|Our trees are selected
by hand for each order to ensure freshness, size and quality. This
section will explain how we size our trees and explain the grades we
The tree height is measured from base to tip
of leader. (The leader is the branch on top used to hold up a
star or angel decoration.) For example: You order a 5' - 6'
tree. When you pull it out of the box and measure from the base
of leader, it is more than 5' tall but less than or equal to 6'
As a Christmas tree is growing in the field, the leader grows very tall.
The grower must trim it each year. It is common practice to hold the top most ring of branches up against the
leader and trim where they meet. This makes the tree look very shapely.
trees are a mixture of Premium Grade and Grade No. 1 Christmas Trees. The following
table describes their characteristics: