2014 West Virginia Choose & Cut Christmas Trees
- 2014 “CHOOSE-AND-CUT” CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS Selecting a West Virginia-Grown Christmas Tree is the Environmentally Sound Choice
- Do you want the perfect Christmas tree for the holidays?
- Do you want to make sound decisions when it comes to the environment? Then travel to one of the many choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, where holiday traditions and environmental stewardship go hand in hand. Our tree farms grow a wide selection and variety of high-quality trees that bring the beauty and aroma of the forest to your home.
While growing on these farms, Christmas trees stabilize the soil, protect water quality and provide cover for wildlife. Growing Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide while emitting fresh oxygen. They also beautify the landscape with their classic shape and lush foliage – something not found on artificial trees. Best of all, they can be easily recycled after the holiday. Gather up your family and friends and get out there! Your perfect Christmas tree awaits at one of West Virginia’s choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms. Keeping Your Christmas Tree Fresh Through the Holiday Season Nothing beats the smell of a fresh Christmas tree, but fresh trees need special attention.
To keep your tree fresh and beautiful when you get home, as well as to lessen the risk that your tree will become a fire hazard, follow these simple tips: 1. Cut at least one inch off the main stem, place the tree in a clean pail of warm water and put it in a cool, shaded area where it is protected from the wind and the sun.
2. When ready to bring the tree into your home, make another cut of at least one inch off the main stem and place the tree into a water-filled stand as quickly as possible. A bucket of sand and water may also be used in place of a stand. It is important to maintain a suitable water level at all times. 3. Trim the tree in all its finery, sit back and enjoy your creation throughout the holiday season. 4. Dispose of your tree properly as soon as the holiday season is over. Never attempt to burn a live Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove. This can be very dangerous.
Fresh pines and firs will hold their needles for several weeks when treated in this fashion.
Spruces will hold their needles for at least two weeks. To be assured that you get the tree you want, please call the farm before making the trip. West Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Since 1954 Growing and marketing high quality products for your family and the consuming public. The operators of the Association’s member farms are true stewards of the land and grow “Real” trees to help in the conservation and improvement of our natural resources.
Visit us on our web site : www.westvirginiachristmastreegrowers.com for a list of members and farms providing choose and cut Christmas trees, fresh wreaths, and a real tree farm experience for your family.
Table of Contents Berkeley County 5 Allen DeHaven Trees 5 Pinecrest Tree Farm Braxton County 6 Berry Fork Enterprises 6 Bug Ridge Tree Farm Fayette County 7 Crickmer Farms 7 Honey Suckle Glades Farm Grant County 8 May Christmas Tree Farm Hampshire County 8 Dilello’s Choose & Cut Hardy County 9 Riggleman’s Christmas Trees Jefferson County 9 Ridgefield Farm and Orchard Kanawha County 10 Whipkey Tree Farm Lincoln County 10 Wilkerson Christmas Tree Farm Marion County 11 Mt.
Zion Nursery Mason County 11 Hidden Acres Christmas Tree Farm Mercer County 12 Bluestone Nursery 12 Mountain Vista Christmas Tree Farm 13 Plateau Tree Farm Mineral County 13 Lewis Trees LLC Monongalia County 14 Mulkeen Landscaping Morgan County 14 Shriver’s Christmas Trees 15 Sleepy Creek Tree Farm Nicholas County 15 Yagel Poor Farm Pocahontas County 16 Pine Ridge Tree Farm Preston County 16 King’s Trees 17 Miller’s Christmas Trees Raleigh County 17 Piney Tree Farm Upshur County 18 French Creek Christmas Trees 18 French Creek Farms Webster County 19 Lake’s Tree Farm Wetzel County 19 Joliffe Nursery Wood County 20 Evergreen Christmas Tree Farms Greene County, Pennsylvania 20 Kitch Tree Farm The listings in this publication do not imply endorsement by the WV Division of Forestry or the State of West Virginia.
