 5 inches long; retains needles throughout the holiday season; very full appearance; little or no fragrance; no pollen to cause allergic reactions.
Norway Spruce

Norway Spruce

Picea abies -- needles 1/2 -1" long and shiny, dark green.  It has a sharp, strong fragrance, nice conical shape. 

Makes a nice container tree or a ball & burlap (B&B) tree.  If properly planted will live in the piedmont and eastern North Carolina.
Virginia Pine

Virginia Pine

The Virginia Pine is known in the South, particularly in choose and cut plantations. Virginia Pine are grown primarily in central and eastern North Carolina. The soft long needles that have a strong green color have special appeal to consumers. Good pine fragrance is evident throughout the room that this striking tree adorns. The Virginia Pine has moderately strong boughs and good needle retention if handled properly.
Green Giant Arborvitae

Green Giant Arborvitae

Thuja Green Giant -pyramidal evergreen with rich green color, having tiny scale-like leaves on flattened branchlets. This is one of the newer types of trees for Christmas trees. Very desirable.

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