Christmas Trees: Growing and Selling Trees, Wreaths, and Greens

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Storey Communications, 1989 - Business & Economics - 152 pages
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Money does grow on trees, and "Christmas Trees" by Lewis Hill is the essential equipment for anyone who wishes to gain the pleasure and profit of growing and selling trees, wreaths, and greens.

Hill, an experienced and skilled tree grower himself, begins with the very basics, providing valuable insights on how to choose the best land and the best species of trees to grow on that land. Here you will learn how to

-- Plan for continuous, efficient growth, including interplanting, natural seeding, and stump culture

-- Care for your crop throughout the growing cycle, from planting and pruning, right through harvesting

-- Propagate your own plants and collect wild seedlings

-- Select the proper equipment for the nature and scope of your planting

-- Handle problems dealt by weather, pests and diseases, and animals

-- Find wholesale and retail markets, maintain a steady supply, deal with tree buyers, advertise and price, and maintain records and plan for taxes

An attractive and lucrative side business to that of growing trees is selling greens, roping, and wreaths. Hill shares his experiences with planting and managing a greens orchard, processing greens for both wholesale and retail markets, and making wreaths, sprays, and centerpieces by hand as well as with the aid of wreath-making machines.

The complete, clear, up-to-date information is warmed by anecdotes drawn from the author's many years of Christmas tree growing and selling.

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Everything you wanted to know about Christmas Tree Farming and where to get it. From planting to harvesting also includes insiteful information about wreathes. Overstock was great about getting our book to us before Christmas even at the last minute. Read full review


Money Can Grow on Trees
The Burgeoning Christmas Tree Industry

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About the author (1989)

The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.

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