The WV Division of Forestry and the State of West Virginia do not guarantee the services or products listed here. Due to changes that may occur, the WV Division of Forestry and the State of West Virginia cannot verify the availability of businesses on the list. Berkeley County Allen DeHaven Trees Darius Kesecker 2377 Provedence Church Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427 304 -582-9806 Directions: 10 miles west from Hedgesville, WV. Turn left onto Mt. Lake Road. Follow signs.
Hours: Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Eve. Weekdays: 9:00 am. to Dark. Weekends: 8:00 am. to dark. Products: Concolor, Canaan up to 9’, Douglas Fir. Wreaths and garlands. Services: Saws, restroom. Pinecrest Tree Farm Paul and Ruth Payne 10329 Hedgesville Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427 304-754-3883 email@example.com Directions: From I-81 take Exit 16W to Route 9 West. Go approximately five miles to the stop light in Hedgesville. Continue through the stop light on Hedgesville Road (Route 9) 5.2 miles to the tree farm on left. Hours: Open the Friday after Thanksgiving through December 24. Monday through Saturday 10 am.
to 5 pm. Closed Sunday. Products: Douglas, Concolor, and a few Canaan fir. Seasonal products include wreaths, etc.
Services: Saws, tree baling and help with cutting and dragging as needed. Tree disposal bags at no charge. 5
Braxton County Berry Fork Enterprises Ed and Willa Grafton 130 Berry Fork Road, Heaters, WV 26627 304-765-3014 firstname.lastname@example.org Directions: From I-79 at Flatwoods, go north on U.S. Route 19 five miles through Heaters. Take the first county road (Berry Fork Road) to the right for 0.25 miles and then turn right onto farm. Hours: Opens week of Thanksgiving. Daily daylight – dark Products: White pine, Norway, Black, Blue and Serbian spruce, and Canaan fir - 5’ to 12’.
Also for sale are wreaths 8” to 36” in diameter. Services: Free tree shaking and netting. Bow saws and drag sleds provided.
Bug Ridge Tree Farm Butch Durand 14 Green Mountain Lane, Sutton, WV 26601 304-678-8875 Directions: From Sutton, south four miles on Old Route 19, left on Centralia Road. Go one mile, turn right on Bug Ridge, then 0.25 miles to driveway on left. Hours: November 29 – December 21, Monday - Friday noon – dark, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. - dark. Products: Colorado Blue spruce, Norway spruce, Douglas fir, Scotch White pine. Pines up to 12’. Live trees in planters up to 5.5’, wreaths. Services: Saws provided, trees cleaned, netting as needed. Clean mowed fields and easy access.
6 Fayette County Crickmer Farms Al and Louise Tolliver 1635 Crickmer Road, Danese, WV 25831 304-484-7575 email@example.com Directions: From I-64 take Exit 143.
Turn right on Highway 20 and go five miles to Meadow Bridge. Turn left on Highway 31 towards Danese. Go four miles to the second left on Alaska Mountain Road (Millbrook Baptist Church sign). Follow single-lane paved road three miles to farm. Hours: Open November 28 through Sunday before Christmas. Friday and Sunday 11:00 am. - 5:00 pm. Saturday 9:00 am.– 5:00 pm. Products: Fraser firs 6-14’, larger trees available so call ahead for sizes, wreaths, swags, boughs, garland roping, and centerpieces.
Services: Saws, baling and drag sleds. Parking and easy access to fields. Hot cider will be available. Honey Suckle Glades Farm Charles R. Grafton 2 Grafton Farm Road, Lookout, WV 25868 304-574-0906 Directions: At Lookout, WV, turn onto Propps Ridge Road. Go to the fork in the paved road at Divide Elementary School and take the right fork (Egypt Road). Go 0.5 miles to Grafton Farm Road on right at last mailboxes. Hours: Open Thanksgiving week through Christmas Eve, seven days a week during daylight hours. Products: White pine, Norway and Blue spruce, Fraser and Concolor fir. Services: Saws 7
Grant County May Christmas Tree Farm Elaine May West Morgantown Road Petersburg, WV 26847 304-257-8887 www.maytreeenterprises.com Directions: From I-48, go to Thorn Run Road (north side of highway) and turn onto farm road opposite this country road.
