Massachusetts Christmas Tree Association

 

 









Farm Photos

Enjoy The Experience!

Photos from ...
Bog Hollow Farm, Kingston, MA Scott Breveleri Cranston's Christmas Tree Farm, Ashfield, MA
Ellsworth Tree Farm, Northborough, MA Evergreen Farm, Sterling, MA Freezie Indian Rock Farm, Foxboro, MA
Ioka Valley Farm, Hancock, MA Justamere Tree Farm, Worthington, MA Rick LeBlanc, MDAR
Vandervalk Family Tree Farm, Mendon, MA Heather Wolf


Real Christmas Trees:  The Environbmental Choice!

Photos from ...
Beverly Tree Farm, Beverly, MA Cranston's Christmas Tree Farm, Ashfield, MA Indian Rock Farm, Foxboro, MA
Kenburn Orchards Bed and Breakfast, Shelburne, MA Kip's Christmas Tree Farm, New Braintree, MA Susie Mulliken
Ruth Osgood Radebaugh's Christmas Tree Farms, Belchertown & Wilbraham, MA Seekonk Tree Farm, Great Barrington, MA


Grower Photos

Photos from ...
Crane Hill Tree Farm, Washington, MA Cranston's Christmas Tree Farm, Ashfield, MA Ioka Valley Farm, Hancock, MA
Justamere Tree Farm, Worthington, MA Rick LeBlanc, MDAR Pierce's Tree Farm, Lunenburg, MA
Seekonk Tree Farm, Great Barrington, MA Vandervalk Farm, Mendon, MA

Whether these 5-year old Christmas trees are planted mechanically
or with a spade, it will take them another 7 years to reach market size.

 

Growing Christmas trees is ecologically beneficial to bird habitat and wildlife.

 

 

Every year, after a tree reaches three to four feet in height, it is given a "haircut." It is trimmed with a sharp knife, hedge shears, mechanical machine, pole trimmer, or pruning shears.

Experts in Christmas tree culture and diseases speak to MCTA members
at Association twilight and annual meetings.

MCTA members participate in Christmas tree fair contests and create
educational displays for fairgoers and for legislative members at Mass AG Day.

In the fall, a wholesale Christmas tree grower will select and grade, according to USDA standards,
the number of trees he has for sale. Then in mid-November, the harvest process begins
for both the retail and wholesale grower.

Traditionally, the Commissioner of Agriculture cuts down a ceremonial Christmas tree at one of our farms to "kick off" the Christmas tree selling season. This tree is then donated to a member of the armed forces.

 

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