Local Christmas tree farm to sell trees despite setbacks from hurricane

Published 4:16 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The aroma of fresh pine will soon be wafting around the entire house.

Spring Hill Tree Farm is back for their 35th year of selling Christmas trees and fresh Frasier Firs.

Due to Hurricane Michael, quantity is limited this year. Owner, Dan Provence reported that 400 trees blew over during the storm and he had approximately 70-80 trees he had to completely get rid of. However, he is still determined to brighten homes with a fresh Christmas tree this year.

He has a little less than 100 trees to sell, along with the truckload to be delivered from North Carolina.

He said in the past years, more trees have sold than he anticipated so he has been trying to plant more in preparation for the season, and it has already proved useful. People have already begun calling Provence wanting to know when the farm will be open for business.

Provence said it is tradition for the farm to open up on Thanksgiving Day at 3 p.m. so families can start buying and decorating their trees.

The trees cost anywhere between $6-$10 a foot, with Frasier Firs being a bit more expensive.

Once Thanksgiving has passed, the farm hours will be Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 -6 p.m.

Provence said he is glad it’s Christmas season and that Hurricane season is over. He hopes to see everyone out there and getting ready for this festive time of year.