This road is located 2.5 miles west of Patterson Creek Exit or 0.5 miles east of Knobly Road exit. Farm can also be accessed from West Morgantown Road. Hours: Open day after Thanksgiving. Thereafter: Friday 1-5:00 pm., Saturday 9:00 am.-5:00 pm., and Sunday 1-5:00 pm. Products: Douglas, Fraser, and Concolor fir, etc, to 10’, wreaths, tree stands Services: Saws, assistance as needed. Hampshire County Dilello’s Choose & Cut Pete and Karen Dilello 701 VA Line Road, High View,WV 26808 304-856-3967 firstname.lastname@example.org Directions: On Route 50 West from Winchester, VA, turn left on Route 259 South.
Go exactly five miles toward Wardensville, WV. Make right turn onto Route 610/VA Line Road and follow Dilello’s “Choose and Cut” signs (approximately ½ mile). Farm is located on left after passing a brick house. Longitude/Latitude Google Maps: 39.242701, -78.405356 Hours: Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – Dark.
Products: Fraser and Douglas fir, 3 -12’ height. Fraser fir wreaths also available. Services: Handsaws, tie-down rope and tree carts. 8 Hardy County Riggleman’s Christmas Trees Michael and Kelly Riggleman 132 Duffy Hill, Moorefield, WV 26836 304-538-2856 Directions: Take Winchester Avenue to Route 7 or South Fork Road in Moorefield. Take first left at Paskell Hill, continue straight and turn into Duffy Hill Road. The road ends at the farm. Hours: Beginning Thanksgiving weekend, open Tuesday – Friday 1:00 pm. to dark, Saturday 10:00 am. to dark, Sunday - noon to dark. Products: Scotch pine, Norway and Blue spruce, Douglas and Concolor fir.
Services: Baling, drill for stand. Jefferson County Ridgefield Farm and Orchard Alan Gibson/Scott Beard 414 Kidwiler Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 304-876-3647 www.RidgefieldFarm.com Directions: Off Route 230 south of Shepherdstown, WV. Turn right on Kidwiler Road. Hours: Beginning November 28 through December 19, open daily 10:00 am. – 5:00 pm. Products: West Virginia balsam and Blue spruce. Services: Cut your own. Trees netted 9
Kanawha County Whipkey Tree Farm Robert D. Whipkey 200 Lory Drive, Charleston, WV 25312 304-965-0375 email@example.com Directions: Use Big Chimney Exit 5, just five miles north of Charleston, WV, off I-79.
If going north, turn right onto Route 114. If going south, turn left onto Route 114. Go 50-100 yards then turn left onto Coopers Creek Road (Route 4). Go 2.5 miles to Four Mile Road on the left. Turn left and go 300 yards to the first driveway on right. Hours: Open day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Monday through Saturday 9:00 am. – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1 – 5:00 pm. Products: White pine to 10’, Scotch pine to 7’, Norway spruce to 7’, and some Douglas fir to 6’.
Services: Saws, tree shaking, baling and rope to tie down to vehicle. Lincoln County Wilkerson Christmas Tree Farm Larry and Syble Wilkerson 12 Christmas Tree Lane, Griffithsville, WV 25521 304-524-2362 firstname.lastname@example.org wilkersonchristmastree.com Directions: Located 0.25 miles off WV State Route 3 on Sam’s Branch Road, Griffithsville, WV. Take Christmas Tree Lane at bridge. Hours: Open seven days a week from 9:30 am. – 5:00 pm. starting Saturday, November 29. Products: White pine, Norway and Blue spruce, with a limited number other species. Also selling wreaths, door swags, tree bags, stands, walking sticks, greenery and ornaments.
Services: Saws, tree shaker, free baling, free Forest Fresh needle retention product, rope for securing, assistance loading, restroom, warming fire on weekends and rustic benches in fields. Easy access and parking 10 Marion County Mt. Zion Nursery Lucille and Kara Martin 815 Mount Zion Road Fairmont, WV Phone: 304-366-6597 MtZionNursery@gmail.com or www.MtZionNursery.com Directions: I-79, Exit 139. Turn towards Exxon. Go right onto Route 73, then right onto Mt. Zion Road. Farm is located 2 miles out on the left. Hours: Open Black Friday to December 23. Monday – Saturday 8:00 am.- 5:00 pm., Sunday 1-5:00 pm.
