Brighten your holidays with a fresh and fragrant Balsam or Fraser Fir shipped straight from Maple Hill Farm Barton Vermont. Unlike many retail Christmas tree lots that sell trees harvested in October, our trees are harvested and shipped within two weeks of your order. It doesn't get much fresher than that!
When contacting us to place your order, you can choose your perfect tree type and size, and the week you would like it shipped. We then harvest your tree the week prior to your requested ship date. Your Christmas tree will be packaged in a custom box designed to maintain freshness.
Due to an increase in demand, limited availability and transit limitations, we highly recommend placing your order as soon as possible starting in November. Please note, ordering your tree early will not affect when your tree is cut as that is based on your desired ship date.
Maple Hill Farm Barton Vermont takes pride in delivering you fresh trees!
Fraser Firs (Abies fraseri) are sought after for their naturally pyramidal shape, dense branches, longevity, and their soft, two-tone dark green needles with a silver underside. Mildly fragrant, their strong branches tend to retain their needles longer, making them ideal for decoration lovers with a plethora of ornaments. And just think, no more getting pricked when hanging them!
The iconic Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) with its spicy fragrance, shiny dark green needles, and conical shape, makes a beautiful holiday tree. It is the most aromatic of all the firs.
Balsam boughs are often used for garlands and wreaths. At Maple Hill Farm Barton Vermont we use our own to make our festive artisan wreaths.
Shipping rates vary depending on the size of the Christmas tree and where you are located. After contacting us at 802-673-3671 or using the contact form below to place your order, we can calculate your shipping costs.
UPS includes Peak Season fees for all items shipping during the holiday season. We will do our best to work with UPS to provide you with the most cost-effective shipping options.
You will receive tracking information once your tree has been shipped. Until your tree has been scanned by UPS, your tracking number will not show a status, even though it has been shipped. While the transit times are typically accurate, UPS does not guarantee transit times for ground shipments.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, transit times may take longer than normal. Please select an Approximate Ship Date that allows extra time in case shipping delays occur.
When you bring your tree home, saw a couple inches off the bottom of the trunk before setting in water. When trees are cut, pitch oozes out and seals the pores. By sawing off the base, you will open up the pores, and the tree will be able to absorb water.
Watering is critical. A freshly-cut tree can consume a gallon of water in 24 hours!
Fill the tree stand with water and keep it filled.
Never let the water level go below the tree’s base.
Indoors, keep the tree away from heating ducts or other heat sources. In fact, the lower the temperature, the better the tree will do.
One old Vermonter we knew always packed his tree stand with well-watered soil and planted the tree in the mixture. The soil should be kept wet.
Some people add aspirin or sugar to the water; we can’t say whether either helps. Again, water is the vital element.
For full article, go to the Farmer's Almanac.