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Think long term. Some trees mature more quickly.

Site Preparation

Competing vegetation needs to be controlled. Be sure to protect the soil from erosion and other environmental hazards.

Planting and Spacing

Trees grow straighter and taller when spaced closely, also reducing the growth of large, low branches. For you to produce premium grade Christmas trees, we recommend the following:

  • Firs & Spruces: 5′ x 5′ spacing, 1740 trees per acre
  • Pine: 6′ x 6′ spacing, 1210 trees per acre

Weed Control

Weed control is needed until the trees are able to discourage weeds through their own shade.


Thin the trees before competition starts to reduce tree growth and vigor. Christmas trees require regular maintenance to achieve marketable shape.

Ground Roots
255 Zeigler Road, P. O. Box 70, Dover, PA 17315
800-345-3406 • 717-292-5683 • Fax 717-292-4129