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Helpful Hints on Selecting and Caring for a Tree

Trees

We invite you and your family to walk through our farm and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere selecting the perfect tree for you and your family creating a memorable family experience.

Upon arrival at our farm you will be greeted and we will provide you with a saw and tree cart for ease of bringing your tree in from the fields. Sorry no chainsaws allowed; but you are welcome to bring a cordless reciprocating saw.

Choose & Cut Trees Available

Balsam Fir: A fragrant balsam scent; it is known as the traditional Christmas Tree.

Fraser Fir: The combination of form, needle retention, dark blue-green color and pleasant scent have made this tree very popular.

Blue Spruce: Symmetrical form and attractive blue foliage is making this beautifully shaped tree, a prize in any home.

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Pre-Harvested Trees

For the convenience of our customers, we offer a selection of pre-cut trees. For those who want a fresh tree but are unable to go into the fields themselves. These trees are cut on a regular basis to provide you with the freshest tree possible.

Once you have selected your tree, proceed to our gift shop for checkout. At that time; your tree will be drilled and netted for its safe delivery home. On weekends enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate. Free coloring book and candy canes always available for the kids.

Trees for Troops

Balsam Ridge Christmas Tree Farm has participated in the Trees for Troops campaign. Through the efforts of participating growers and FedEx this program provides trees to military personnel and their families. Trees are shipped via FedEx and delivered to Fort Drum. Donations are welcomed to support our military.

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Coming Soon

Bracted Balsam: A unique seed source from Nova Scotia (exotic).

Balsam/Fraser Hybrid: This is a cross between the Balsam Fir and Fraser fir. This tree combines the qualities of both balsam and fraser fir; producing a beautifully shaped tree, excellent needle retention and the fragrance of the Balsam Fir.

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Selecting & Caring for a Real Christmas Tree

Use these tips to keep your Real Christmas Tree safe, alive with a fresh pine scent and providing beauty throughout the holiday season:
Select the freshest-looking Real Tree available. To test for freshness, gently grasp a branch between your thumb and forefinger and pull it toward you. Very few needles should come off in your hand. Shake or bounce the tree on its stump. You should not see an excessive amount of green needles fall to the ground. Some loss of interior brown needles is normal.

If not setting up right away, store the Christmas tree in water if possible and out of the sun and wind.

Make a fresh cut off the bottom of the trunk one half inch from the bottom just before putting in the stand. Keep the tree's stand full of water at all times, checking the water level daily.

The stand you use should hold at least one quart of water for every inch diameter of the trunk after the tree is in the stand.

Don't add anything to the tree's water. Research has shown that plain tap water is by far the best. Some commercial additives and home concoctions can actually be detrimental to a tree's moisture retention and increase needle loss.

Place the Christmas Tree well away from heat registers, space heaters, fire places, wood stoves, televisions, computer monitors and other heat sources. These will speed up evaporation and moisture loss of the tree.

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We are members of the following Associations:

Maine Christmas Tree Association

Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association

Maine Maple Association


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