- Products: Scotch and White Pine, Colorado and Norway spruce, precut Fraser fir, wreaths and bows. Services: Saws, measuring poles, Bailing, loading assistance, hot chocolate, candy and children’s crafts. Mason County Hidden Acres Christmas Tree Farm Edna Osborne 2102 Mount Union Road, Pliney WV, 25158 Cell 304-419-5571
- Home 304-727-4848 email@example.com Directions: From Route 35 (north or south) go to Plantation Road, turn left to tall water tower. Turn left at Mount Union Road. Go two miles to farm on left.
Hours: Call 304-419-5571 or 304-727-4848 Products: White pine, Scotch pine, Blue and Norway spruce.
Services: Trees cut, baled and loaded if needed. 11
Mercer County Bluestone Nursery Gene Bailey and Dave Stevens 3517 Stovall Ridge Road, Camp Creek, WV 25820 304-887-1183 or 304-487-3052 or 304-425-5928 Gene25820@yahoo.com Directions: From I-77 take Exit 20 (Camp Creek) turn south (right) on U.S. 19; go two miles to Stovall Ridge Road; turn right on Stovall Ridge Road and go three miles to the white house on the left. Hours: Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, 7:00 am. – dark, seven days a week. Products: Canaan fir, Norway spruce and white pines and limited numbers of other species; 12’ and smaller; balled and burlapped Norway spruce up to 5’.
Wreaths, tree stands, drinks and snacks. Services: Saws, baling if needed, restrooms and hand washing. Mountain Vista Christmas Tree Farm Lacy Lusk & Family 3213 Black Oak Road, Princeton, WV 24740 304-487-1333 or 304-920-8571 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mountainvistachristmastreefarm.blogspot.com Directions: From I-77 take Exit 9 (U.S. 460 West). Turn right at light at downtown Princeton sign and Exxon. Continue through light at CVS. Go through four-way STOP at Princeton Avenue. Turn right at STOP at Grant’s Supermarket. Turn left at light at Mercer School. Continue through light onto U.S. 19 north (Honaker Ave.) at State Farm Insurance.
Go 1.5 miles and turn left onto Black Oak Road at Fairview Church. Go three miles and watch for signs. GPS is not accurate for this area. Hours: Opening on November 28 – December 23. Opening Day November 28, Hours are 9:00 am. - Dark. Thereafter: Saturday 9:00 am. - dark, and Sunday 1:00 pm. - dark., Weekdays 1:00 pm. – dark. Products: Mature Norway spruce, White and Scotch pine and Douglas fir. Also table –top Fraser fir, Canaan fir, and Colorado Blue Spruce. Fresh wreaths, grapevine wreaths, winter arrangements, bulk pine cones.
12 Services: Saws, kneeling mats, gloves, carts and twine. Guide-led horse rides (weekends) and warming fire pit (weekends). Complimentary hot cocoa, picnic area. Plateau Tree Farm Jerry Belcher Sr. and Jerry Belcher Jr. 1634 Mercer Springs Road, Princeton, WV 24740 304-384-7757 or 304-425-1608 email@example.com Directions: Take I-77 Exit 14 towards Athens (five miles north of Princeton). Go one mile. Tree farm is on the left at 1634 Mercer Springs Road. Hours: Opening November 29 at 9:00 am. – dark. Thereafter: Monday - Saturday 9:00 am. - dark; Sunday noon – dark Products: White pine and Canaan and Fraser fir.
Wreaths are also for sale.
