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Christmas Trees: Growing and Selling Trees, Wreaths, and Greens

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Money does grow on trees, and Christmas Trees by Lewis Hill is the essential equipment for anyone who wishes to gain the pleasure and profit of growing and selling trees, wreaths, and greens.

Hill, an experienced and skilled tree grower himself, begins with the very basics, providing valuable insights on how to choose the best land and the best species of trees to grow on that land. Here you will learn how to

— Plan for continuous, efficient growth, including interplanting, natural seeding, and stump culture

— Care for your crop throughout the growing cycle, from planting and pruning, right through harvesting

— Propagate your own plants and collect wild seedlings

— Select the proper equipment for the nature and scope of your planting

— Handle problems dealt by weather, pests and diseases, and animals

— Find wholesale and retail markets, maintain a steady supply, deal with tree buyers, advertise and price, and maintain records and plan for taxes

An attractive and lucrative side business to that of growing trees is selling greens, roping, and wreaths. Hill shares his experiences with planting and managing a greens orchard, processing greens for both wholesale and retail markets, and making wreaths, sprays, and centerpieces by hand as well as with the aid of wreath-making machines.

The complete, clear, up-to-date information is warmed by anecdotes drawn from the author's many years of Christmas tree growing and selling.

Synopsis:

Hill covers it all: selecting and preparing a site, cultivating and maintaining, managing production and harvest, and finding wholesale and retail markets, plus he includes a grower's calendar and list of associations.

About the Author

The late Lewis Hill was a nurseryman for more than 55 years. He was the author or co-author of 15 books that total more than 600,000 copies in print. Lewis's Secrets of Plant Propagation was selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of their "75 Great Garden Books."

Table of Contents

I GETTING STARTED WITH CHRISTMAS TREES

1 Money Can Grow on Trees

2 The Burgeoning Christmas Tree Industry

3 Selecting the Best Site

4 Your Investment in Time and Money

5 Which Tree Should You Grow?

6 Sources of Planting Stock

7 Choosing a Cultural Method

8 Preparing the Soil and Planting the Trees

9 Improving Wild, Native Trees

II GROWING PREMIUM TREES

10 Maintaining Soil Fertility

11 Shearing and Pruning

12 The Fine Art of Weed and Control

13 Things Can Go Wrong

14 Managing for Efficient Production

15 Making Money with Greens and Wreaths

III HARVESTING AND SELLING CHRISTMAS TREES, WREATHS, AND GREENS

16 Marketing Trees, Wreaths, and Greens

17 The Harvesting

18 A Checkbook with a Happy Ending

19 A Christmas Tree Grower's Calendar

APPENDIX

Christmas Tree Growers' Supplies

Seed and Nursery Companies

State and Regional Christmas Tree Associations

GLOSSARY

SUGGESTED FURTHER READING

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882665665
Editor:
Steege, Gwen
Author:
Eliason, Judy
Author:
Hill, Lewis
Author:
Steege, Gwen
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Small Business
Subject:
Marketing
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Seasonal
Subject:
Forests & Forestry
Subject:
Wreaths
Subject:
Christmas trees
Subject:
Christmas tree growing.
Subject:
Christmas greens -- United States -- Marketing.
Subject:
Christmas greens.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
Small Business - General
Subject:
Science-Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
Gardening-Trees
Subject:
Christmas tree growing -- United States.
Subject:
Christmas trees -- United States -- Marketing.
Subject:
Business - Small Business
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 93
Publication Date:
19890131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.44 in 0.63 lb

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