pete's christmas tree farm. ya it's not mine personally but i do work there and work like its mine. the owner gives me alot of responisiblities. Its my 5th year and i love it. I would like to start one someday. Nothing like good old back breaking work in freezing temperatures. The only thing that gets to me is when people complain about the prices. They don't understand whats involved in just one tree. well if anyone out there wants to know keep reading. plant it, trim it every year for about 8 years to get the 7' tree, then tag them, cut them down, drive the tractor around and bail them up, come by with the other kabota tractor and load the bailed ones onto the trailer, then unload them onto the 18' tandom trailer pulled by a 2002 f-250, load about 300-350 trees onto one load, drive 45 minutes away to the lot that we have in my home town where we sell them, unload them in the back, then when sales start bring them up to 1 of the 2 barns and cut the strings that bailed them up, trim them, price them take them to either of the two barns of out side to tie them onto a stake. them when some one wants to buy it, cut it off the stake and shake the loose needles off, bail it up, fresh cut, and then to their car. yup one tree. now thats why your picture perfect tree costs anywhere from 30-50$. gas has gone up, insurance, and other labor prices. every year we cut and haul around 3,800 trees and bring them to the sales lot. lots of work but its a beautiful thing waking up and going out to the farm at 8 in the morning, the sweet smell of desiel exaust mixed gas and bar chain oil and the sound of sthil chainsaws and kabota tractors. (3 of them) heres some pictures of me at work and the farm. ask any questions you want.