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|About||Frost Green Evergeens - A family owned and operated Christmas Tree farm since 1992.|
So why do we sell Christmas trees? Back in 1984 we had our two sons, Brian and Brett living at home. Brett was 2 years old and Brian 6. Both John and I worked outside the home but both were interested in the environment and protecting the world around us.
We were also thinking of how we would pay for college for our two sons. We searched for a way to make enough money off the farm to pay the annual taxes. We were “green” before green was fashionable. John and I graduated from MSU. John graduated in soil and water conservation, I graduated in dietetics. In 1984 we decided to change from having the farm field planted into grain crops to planting Christmas trees. The first year we planted 2000 Scotch pine and Colorado blue spruce. Each year since, we planted about 500 to 1000 trees until we had no more room to plant. The trees got big enough to sell in 1992. That was the first year we had 7 foot trees available that we grew on the farm. Each year we plant in April, spray weeds and pick cones off the fir trees in May, mow weeds between the rows of trees in June, hand shear each tree in June and July, continue to mow weeds throughout the summer, and clean up the bow waste and stumps throughout the summer so the farm is ready for you and your family each Thanksgiving through Christmas Day. We have done this every year since 1992. We love the people and families that come see us each year. John likes working outside with the families. Shellie works in the garage making the beautiful wreaths which she decorates with your choice of bow and native cones and berries.
We have made many great friends and acquaintances over the years. People who come, like to choose and cut their own tree for the special season. We provide the saws and families enjoy trekking through the rows and rows of trees to find that “perfect tree”. When families walk about the field they may notice the many different varieties of trees. We no longer sell Scotch pine because they require more maintenance.