Live Christmas trees are a renewable resource with a positive impact on our climate. Due to photosynthesis Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. Studies by the National Christmas Tree Association show that a single acre of Christmas trees will produce the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people every day.

Here in the Northwest, hundreds of thousands of acres are dedicated to their growth. Each Christmas tree farm plants varieties that are acclimated to the local environment. The average tree from our field takes 6-10 years to reach maturity. We currently plant seedlings 1-3 years old. The most crucial period is the two years of growth after planting. Our "baby" trees are the most susceptible to challenges including morning glory and grass. Christmas tree farming has it's challenges; For every tree that is harvested, anywhere from one to three more seedlings are planted.

As with most farming, we are active all year. We spend our spring and summer mowing between and under each tree, and pulling morning glory by hand. Unfortunately we can't change the weather so especially wet or dry seasons can be hard on even mature trees. We also shape and "shear" each tree with a machete-like tool. Our hard work is well-worth seeing everyone out in the field choosing their perfect tree.