Christmas Hills Tree Farm is a second-generation tree farm. John Burton's dad, Charley Burton, owner of Bear Canyon Farm, planted the first Noble fir in 1949: the first Noble fir specifically for Christmas trees in the industry.
Through the years, Christmas Hills Tree Farm developed some techniques that make their trees stand out from the competition. By using seed from their own seed orchard, comprised of trees grafted for exceptional blue color and overall quality, their trees have amazing color.
In the final year before harvest, Christmas Hills Tree Farm uses a technique called "picking." Each tree is shaped by picking off the new growth early in the summer, rather than shaping with a knife or hand pruners. The effect is a full, tapered tree with natural ends and no cut needles.
In addition, the trees are dormant when cut. This results in fresher, more vivid coloring, superb keep ability and quality