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

Leyland cypress is new to the Christmas tree family of trees. It has become very popular because it makes a beautiful, conical, long lasting tree and does not drop needles. Branches are feathery and are a bright green color. Branches do not support heavy ornaments.
Carolina Sapphire

Carolina Sapphire

The Carolina Sapphire is a clean tree that does not drop dead needles and has a strong, clean, piney aroma. The foliage is thick with a beautiful light blue-green color. It is also relatively new to the Christmas tree family.
Leyland Cypress

Leyland Cypress

Leyland cypress is new to the Christmas tree family of trees. It has become very popular because it makes a beautiful, conical, long lasting tree and does not drop needles. Branches are feathery and are a bright green color. Branches do not support heavy ornaments.
Eastern Red Cedar

Eastern Red Cedar

The eastern Red Cedar is the old southern traditional Christmas tree, and is loved my many. The foliage is a dark, shinney, green color and has a distinctive fragrance. Foliage is thick but the branches are flexible and will only support light ornaments and decorations of ribbons. If the tree is kept watered to keep it fresh and prevent drying out, it will last throughout the season.
White Pine

White Pine

White pines bring the aroma of the north woods. The needles are soft and pliable, 2.5 to 5 inches in length in bundles of 5, and blue green in color. White pines have dense branching to give them a full conical shape. They have very good needle retention and branches are used in wreaths and garland.
Virginia Pine

Virginia Pine

Virginia pines are the "scotch pines of the south" and also known as the "Charlie Brown" tree. They have a rich piney fragrance, stay green longer than any other tree, and have stout branches to hold heavy ornaments. The needles are 2 inches in length and grow in pairs.
Green Giant Arborvitae

Green Giant Arborvitae

The green giant is the newest tree to be used as a Christmas tree and has become very desirable. Like the Leyland and Sapphire, it does not drop dead needles. Another appeal is its sweet, almost perfumed aroma. It is a rich green color with flattened branches.

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