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Fresh Cut

September 1, 2017

2B6C4F81-C659-4624-80C7-5571C605A51AAs the nights get cooler and the days get shorter our thoughts drift toward the holiday season.  It’s this time of year that trees will get their final shear before harvest.  Most trees cut at Christmas will have been in the field 7-9 years, sheared and pruned each year to maintain the shape that makes them Christmas trees!

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Closed for the Season

December 12, 2016

Thank you to all of our customers for a wonderful season! We can’t wait to to see you all again in 2017. Seeing all the familiar faces and meeting so many new friends is always a great joy.  Thanks again for sharing your tradition with us!

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Opening Day Vitals

November 24, 2016

maple-hollow-wreathHappy Thanksgiving, all!  Just one day to go! Below is a list of everything you need to know.

Hours
We open Friday, November 25th at 8:30 am!
Open Daily thereafter 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Prices
Choose and Cut trees are $50 / $30 if blue tagged.
Freshly cut, Connecticut grown, pre-cut trees as marked

Trees
Choose and cut varieties include: Fraser, Canaan and Balsam fir, Blue and White spruce and White pine.

Tree Size
We have trees up to 12′ feet – but they go fast so come early for the best!

centerpieceWreaths and Arrangements
Great selection of handmade wreaths and unique arrangements you won’t find anywhere else.

Dogs
We’re happy to see your pup provided they are on leash and picked up after!

Shop
Our Christmas shed is stocked with a huge assortment of ornaments and decorations to trim your perfect tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bringing the Season

November 22, 2016


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Snow flew sideways most of the day!  But down in the workshop we were turning evergreens into holiday arrangements.  There are door baskets, table top planters, centerpieces and desk top decorations that can spruce up any space.  We’ll be fully set up and ready to go for this Friday – opening day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Littles

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In Full Swing

November 14, 2016

img_7089It  may not feel like it outside. But it’s wreath season.  We’ve been picking, clipping, tying and clamping for days in the rush to bring customers the freshest wreaths possible.  We use a collection of native materials, from winterberry to white pine, from balsam fir to red cedar – to bring a unique look that you won’t find in stores.  We hope you enjoy them!

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November at the Tree Farm

November 10, 2016

november-at-maple-hollow-farmNovember brings the bustle. Gathering wreath greens, cutting winterberry,  putting the final touches on the Christmas shop.  But amidst the pace of all the preparation, November offers up scenes of stillness too.  A field of frosted trees in the morning. The last warmth of a low sun.  An empty lot on a quiet afternoon.

We crave those spare moments, however brief, to remind ourselves what the upcoming season is all about.

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What a Long Dry Trip it’s Been

August 28, 2016

Young New Hartford Blue SpruceWe’ll spare you the gory details of the dry riverbeds, seedlings that didn’t make it and the days spent refreshing the radar in hopes that a pop up thunderstorm would swing our direction. What we can say is we have been luckier than some other farms, in that a few miraculous rain events provided inches of water at the most critical of times.  But between those rare occasions were a lot of long, hot days in the sun, watering trees one by one, dragging hundreds of feet of hose through the fields.

Thankfully, evergreens are hardier than most. Despite the drought, the firs are heading into September with the deep green you expect come December.  The spruces are silver and blue.  We’ll continue to care for the most vulnerable trees as this driest of dry seasons lingers on.  In the meantime – pray for rain.