Services: Saws, free shaking and baling. Assistance provided as needed. Mineral County Lewis Trees, LLC Gerald Lewis Mill Run Road, Fort Ashby, WV 304-822-5871 or 301-707-4880 GeraldL@atlanticbb.net Directions: Two miles west of Fort Ashby on Route 46. Signs from stoplight in Fort Ashby to property. Hours: Weekends only: November 29/30, December 6/7, December 13/14 and December 20/21 Saturdays 10:00 am. – 5:00 pm. and Sundays 1-5:00 pm. Products: Douglas Fir to 10’ Dense and $25.00. Services: Hand saws available. Will help load. 13
Monongalia County Mulkeen Landscaping Tree Farm Francis X.
Mulkeen 743 Sleepy Hollow Road, Independence, WV 26374 304-292-0059 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mulkeenlandscaping.com Directions: Take Route 119 south out of Morgantown, WV, towards Grafton. Go left on Gladesville Road for two miles, then right on Arden Peters Road. Go one mile to farm. Follow signs. Hours: Thanksgiving weekend to Christmas Eve, 8:00 am. – dark. Products: Canaan fir, White pine, Blue spruce. Craft items. Balled and burlapped trees available.
Services: Saws and twine for tying tree. Morgan County Shriver’s Christmas Trees Roger Shriver 576 Shriver Road, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 304-277-6724 email@example.com Directions: From Berkeley Springs, go south on U.S. Route 522. Turn left on Winchester Grade Road (Route 13). Go eight miles to Mt. Olivet Church, turn left and follow signs to farm. Hours: Starting November 29 open weekends only from 9:00 am. - 4:30 pm. Products: Blue spruce 6’, Concolor fir 5-6’ and Douglas fir 6-7’ Services: Shaker, baling, handsaws and restroom 14 Sleepy Creek Tree Farm Kerry Noon 37 Shade Lane, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 304-258-4324 or 866-275-8303 Directions: Take Route 522 to Route 9 East to New Hope Road, then to Mt.
Run Road to Shade Lane.
Hours: Friday through Monday 9:00 am. – 4:30 pm. Products: White pine, Blue and Norway spruce, and Concolor fir. Also for sale are wreaths, roping and bundles of greens. Services: Baling, cider and cookies. Nicholas County Yagel Poor Farm Art Yagel 726 Eureka Road, Craigsville, WV 26651 (Correspondence to: PO Box 638, Summersville, WV 26651) 304-872-0956 or 304-575-2787 firstname.lastname@example.org Directions: At the Craigsville intersection of WV Routes 20/55. Take WV Routes 20/55 south toward Richwood. Travel two miles. Turn off sharp right on Crupperneck Road (County Route 14). Follow paved road 1.6 miles to white church at top of hill.
Turn left at church onto Eureka Road. Follow graveled road .75 miles to red farm gate on right. Note: If from out of the area, call for directions. If snowing, call for road conditions. Hours: Opens Friday, November 28 9:30 am. - dark. Thereafter: Friday and Monday noon – dark, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am. – dark. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Last day is Saturday, December 20.
Products: Canaan and Douglas fir, White and Scotch pine, Blue and Norway spruce. Other products are greens, cones, wreaths, mistletoe, tree bags, bows, etc. Services: Candy canes to all visitors, hand saws and mats provided, free tree shaking and mesh baling, cutting and loading assistance, twine provided, chemical restroom, Forest Fresh tree preservative. 15
Pocahontas County Pine Ridge Tree Farm Bob and JoAnn Lister 1653 Browns Mountain Road Marlinton, WV 24954 304-799-6467 Directions: Go 10 miles west of Marlinton, WV, on Route 39 to Brown’s Mountain Road (CR28/8).
Travel 1.5 miles north on Brown’s Mountain Road. Look for “Lister” name on house and a fence sign. Hours: Open December 3 – 24, seven days a week, weather permitting. Hours are daylight - 5:00 pm. Products: Concolor and Canaan fir, White pine, and Norway and Blue spruce. Wreaths are also for sale.
Services: YOU PICK – WE CUT. Bring your own rope. Restroom is available. Preston County King’s Trees John and Bill King 5372 Old Route 73, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525 304-379-8465 or 304-290-1329 Directions: From Morgantown, take I-68 east to Exit 15 Coopers Rock. Go left on Old Route 73 then turn right. Farm is five miles on right. From Maryland, take I-68 to Bruceton Mills Exit. Turn right at Old Route 73, make left. Go three miles to farm on left. Hours: Thanksgiving through December 24. Open Monday through Friday noon - 4:30 pm., Saturday 8:00 am. - dark , and Sunday 11:00 am. - dark.
