Metchosin's WINTERCREEK CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Sadly, trees are slow growers, so unfortunately we have a limited amount again this year.
You'll find mostly natural Noble, Fraser and Concolor Firs.
Are these good Christmas trees?
Because there is space between the branches, the Fraser is easier to decorate than some trees. The firm branches hold heavier ornaments. The trees grow to almost perfect shapes, and as long as the cut tree is kept properly watered, the Frasier Fir has excellent needle retention.
Concolor Fir -
Its short, stiff branches are good for heavier ornaments. It keeps well and is used to make wreaths, door swags, and garlands. With good care, the tree will last for 6 weeks after being cut. Concolor Fir has blue-green needles, a citrus scent, and good needle retention.
Noble Fir -
Has blue-green needles with a silvery appearance. Its short, stiff branches are good for heavier ornaments. It keeps well and is used to make wreaths, door swags, and garlands. With good care, the tree will last for 6 weeks after being cut.
What does natural mean? It means these trees are in their natural state, untrimmed or shaped. A real fresh cut tree.
Candy Canes and Oranges
for the children
Hours of Operation
CLOSED FOR 2020
due to COVID
U-Cut your Christmas tree the old fashioned way! Choose your favourite tree and cut it from our field. Most trees can be trimmed to fit your needs The whole family will enjoy the outing to pick and cut your own tree.
Christmas trees are an exceedingly environmentally-friendly crop because a tree is only harvested after many years of growth. To ensure future harvests, 90% of the farm must remain in trees all the time. The growing crop of Christmas trees produce oxygen and also attracts and protects wildlife. At the end of the holiday season, most municipalities have a specific pick up and the trees are collected and chipped into mulch. This mulch is then used in a variety of ways - to cover hiking trails in area parks, to serve as protective covering in gardens, or to help retain moisture around a new plantings.
How To Care For Your Christmas Tree
Remember, a Christmas tree is a living thing, look after it as carefully as you would a cut flower. Once you select a Christmas tree, follow these suggestions to keep it fresh and safe:
1. If you plan to store the tree for several days, store the tree upright and place the butt end in a container of water. An area that provides protection from the wind and
sun will help the tree retain its moisture.
2. When you bring the tree into the house for decorating, make another fresh cut across the trunk about an inch from the original cut. Use a tree stand that holds plenty
of water. Trees are thirsty. They may drink up to four litres of water per day, so be sure to check daily and supply fresh water as needed. A stand which holds at least
four litres of water is recommended. If you allow the water level to drop below the bottom of the tree, a seal will form just as it does on a cut flower, and a new cut will be necessary.
3. Place your tree away from fireplaces, radiators, television sets and other sources of heat. Turn off the tree lights when you leave and before you retire at night.
— image credit: Arnold Lim/News Gazette staff
article 2015 Goldstream Gazette
Nanny....No trees this year?