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2018 Hours

November 16, 2018

Woohoo almost there!

Opening Day: Friday November 23

Hours:

9am – 4Pm Wednesday – Friday (excluding opening day)

8:30am- 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday

A Year in the Life

November 4, 2018

Spruce BudsIt’s easy to think that the Christmas Tree always looks as it does at the holidays – sturdy, symmetrical, straight.  But the year in the life of your tree is anything but static.

After a long, dormant winter, your tree begins to wake up – slowly at first, with the buds at the end of branches swelling as the days grow longer.

May approaches, and the warm days increase.  The buds finally break in April, May and June depending on the type of tree.  By the time the grass is ready to cut, the new shoots of your tree can be as long as a finger and growing fast.

baby blue

Shaggy Fir

 

At summer solstice approaches, your tree is a wild, shaggy thing – think of a plant with bedhead.  But by the end of July, the tree you know so well in December begins to take shape. The branches stiffen and the leader points straight to the sky.  With summer at its peak, shearing and pruning can begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through the growing season all sorts of creatures will temporarily call your tree home.  Birds and paper wasps build homes in the limbs. Turkey’s will hunker down under the lowest branches.  Sometimes you find a visitor you’d least expect. Garter Snake

Eventually, they all move on.  By the time the washboard skies of November set in, the trees have been sheared, the field grass has gone brittle and the land prepares for another winter.  Your tree is waiting for you. washboard sky

Closed for the 2017 Season

December 10, 2017

Thank you all so much for a great tree season!!! We are sold out until next year! Merry Christmas!

December 9th Update

December 7, 2017

After a great early season, we have decided to leave only a small portion of our cut your own fields open over this weekend.  It is limited in size, but offers you a chance to cut a tree. In addition, we have plenty of pre-cut balsam fir that smell amazing!  Our Christmas shop will be open and the Christmas tunes playing!

It’s Christmas Tree Season at Maple Hollow Tree Farm!

November 23, 2017

2017 Maple Hollow Tree Farm WreathWith just two days to go before we open for the 2017 season, the smell of balsam fir is everywhere! We’ve been making wreaths, centerpieces and door baskets; setting up big, beautiful pre-cut trees and taking our final walk through the farm in preparation of welcoming all of our customers.  We’ve listed some of the key information to prepare for your time at the farm.  We look forward to seeing you!

Hours
We open Friday, November 24th at 9am!
Open Daily thereafter 9am –  4:30pm

Prices
Choose and Cut trees are $50 / $30 with a blue ribbon.
Freshly cut, Connecticut grown, pre-cut trees are marked individually with trees ranging from 6.5 feet to 12 feet, including hard to find Nordmann and Korean fir.

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 in the season for the best selection!

Wreaths and Decorative Arrangements

We have a unique assortment of our own handmade wreaths, table arrangements, centerpieces, and other decorative items for sale all season long.  We make everything fresh and ready to last into 2018!

Christmas Shop

Our Christmas shed is loaded with a huge assortment of ornaments, decorations and gifts!

Dogs

Dogs are welcome on a leash.  Please come prepared to pick up after your pooch.  We’ll have a pail at the sales area to discard any waste.

Saws

We have ’em!  Please, no chainsaws, and we’re always happy to help if you need assistance with cutting a tree.

Turning Out Wreaths

November 17, 2017

In the run up to our opening day – Friday after Thanksgiving! – days and nights are spent in the workshop.  We’ve been making wreaths, centerpieces and door basket arrangements like mad.  Whether we’re inside or out, the smell of balsam is in the air!  We only wish it took just 21 seconds to make a wreath…

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!