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Old 11-02-2009, 06:24 AM
 
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christmas tree farm??
A place where people who don't own 1000 acres go to cut a tree!!
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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how far???
thank you for the wonderful generous offer
Exit 199. Just a tad North of Bangor.

No Christmas tree farm here though, just woodlot. But as you walk through it, there are some christmas-like trees.

I let folks go in and cut stuff. One guy only has a summer job, so each winter him and his wife make wreaths. Another guy is building a cordwood house, etc.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Last year we went to Beech Ridge Farm Maine Christmas Tree Association -BEECH RIDGE FARM in Scarborough. Its a nice "older couple" who own it and they will be in business for this season.....when their son retires from the military he may take it over....not sure. They are hoping to selll the farm and to move north to escape the encroaching march of development and "civilization". Nice people.
It is a very picturesque tree farm.....nice trees, nice folks...and a pleasant morning. They provide the saws and they have lots of great groomed trees!

Of course when I was a kid we went out and choose wild trees.....you had to turn the flat or bare spot toward the wall and use decorations judiciously to mask any other flaws.....but in this day and age most trees are picture perfect and the result of years of careful grooming. I now look for that perfect tree.....but my best memories were more about the white pine or balsam that we cut and dragged home from "out in the woods" and festooned with paper chains and strung pop corn and hung with leaded icicles that probably did a number on our central nervous systems.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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Of course when I was a kid we went out and choose wild trees.....you had to turn the flat or bare spot toward the wall and use decorations judiciously to mask any other flaws.....but in this day and age most trees are picture perfect and the result of years of careful grooming. I now look for that perfect tree.....but my best memories were more about the white pine or balsam that we cut and dragged home from "out in the woods" and festooned with paper chains and strung pop corn and hung with leaded icicles that probably did a number on our central nervous systems.
I am still much more of a "out in the woods" tree sort of gal. I cut one in a friend's woods after we went tipping and I learned how to make wreaths, Maine-style, last year. (We actually got the tree INTO the Subaru... it was pretty well stuffed... for the long ride home.) This year, wreath day is earlier for me so I'll have to visit a different woods with my saw. And yes, there will be paper chains (no kiddos so I have to make them myself now) and strings of popcorn and cranberries, if the latter are not too dear this year with the weather and all, and loads of other home made ornaments.

Last year's tree
http://www.ursai.net/blog/tree2.jpg (broken link)
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I can look for more trees if you want to cut another! You can cut the butt off before putting it in the stand. I've seen truck loads going already.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Last year's tree
Oooh nice
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:02 PM
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Well star, you know where I live, you can take one of ours, or go across the street and look.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Downeast, Maine
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Thanks for all the places to go and look...starwalker love your tree sooo pretty...
two days left here
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