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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!

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!


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.

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

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

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.

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

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









Bringing the Season

November 22, 2016

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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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!


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.


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.

Closed for the Season

December 18, 2015

It’s not every year we sell trees in t-shirts! Yes, the 2015 Christmas tree season will be one to remember. Our customers are simply the best!  We cannot provide enough thanks for including our farm in your tradition, for coming out all smiles and fun to enjoy that hunt for the perfect tree.

We’re going to enjoy these last days before Christmas, spend time with family, and think about how much we’re looking forward to making next year even better!

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Silver Start

December 6, 2015

After a frosty morning walk we found there are some beautiful trees still standing. At the back of the far field, the adventurous will find some blue spruce that have been passed by unnoticed by many! And Just below the parking area, right under your nose are fantastic fir trees. We have another beautiful day on tap and plenty of wreaths and holiday arrangements we made fresh this week! Stop by and join us for another great December day!