??? About Selling Christmas Trees In Winter

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by shade tree landscaping, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do any of you guys sell christmas trees in winter? How much does an order of about 200-300 cost, or is the minimun larger than that? Is it real money maker or not worth it in the long run? Im thinking of doing this this winter but would like some advice. Thanks in advance
     
  2. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    no one has any advice, tips or has ever sold christmas trees in the winter?
     
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
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  4. shade tree landscaping

    shade tree landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    no not much help in that topic 1MAJORTOM, but htanks for the help anyway!

    No one ever has sold these? Maybe i'm on to something here than if not one person has any advice, pros or cons regaurding this!
     
  5. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    Look again in the Christmas Tree forum. I found some good info there.
     
  6. treedoc1

    treedoc1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    1. Why will people buy your trees instead of Ed's at Brock Farms?
    2. There is no such a thing as a good cheap tree. Cheap trees are money wasters that you will throw away.
    3. Small trees are money wasters...7-8' is standard.
    4. 500-600 good trees on a truck. Buy less than a truck and you will be at the bottom of the pecking order for freight deliveries.
    5. Fraser fir #1 seller from NC. Balsam #2 seller from Nova Scotia or Quebec.
    6. Buy a lesser quality than premiums and just burn your money up now.
    7. Will 200 trees with a gross profit of $15-20 per tree be able to cover your expenses and time standing in a lot every evening and all weekends for a 2 week period? I don't think so.
     

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