Growing Christmas trees is a great way to generate off-season farm income and make better use of your land. This Storey Basics® guide shows you exactly how to grow and sell your trees, from choosing the best site and preparing the soil to selecting the best tree species, planting seedlings, maintaining trees to market size, controlling weeds, dealing with disease and pests, marketing your trees, and generating additional income with wreaths and greens.
About the Author
Patrick White operates Meadow Ridge Tree Farm, a Christmas tree farm in Middlesex, Vermont, with about 8,000 trees in the ground. He is on the board of directors of the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association and editor of the group's newsletter. He also runs Meadow Ridge Media, providing freelance writing and editing services to trade magazines in the agriculture, landscaping, and golf industries.