Jones Family Farm opens for Christmas tree harvest this weekend, says ‘we have an abundance’


SHELTON, Connecticut (WTNH) – Even though there has been talk of a shortage of Christmas trees this season, Jones Family Farm in Shelton wants to assure everyone they have a wide variety of threes starting this weekend. end.

Jones Family Farm has been selling Christmas trees since 1947 and each year more and more people are visiting the farm to harvest their own trees.

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Ashley Baylor of Storm Team 8 took a look at the farm on Thursday with Farmer Tom.

“For every tree we harvest here on our farm, we grow another,” Tom explained.

This means you won’t have to worry about a shortage at Jones.

“We transplant from our nursery to the field where they were harvested. So we have an abundance of beautiful healthy trees for customers to choose from.

In fact, they plant more trees than they harvest in case some fail to survive due to drought or excessive rains. The topography of the farm is also useful; the hills help disperse the moisture.

With 200 acres of trees, it’s amazing to think that they prune, graze and water each tree by hand, so whether it’s a Douglas fir, balsam fir or spruce. blue, you won’t find the one that best suits your family. .

And if you want to keep this gorgeous tree until Christmas, Farmer Tom recommends that you keep it watered. If you choose to buy a pre-cut tree, cut it down before mounting it.

If you are visiting Jones Family Farm at any time this season, reservations are required on the weekend of November 20 through December 20. 12, but you can come anytime during the week. They provide saws and twine so you can tie your tree to your roof, but if you are looking for a large tree or multiple trees you may want to bring a tarp.


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