The search for Christmas trees also takes people to U-cut tree farms
and national forests.
Through the Forest Stewardship Program, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) provides Forest Stewardship Management Plans that allow private landowners to apply for American Tree Farm
With increasing development in the state, tree farms
provide important open space.
The Freeman Family Tree Farm
has Colonial and American Indian sites on the 200-acre property which they have sought to research and protect.
3 -- ran in SAC edition only) Don Cameron, president of the California Christmas Tree Association and owner of Christmas Ranch Tree Farms
of Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley, unloads trees he and his wife donated and delivered to Nancy's Ranch in Valencia on Tuesday for trucking to Marine families.
The McAlpines have the state's largest Christmas tree farm
and are the only major wholesaler, harvesting 6,000 trees annually.
In Oregon, tree farms
in the North Coast, North Willamette Valley, South Willamette Valley, Springfield, and Coos Bay operating areas will be indefinitely closed to public recreational access.
The Cafferatas had to meet the American Tree Farm
System requirements to have their forestlands certified as Family Tree Farms
The big benefit to customers is that they get a fresher, more aromatic Christmas tree as unlike many shop bought Christmas trees which may have been harvested as early as September in preparation to the festive season Hilltop Christmas Tree Farms
only harvest's their Christmas trees to match their customers orders.
Like other Christmas tree farms
, the O'Connors offer hot chocolate, hot cider and a gift shop as added ways to tempt customers.
If the Hackls had gifted the LLC units prior to contributing the tree farms
to the LLC, the contribution of the tree farms
would be an indirect gift to the donees.
We have a little bit of work to do with him,'' said Bill Taber, operations manager for ABC Tree Farms