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Wednesday, 24 November 2010 19:57

Mountain grown Fraser fir Christmas trees

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There’s nothing quite like a real Fraser fir Christmas tree.

In recent years, the value and quality of locally produced food has re-inspired many Western North Carolina citizens to purchase locally grown food. After all, products produced in Western North Carolina offer high quality, the chance to meet the producer and the opportunity to support the local economy. Mountain-grown Christmas trees are no exception.

Fraser firs are native throughout the mountains of eastern United States and Canada and are widely produced in Western North Carolina.

In 2009, consumers in the U.S. purchased 28.2 million farm-grown Christmas trees, spending an average of $41 that went back into the local economy. The choose-and-cut segment of the Christmas tree industry in particular has grown dramatically in recent years.

With children in tow, parents enjoy the opportunity to visit a farm where they can search for that perfect tree while spending time creating new memories with their family. In doing so, individuals and family’s support local businesses. Christmas tree growers with choose-and-cut operations work hard but are devoted to provide a fun family experience for everyone to enjoy.  In 2009, the retail value of Christmas trees sold in the U.S. was $1.15 billion. That money is going to Christmas tree farmers instead of supporting an industry that brings you petroleum chemicals and plastic trees where it is estimated that more than 85 percent are imported from China.

Fraser fir trees are truly a green product. With more than 1,500 Christmas tree farms here in North Carolina, it is easy to find a farm or retail lot that is close by. Take time this holiday season to support a local farmer.

 

Haywood County


Boyd Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

143 Boyd Farm Rd., Waynesville

www.boydmountainchristmastreefarm.com • 828.926.8888 or 828.506.3513

 

Continued Traditions Farm

1198 Old Clyde Rd., Clyde

www.continuedtraditions.com • 828.734.9111

 

Dutch Cove Christmas Tree Farm

280 Setzer Dr., Canton • 828.648.9133

 

Nesbitt Christmas Tree Farm

333 Sunset Ridge Rd., Clyde • 828.456.9914

 

Raulerson Christmas Tree Farm

28 Wady Branch Rd., Canton • 828.734.9534

 

Smoky Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

One mile up Hemphill Rd., Waynesville

 

Jackson County

 

James & Joe Ammons

2233 Wolf Mountain Rd., Tuckasegee

828.293.5953, 828.508.6681

 

Chuck Denkert

Cane Creek Rd. (look for sign D’s Trees, 1½ miles up on the right), Cullowhee

828.293.3308

 

Adrain Fowler

Breedlove Rd., Cashiers

828.399.0326, 828.342.0067

 

Ron Fowler

Breedlove Rd. (2nd farm on the left), Cashiers

828.743.1737, 828.508.8183

 

George Frady

Charlies Creek Rd. (go 8.2 miles on Hwy 281, then left on Charles Creek Rd (7.6 miles) Look for signs. Tuckaseegee

828.450.9351, 828.293.3449

 

Larry Moss

822 Norton Rd., Cashiers

828.226.2397, 828.743.2215, 828.226.2340

 

Tom Sawyer

240 Chimney Pond Road, Glenville

800.662.7008, 828.743.5456

 

John & Joni Wavra

971 Lloyd Hooper Rd., Cullowhee

828.743.3899

 

Paul White

180 Cold Water Creek Lane, Cullowhee

828.293.0258

 

Swain County

 

Roy Burnette

Brush Creek Rd., Bryson City

828.488.4196 (ask for Arnold)

 

Ted Craig

160 Fraser Fir Dr., Bryson City

828.488.3954, 828.736.4356

 

Macon County

 

J & J Tree Farm  

28 Guffie Rd., Franklin • 828.524.3464

 

Peak Experience Christmas Trees

2820 Dillard Rd., Highlands

828.526.0229, 828.526.5405.

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