We have had the pleasure of providing Christmas trees to a great many fine people for the past 17 years, and we will miss seeing you. But all things eventually come to an end.
We cannot recommend one farm over another as all the farms listed on the Watauga County Website (www.wataugachristmastrees.org) are of good quality.
Holiday Greetings to All
We have enjoyed having you all visiting us during the holidays, picking out one of our Christmas trees, and sharing stories with us. Some of you have been coming since we opened in 1998, and will remember that back then our very small house was in the process of being built. There are a few of you as well who actually came to cut a tree when the farm was owned by the Greer’s. We’ve had the great pleasure of watching your children grow up and have even met your grandchildren. It has been such a joy. So it is truly with a bit of sadness that we end this 17 year experience.
Most of you know that from seedling to 7 – 8’ tree takes about eight years. We needed to plant seedlings back in 2007 and each subsequent year in order to have a variety of sizes. About that time we elected to become an organic farm and focused on that rather than planting more trees. We reasoned that we would retire in our mid 70’s, and here we are.
We are open this year for the Thanksgiving week end, as we only have about 275 trees from 11’ to 15’ left. They are growing in a fairly pristine field that until last year we hadn’t cut in, so the trees are nice and bushy.
The trees are bargain priced at $7 dollars a foot. That drops the price of a 14’ tree from $160 to $98.
Another reason for the lower price structure is that we won’t set up the usual Christmas shop for this short season. We will still have a decorated Christmas tree, a few items for sell, our famous apple cider and cookies, and the Hayride to the top field, but no wreaths or greenery.
Once again, thank you so much for coming to our farm, if it was just one year or 17. The tradition of choosing a real live Christmas tree makes the most wonderful time of the year even more special, and we hope that you will continue this tradition in the years to come. We are so very happy and grateful to have been a part of your family tradition for all these years.
With much gratitude and blessings for the holidays and the New Year.
Nathaniel and Kirby
What Fir! Tree Farm
330 Wolf Ridge Trail, Boone, NC 28607
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Office: 828-297-4646 | 828-406-9186