Selecting & Caring for
Your Real Tree
The celebrating of Christmas with a real tree has been a tradition for over
400 years. At one time, all Christmas trees were cut from natural stands (or
out of the forest). These wild trees looked nothing like today's
professionally grown and sheared trees. Today Christmas trees are plantation
grown. Matthes Evergreen Farm is a
"choose and cut" farm where you can
come, select and cut down your own tree.
To make your tradition a more memorable and pleasant one, we’d like to
offer a few helpful hints when selecting a tree:
We price tag each tree that's for sale. Please
let the tags on the trees.
Know the size of the room that you are
displaying your tree in. Select a tree that's the appropriate size.
Don't forget to include space for the tree stand and tree topper!
What is the length of
time the tree will be displayed?
A short time (2 to 3 weeks
or less) - all varieties
Norway Spruce are attractive but needle
retention is only two to three weeks
A longer period (4 to 5 weeks) - Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir and White Pine
When you cut a tree and don't set
it up the same day, the tree should be re-cut one half inch from the bottom
How much decoration will
The more decorations
that are used, the stronger the branches need to be, so we recommend
purchasing a Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine or Frasier Fir.
Wear the right clothing for your day on the
tree farm. As a cut your own tree farm, you'll be happier if you bring
your warm coat, boots, hat and gloves. Don't forget to bring your
Please keep your pets on a leash
Feel free to bring your own hand saw, or use one of ours, but please,
be very careful with the use of chains saws.