Tree Season Underway for Mid-Michigan Tree Farms

By: Alex Goldsmith Email
By: Alex Goldsmith Email

Ed Carpenter is excited. His tree farm in Laingsburg is wrapping up a successful first weekend of the tree season and he's proud of this year's crop.

"It's been a good year for trees," said Carpenter, owner of Peacock Road Tree Farm. "They had a lot of moisture and customers are in a good mood so this is a fantastic year."

Although the calendar still shows November, many are starting to prepare for Christmas early.

"We liked the tree we picked," said Michael Moody, who was shopping at Tannenbaum Farms in Mason. "It's big enough and perfect for the living room."

"It has been a Sims family tradition to get a tree on the first weekend after Thanksgiving," said Tom Sims, who picked up his tree at Peacock Road Tree Farm. "We've been coming out here for 18 years now."

It was difficult to find a parking space at Tannenbaum Farms.

"This is a typical opening weekend for us," said Laurie Koelling, co-owner of Tannenbaum Farms. "We have to do all our business in basically 7 weekend days so it's a good kickoff to the season."

Late November isn't necessarily too early to purchase a tree, although it can be if you don't care for your tree.

"Most trees will hold as long as the public remembers to water the tree every day," said Koelling.

Words of wisdom for anyone looking to have both a white and green Christmas.

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