Products: Fraser, Canaan and Douglas fir, Blue and Norway spruce, and White, Scotch and red pine.
Also for sale are wreaths both plain and decorated. Services: Saws and tree netting. 16 Miller’s Christmas Trees Marshall and Pat Miller 8859 Cranesville Road, Terra Alta, WV 26764 304-789-2183 email@example.com Directions: Nine miles NNE of Terra Alta, WV, on Cranesville Road. Do not use GPS. Hours: Daylight – dark, through December 23. Products: Scotch and White Austrian pine, Norway and Blue spruce, and Douglas fir.
Services: Saws provided Raleigh County Piney Tree Farm Charles Hudson 303 Piney View Drive Mailing Address: PO Box 108, Piney View, WV 25906 304-253-6842 Directions: Three miles north on WV Route 41, north from Beckley. Turn right on Rachel Lane. Watch for “Tree Farm” sign. Hours: Daylight hours Products: White and red pine, red spruce and Douglas fir. Black walnuts are also for sale. Services: We cut and tote to car. 17
Upshur County French Creek Christmas Trees Ronald L. Fowler 943 Beechtown Road, French Creek, WV 26218 304-924-5584 or 304-516-9278 firstname.lastname@example.org Directions: Ten miles south of Buckhannon, WV, on Route 20.
Go one mile on Beechtown Road and travel one mile to farm on right. GPS: 943 Beechtown Road. Hours: Opening day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Monday – Saturday 10:00 am - dark., Sunday noon – dark. Early tree selection and tagging begins October 1. Call ahead. Products: White pine, Scotch pine, Norway and Blue spruce, Canaan fir. Sizes to 10’. Tree stands for sale.
Services: Saws provided cutting and removal from field assistance, wagon ride to and from field if desired, coloring books and candy canes for the children. See our Facebook page and web site for special events. French Creek Farms French and Lois Armstrong 649 Waterloo Road, French Creek, WV 26218 304-924-6505 Directions: From Buckhannon, take Route 20 to French Creek, turn left opposite car wash onto Waterloo Road, go 0.5 mile, on the left. Hours: Opening Monday, December 17th. Daily 9:00 am. – 6:00 pm. Products: White pine, Scotch pine, Blue spruce, Douglas Fir. Wreaths. Services: Saws 18 Webster County Lake’s Tree Farm Mayford D.
Lake 109 Alpine Drive, Hacker Valley, WV 26222 304-493-6473 Directions: Take County Route 16, Lick Run Road, off State Route 20 near top of Hodam Mountain. Go 0.3 miles and bear right. Go 0.5 miles to the Tree Farm sign.
Hours: Open from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve; Saturday 8:00 am. to 6:00 pm., Sunday 1:30 – 5:00 pm, and by appointment. Products: Norway, Serbian and White spruce, Scotch and White pine, and Fraser, Canaan, Concolor and Douglas fir. Also for sale are boughs of White pine and Canaan fir. Services: Saws, tie down strings and field assistance. Wetzel County Joliffe Nursery Nancy Joliffe 24109 Mountaineer Highway, Knob Fork, WV 26581 304-775-2141 Directions: 7.1 miles west of Hundred, WV, on Route 7, 21 miles east of New Martinsville, WV.
Hours: Dawn to dusk. Products: Fir, Spruce and Pine of all sizes.
Also wreaths and centerpieces. Services: Escort to field if needed. 19
Wood County Evergreen Christmas Tree Farms Terry Dunn 243 Pine Avenue, Mineral Wells, WV 26150 304-489-9209 or 304-483-0293 email@example.com Directions: Farm 1 – Route 14 to Pettyville, turn onto Viscoes Road and follow signs 300 yards. Farm 2 – Route 14 one mile past Mineral Wells Grade School onto Chesterville Road, a half mile on the right. Hours: Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Farm 1 – Open seven days a week from 9:00 am. – 7:00 pm. Farm 2 – Open Saturday and Sunday only from 9:00 am. - dark. Products: Scotch and White pine, and Norway spruce. Up to 14’. Services: Trees shook, baled and loaded when possible.
