When you choose a live Christmas tree each year, it helps our environment!
Live Christmas Trees:
- Absorb carbon dioxide while giving off fresh oxygen. Every acre of Christmas trees planted gives off enough oxygen to meet the needs of 18 people. Today in America there are enough Christmas trees planted that 18 million people a day are supplied with oxygen.
- Stabilize soil and protect water supplies.
- Provide a refuge for wildlife while creating a beautiful scenic view.
- Are a sustainable crop. When one Christmas tree is cut down, one or two are replanted in its place.
- Reduce the manufacture of artificial trees made from petroleum-based products that use up natural resources. Artificial trees are not recyclable and will remain in land-fills for centuries after disposal.
- Are totally recyclable. The branches and trunk can be turned into mulch for the garden. A Christmas tree placed in the back yard will feed and shelter birds during the winter. Sunk into ponds, fir trees provide excellent refuge and feeding areas for fish.
Content courtesy of North Carolina Christmas Tree Association.
Choosing the perfect Fraser Fir Christmas Tree is fun for the whole family.
At Tom Sawyer Tree Farm You can choose and cut your tree or we’ll cut it for you. Open daily until December 23.
Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina on the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau overlooking Lake Glenville. At about 3800 feet elevation, Lake Glenville is the highest large reservoir in the eastern U.S., with over 1400 acres of water surface. The lake’s cool mountain waters provide a beautiful backdrop for our farm.
Just 6 miles from the Village of Cashiers, we invite you to Choose ‘n Cut your own Christmas tree, or we’ll cut one for you, then experience our magical Elf Village for lots of fun family and holiday festivities.