Thursday, July 4, 2019

Getting in shape for winter

A row of mixed conifers show off their new haircuts. For the first time this season, several Concolor firs should be the right size to harvest. The tallest ones on record are over 250 feet tall but since most ceilings are not that high, we'll settle for smaller specimens.

A benefit for the

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring Planting 2017

On May 1st, we planted seedlings to replace those mature Christmas Trees that were sold last December.

These seedlings, five different types, will grow here for the next 6-8 years before growing large enough to use.
Merry Christmas 2025!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Overview of Christmas Tree Farms on the Cape

This story gives interesting context on Christmas Tree farms on the Cape.
(We're quite a bit smaller than these farms)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

BCT Christmas Tree Sale, Saturday, December 10, 11-2

BCT Members and friends once again have the unique opportunity to harvest their own Cape-grown Christmas tree!  Mark you calendar for Saturday, December 10, 11AM to 2PM.  Park behind the Dimmick barn at 1167 County Road and walk back to the tree farm to find balsam, spruce, Scotch pine, Concolor fir, and more.  They come in all shapes and sizes and this year we have put extra effort into pruning and shaping.

All proceeds benefit the BCT.

A benefit for the

Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring Planting 2016

Lexie the assistant
This weekend we planted an assortment of trees: balsam fir, Fraser fir, blue spruce, concolor fir, and white spruce.  We planted 25 seedlings, which neatly replaced those we sold last December and a few other ones that for one reason or another weren't going to make it.

Above ground, seedlings are 6-8" high.  But like an iceberg, there's a lot going on under the surface: some of the roots are 18" or more.  For this reason, we make holes very deep, and then fill in around the roots up to the surface.  These long roots are particularly important in sandy Cape soils, where the tree can go deep to find a drink.

The young trees get a good drink of water, and then TLC over the next several years.  If all goes according to plan, they'll be the right size around Christmas 2023!

Now's the time to plant
a vision of things to come
Christmas 2023

The woodsman prepares a hole

White Spruce
Balsam Fir
A benefit for the