Where Do Christmas Trees Come From?

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Real Estate Broker Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097



When you’re a kid, it never occurs to you to wonder where Christmas Trees come from. I know they come from lots of places in the U.S. and Canada, but here in Jackson County, NC we have a good number of Christmas Tree Farms.

Many of them are family owned and have been for a couple of generations. From many conversations with the members of one family we’ve learned that making sure people have beautiful trees for the Christmas holidays is a good business but really hard work. Christmas tree farmers are out in all kinds of weather and at all hours taking care of the trees.

This photo was taken traveling a back road from Cullowhee to Cashiers. The farm actually caught me by surprise because the road I was taking was very steep, dark, narrow and twisting. Imagine my delight when I crested the hill and drove out into these wide open spaces.

Our Western North Carolina area is full of surprises like that. Who would ever have guessed that at the top of some of our mountains are the rich and fertile farmlands? This kind of unexpected vista is just one of the many reasons I appreciate the area I live and work in. Every chance I get I try to take “the road less traveled” to fully familiarize myself with this region.

Pine Creek Rd Christmas Tree Farm copywrite Mona Gersky

 

As a bonus, I’ve learned at least some of the places that Christmas Trees come from!

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Another beautiful photograph, Mona - your area of North Carolina is truly stunning!  Wishing all the best to you, Leslie, Sienna and Lazer kitty (and any other assorted critters I might have missed) at Christmas!  Thank you for the support, encouragement, and entertainment (I've really enjoyed your posts) - and I'm grateful to have met you through ActiveRain!

December 24, 2011 12:32 PM
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Mona Gersky
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Tammy, a lot of Frazier Fir is grown here.  They smell so wonderful and are beautiful trees.

Karen, I feel the same.  We are hoping that Lazerkitty makes it through Christmas but we just don't know.  Her little body is growing so tired and we are so sad about it.

December 24, 2011 08:32 PM
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Hope your Holiday is wonderful and your 2012 is spectacular!

December 24, 2011 10:03 PM
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I might have to drive up and get me a tree next year.  I so don't like getting one that has been cut for days and days.

December 25, 2011 11:07 PM
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Thanks Sheila, they will be as long as we can make sure the Office Manager is healthy also.

Hi Tammy, how about I make it easy for you.  You and your Donald can stay in the guest cottage as long as you don't complain about the dogs occasionally woofing!  Then you can get a nice fresh tree, maybe one with the root ball still on it so you can replant it and replace one of your trees you lost this year.

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What job could possibly be better than bringing people together by sharing our common interests and learning new ones? Here's my opportunity to introduce conversations and photos of the area I feel so passionate about...the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. This is one way to give you some background about me and our MoonDancer Realty company to help you make an informed decision about hiring us as your next REALTOR. I hope you enjoy the content as much I enjoy sharing it. I'm looking forward to reading your comments and hope to meet you soon.