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Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by Hegartydirtwork, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Hegartydirtwork

    Hegartydirtwork LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    I am looking into doing some roadside sales of christmas trees this year I am located near a busy ski resort and have some spots in mind. Just looking for general feedback maybe a wholesaler recommendation. Located in craryville ny 12521 thanks
  2. ken18621

    ken18621 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I would look for quality trees....... do your homework and know what to look for in a healthy tree,,,,,,,,,,,,, If you buy low quality trees this year you might have good sales...... but you wont see many repeat customers next season.

    Here is a link to New York Christmas Tree Growers Association
    http://christmastreesny.org/ I am sure you can find wholesale trees on that site. I see you are close to Connecticut,,,,,,, google their tree growers association as well................

    Good Luck
  3. farmersfeedu

    farmersfeedu LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    North Carolina Fraser Fir's are the Cadillac of Christmas trees. Great needle retention, good branching, dense foliage and that oh so wonderful fragrance.

    I have been growing and selling Christmas trees for years and Fraser Fir is by far the money maker on my lots.
  4. mikewhit1010

    mikewhit1010 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I am looking at getting into Xmas Tree sales. Any big tips. My business partner tried this before we partnered up. He had one bad year, one break even and a year where he made money. He has been out of it for 2 years now. Any good tips for basically a beginer.

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