Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cutting Boughs for Wreaths

Today was the first day for cutting Christmas tree boughs to make our new wreaths this year. The crew will be in full swing transforming our home grown Fraser boughs into beautiful wreaths.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Wreath

We have a great new wreath for you to try this year. The snowflake wreath is a little different. The new design is simple but elegant.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Getting your trees in shape

We have now finished shaping the Christmas trees for this season. The crop looks really good, the rain during the summer helped the growth. Wholesale trees are being tagged and the Cut-Your_own fields look spectacular.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bears are Back

Bears have come out of their dens and are grazing in the fields at the Rocks Estate. This large bear has been roaming the property for the last week.

Planting in 2009

The staff at The Rocks Estate planted 7,200 young Christmas trees this spring. Using a mechanical auger, the trees were planted between larger trees which will be harvested in the next three years. This system provides shade protection for the smaller trees, which are about 4 years old.

Christmas trees are harvested when they are 10 to 15 years old, depending on the species.