TOP HILL FARMS INC.
U-CUT CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Head out to the field and select the tree that fits your predetermined needs. Check the trunk to be sure that it is sufficiently straight. Keep in mind that pines will usually have, at least, some crook in their trunks. Also check that the tree has a sufficiently long handle to accommodate your stand.
In the fall of the year ALL conifers drop or shed a certain portion of their oldest needles. This is a normal part of the life cycle of the tree and occurs because the tree is preparing itself for winter. Most farms provide shaking or blowing services so that you will depart with a perfectly clean tree.
Cutting Down Your Tree:
Cutting the tree is easiest as a two person project. The "cutter downer" usually lies on the ground. While the helper holds the bottom limbs up. While the cut is being made, the helper should tug on the tree lightly to ensure that the saw remains open and the saw does not bind. The tugging force should be applied to the side of the tree opposite the cut.
Bring the tree to the closest warming house, our employee will tag your tree with your request for wrapping/drilling and give you the stub. If you find a tree in one of the fields downhill from a warming shed contact the employee at the nearest shed, we can arrange pickup in the field. Then we transport it to processing area near the main warming house. When your tree arrives at the processing area it will be processed according to the tag on it. You take your tag stub into the main warming house for payment. REMINDER: WE ACCEPT CASH OR CHECK ONLY. It will be mechanically shaken to clean the old needles out and then netted (if you chose this) Netting makes transporting and handling the tree substantially easier.
We offer the following services:
When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your tree. Below are a number of tips on caring for your tree:
Source: the National Christmas Tree Association
For additional and other tips including how to recycle your christmas tree,
visit the National Christmas Tree Association website at http://www.realchristmastrees.org,