Fall farm days coming for 2022! Christmas season details to be announced in October.
Canaan Fir is a native of the Canaan Valley in West Virginia. Like other true firs, it has short blue green needles and a pleasing, fragrant aroma. It has good needle retention and decorates well, easily accommodating heavier ornaments and lights.
Native to the United States and Canada, the White Spruce is known for its strong branches (great for holding ornaments!) and light green colored needles.
Known for its bluish-green needles and citrus aroma, the Concolor Fir is a fan favorite at Claybrooke. Native to the mountains of the western United States, the Concolor Fir makes for a great all-around Christmas tree.
The White Pine is native to the mountains of Virginia. This tree has soft, blue and green needles and has excellent needle retention. The White Pine is best decorated with lightweight ornaments.
Another popular tree at Claybrooke, the Blue Spruce is known for its sturdy branches and beautiful bluish green color. This Colorado native tree is also known for it's prickly needles...great for keeping your pets away from your Christmas tree!
A native of Russia, this species is a very sturdy, open branched Christmas tree. It has a very different look than any of our other species and is actually the preferred tree in Europe. It has dark green needles with a flash of silver on the underside. A very unique conifer for your holiday decorating!
The Fraser Fir is a native of the mountains of western North Carolina and the Mount Rogers area of Virginia. It is similar in appearance to its Canaan Valley cousin with somewhat shorter needles and that same pleasing fir aroma. It has excellent needle retention and will support heavier ornaments. We bring these to our farm freshly-cut from the mountains of Virginia.
We make sure your tree has a fresh cut at the bottom before you leave the farm. Once you get your newly-cut Christmas tree home, place it in a bucket of water or tree stand containing water; keep the tree well-watered. If the base of the tree is allowed to dry out, a new sap seal will form, preventing the intake of water to rehydrate the tree. Keeping the tree stand full of water will help to ensure the longevity of your holiday tree. A fresh Christmas tree may absorb as much as a gallon or more of water in the first 24 hour period and several quarts in the following days.
Trees prefer to be in cool environment and out of drafts, so don’t place them near a direct heat source. It’s best place your tree away from a fireplace, wood stove, or heat vent. To ensure a safe and joyous holiday season, be sure that you test your lights and check the cords and connections to assure everything is in good working order before hanging them on the tree. Don’t forget to unplug lights when you go to bed or leave the home.