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Christmas Trees with web feet!!

Last night we had so much rain that this morning we had to go and rescue about 500 little pot grown christmas trees that were floating around in the nursery.   Something that I’ve never seen – not even during the wettest times in winter..
This week our guys have started  to side shearing the Fraser Fir Christmas Trees.   We do this to give the trees the shape of tree that you the customers are looking for.   The Fraser Fir tree is inclined to be quite an aggressive growing tree, so we have to cut the long branches to keep a nice Christmas Tree shape.
We are also beginning to mark which christmas trees we will be selling this Christmas time, by putting a little white tie on them.   In a few weeks time the guys will go through with a measuring stick and put on a coloured label, which will tell us which height band each tree falls into.