The Right Tools

The Right Tools

We recommend you dress warmly by layering, wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves. Field Maps can be downloaded from our website or we will give you one at the farm. We will furnish hand saws and carts. Saws are sharp so adults should be the cutters. The tree fields are full of stumps and holes so step carefully, at your own risk.

Things to remember:

  • Dress warmly.
  • Wear sturdy shoes.
  • Bring gloves.
  • Download a field map.
  • Decide which tree you prefer.
  • We furnish hand saws.
  • We furnish carts to haul the tree.
  • Watch for stumps & holes in the fields.

You will want to measure the area where you intend to place your tree and then carefully measure the height and diameter of the tree of your choice. Trees in the field look much smaller than they really are. Leave as much trunk as you can to trim later. Gloves will come in handy to protect your hands when cutting and handling the trees. Place your tree on a cart and bring it to checkout for more assistance.

Things to remember:

  • Trees look smaller in the field.
  • Bring a measuring tape or yard stick.
  • Leave as much trunk as possible.
  • Wear gloves to protect hands.
  • Bring tree to checkout.

Drill Down

You may want to get a hole drilled into the tree trunk to make it sit in the stand easier. Remember to get the tree into water as soon as you can so the needles will stay greener and fresher for longer. Give the tree a good shake before you leave the farm so the loose needles land on our farm and not on your carpet. It’s important to us that your tree remains as fresh and clean in your home as possible.

Things to remember:

  • Tree stand if needed.
  • Tree bag for easy disposal.
  • Tree food to keep tree green.
  • Get tree into water ASAP.

Holiday Helpers

If you’re new to cutting a Christmas tree, don’t worry! There are usually plenty of people around who tromp boldly into the fields with saws every year. Lots of friendly people around can give you a quick tip or two. But a little advance research will make you a real scout. Pedro and the Gang will be around the check-out to help you check-out and load up. New experiences and a few good laughs are all part of “making memories.” Read Questions & Tips before you head out.

Things to remember:

  • Be a good sport.
  • Have a few laughs.
  • Relax!

Get Tied Up

If you show up riding a bicycle, a horse or a Segway, you may be out of luck getting your tree home. For most every other type of conveyance, we can probably assist you in tying on your tree in order to insure a safe trip home.

Things to remember:

  • Be safe.
  • We furnish cord to tie on your tree.
  • Don’t show up on a bicycle, a horse or a Segway.