Saws provided. Restroom at Farm #1. Free tree drawings when staff at site. Music each afternoon. Will cut/bring tree from field for additional fee at Farm #1.
Greene County, Pennsylvania Kitch Tree Farm Wayne and Vicki Kitch 484 Antill Hill Road, New Freeport, PA 15352 717-786-1067 or 724-447-2391 Directions: From Waynesburg, PA: Take Route 18 south to New Freeport, PA. Continue 2.8 miles to Deep Valley, PA. Turn left, cross over iron bridge and make right on Antill Hill Road. Farm is on the left. From Hundred, WV: Take Route 69/18 north to New Freeport, PA. From New Freeport: Follow above directions. Hours: Please call for exact days and hours of operation. Products: Blue, White, and Black Hills spruce - Limited number of trees for sale this season.
- 20 Christmas Tree Safety
- Buy locally grown Christmas trees if possible. Bounce and shake the tree. Pull the needles. If the needles fall, the tree is not fresh.
- Just before the Christmas tree is placed in the tree stand, make a slanting cut an inch or two up the trunk from where the tree was originally cut. Removing this lower inch or two will produce a fresh, clean surface that will allow the tree to absorb water easily.
- Keep the base of the tree under water at all times. A Christmas tree may use a quart of water a day, so keep a close watch on the water supply.
- Certain other precautions should be taken to ensure a safe Christmas. All lights should be inspected for faulty wiring and sockets. If any defect is found, the set should be discarded. Only light sets carrying the Underwriters Laboratory safety seal should be used. Other sets may be dangerous.
- Keep all flammable decorations, such as paper or cotton, away from the Christmas tree. Angel hair, snow spray, and white plastic foam are common decorations on Christmas trees. When used separately, angel hair and snow spray are essentially safe. But the National Fire Protection Association reports that when snow spray is used on angel hair, the combination is so flammable that just a touch of fire will cause it to burst into flame. While plastic foam may appear to be fireproof, it may burn if ignited by a spark.
Artificial trees may be dangerous, too. Never string lights on a metal tree. A short circuit may easily electrify the tree and cause serious injury to anyone coming in contact with it. Colored spotlights should be used to illuminate this type of Christmas tree. Note: Many West Virginia Christmas tree growers provide trees wholesale. To obtain a list of these growers, contact Larry Wilkerson, PO Box 6, Griffithsville, WV, 25521, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 21
WV Division of Forestry Our Mission The West Virginia Division of Forestry is committed to protecting, nurturing, and promoting the wise utilization and thus the sustainability of our state’s forest resources.
Our Programs Fire Protection: Responsible for protecting nearly 12 million acres of state and privately owned forestland across West Virginia from wildfire. Investigative Unit: Investigates all violations of the state’s fire laws and enforces violations of the Logging Sediment Control Act of 1992. Water Quality: Issues licenses to anyone who buys timber or logs for resale or who harvests timber within the state, and provides training and certification for loggers in accordance with the Logging Sediment Control Act.
Managed Timberland: Promotes sustainable forestry within the state by providing a formula-based method of taxation for forestland. Forest Management: Provides cooperative forest management programs for private nonindustrial forest landowners to promote sustainable forestry practices. Also regulates the digging of ginseng, manages seven state forests, as well as the operations of the Clements State Tree Nursery. Urban and Community Forestry: Helps municipalities throughout the state establish long-term tree care programs 22 West Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association Since 1954 Growing and marketing high quality products for your family and the consuming public.
The operators of the Association’s member farms are true stewards of the land and grow “Real” trees to help in the conservation and improvement of our natural resources.
Visit us on our web site : www.westvirginiachristmastreegrowers.com for a list of members and farms providing choose and cut Christmas trees, fresh wreaths, and a real tree farm experience for your family.