SPECIAL NOTICE FOR 2015 CHRISTMAS TREE SALES
I am sorry to announce to our loyal Christmas tree customers that we will not be opening for tree sales this season for the reasons listed below:
* Tree sales in 2014 exceeded our expectations and sharply reduced our supply of trees for 2015.
* Due to a very dry summer, we do not have trees of suitable height to meet our customer’s needs
Our family has been selling high quality choose and cut Christmas trees every year since 1989, so this was a very difficult decision to make. We feel it is better not to sell this year than to have our customers travel to our farm and not find the size tree they desire. We decided not to sell precut trees from the mountains because we feel most of our loyal customers prefer to cut their fresh tree on our farm.
The Christmas Tree Patch has a good supply of trees growing now that will be ready for the 2016 Christmas season. New seedlings are being planted each year to ensure future tree supplies.
We do have available a few high quality Leyland Cypress trees 12-13 feet tall. If you need a large tree, please call for an appointment.
We sincerely wish each of you a blessed Christmas and we hope you will visit the Christmas Tree Patch in 2016.
About the Christmas Tree Patch:
The Christmas Tree Patch was established in January, 1986 when John Hall planted one acre of Eastern Red Cedar, White Pine, and Virginia Pine Christmas trees. John grew up on a farm in Bertie County, NC and after graduation from NC State University, served as an Agricultural Extension Agent and later County Extension Director for Lee County for more than 33 years. The first trees were planted for a hobby and also to prove that Choose and Cut Christmas Trees could be successfully grown in Lee County. Our first Choose and Cut trees were marketed in 1990.
Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Blue Ice, and Irish Mint cultivars have been planted in addition to White Pine and Virginia Pine in recent years. Eastern Red Cedar, although a popular variety, has been discontinued because it dries out rapidly after being cut. Red Cedar has been replaced with Leyland Cypress which is a much better quality tree. Leyland Cypress will last for up to six weeks in the home and will shed very few needles when the tree is removed from the home.
Our goal at the Christmas Tree Patch is to produce the highest quality Choose and Cut trees available at reasonable prices. We only plant the number of trees that we can successfully manage. We are not a large producer, but our quality cannot be surpassed. Each tree is hand pruned and sheared to perfection. We have many satisfied customers who have been using our Christmas trees since 1990.