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Old 10-02-2005, 12:45 AM
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i think you need to look around your area before buying any Christmas Trees.
how many folks already sell trees?
are there any cut your own joints in the area?
Home Depots? Lowes nearby? Nurseries? Flower shops?
find a good lot...location location location.
lot rent? whats the cost?
liability insurance? a must have.
a quality grower witin a reasonable distance.

labor? 12 hour days get pretty long, you may need a break.

most of this has been covered on here somewhere...just had to add to it.
Thanks for your response, I'll start looking around on Monday.
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Old 10-02-2005, 11:35 AM
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Don't necessarily let the big box stores scare you out of a tree stand if you have a good location near one. Just sell higher quality trees.

I have worked for a company that had a stand for the past couple of years that is on a main road with one H/D 1/4 mile north and another 1 mile south along with 2 local stands with in 2 miles of us also.

This stand sells 750 trees along with grave blankets, wreaths etc. Sell out every year.

If you do it make sure you have stands, plastic bags etc. the convenience things that will make you another 5 bucks.
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Old 10-22-2005, 01:05 PM
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scaby can you send me a pm..


Also, how many acres do you have for all your wholesale trees?
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Old 10-25-2005, 03:10 PM
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Scaby, can you pm me also, thanks ahead of time.
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Old 10-25-2005, 11:55 PM
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Scaby I would like a PM, but I'm not sure what a PM is and how to get to it. My E-Mail is shadybrookbfvt@yahoo.com. My brother and I have a landscape business and are interested in doing this next year. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 10-26-2005, 06:08 PM
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I was thinking about selling xmas trees in maryland how do I go about getting set up too
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Old 10-27-2005, 01:06 AM
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first thing you need to do is pick a lot out. then find a supplier, get the permits needed from local govmts, get equipment needed for the lot and then sell. thats pretty much it in a nutshell. the details vary from county to county.

if any of you guys have any questions please feel free to just pm me or send a email at anytime. i would be happy to help you guys out as much as i could.
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:46 AM
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scabyscapes, I need you to give me a call.
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:26 PM
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Just tried to call around 1:30 my time. i left my number for you.
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Old 11-05-2005, 09:30 PM
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Scaby,can you pm me also i know i'm way to late for this year but definetly next year btw where are you located in nc? thanks in advance
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