Mountain grown Fraser fir Christmas treesWritten by Admin
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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.
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
James & Joe Ammons
2233 Wolf Mountain Rd., Tuckasegee
Cane Creek Rd. (look for sign D’s Trees, 1½ miles up on the right), Cullowhee
Breedlove Rd., Cashiers
Breedlove Rd. (2nd farm on the left), Cashiers
Charlies Creek Rd. (go 8.2 miles on Hwy 281, then left on Charles Creek Rd (7.6 miles) Look for signs. Tuckaseegee
822 Norton Rd., Cashiers
828.226.2397, 828.743.2215, 828.226.2340
240 Chimney Pond Road, Glenville
John & Joni Wavra
971 Lloyd Hooper Rd., Cullowhee
180 Cold Water Creek Lane, Cullowhee
Brush Creek Rd., Bryson City
828.488.4196 (ask for Arnold)
160 Fraser Fir Dr., Bryson City
J & J Tree Farm
28 Guffie Rd., Franklin • 828.524.3464
Peak Experience Christmas Trees
2820 Dillard Rd., Highlands