Tis' the season for Christmas trees

If you're looking to cut down your own Christmas tree this year, there's a place right here in Terre Haute where you can do so.

Posted: Nov 19, 2018 4:14 PM
Updated: Nov 19, 2018 6:42 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The holidays are coming, which means a busy time for everyone.

Part of the fun can be cutting down your own Christmas tree, and some people have already started.

"We've started, we're probably about 25 percent of the crop has been cut at this point, moving well, great weekend this last weekend."

Doug Miller owns Holiday Hill Tree Farm.

He says in years past, they haven't opened quite as early.

Last year, they gave it a try and it worked, so this year they are doing the same.

"In the past, we haven't opened before Thanksgiving, but last year we tried that, and it worked well and we've done it again this year so it's worked well also."

Miller says the earlier you get your tree, the better pick you'll have of the big ones.

So if you go out picking, what can you expect?

"So we have four different kinds of trees that we've grown. We have white pine, scotch pine, douglas fir, and Canaan Fir, and they all are just a little different."

But those differences might be a big deal to you.

Things such as needles that you'll be cleaning up, along with the size and shape of the tree.

"The white and the scotch both have long needles, and they tend to retain their needles a long time. Well the firs, sometimes they lose their needles a little sooner than the pines."

And while this is a job for Doug and his wife, it's something they love doing every year.

"I love to introduce myself, and I love to get to meet the people that come out. It's a lot about the relationship here, we just like repeat customers, love to see folks come back ya know, each year."

Just one way Doug is helping make this the most wonderful time of the year.

Holiday Hill: http://www.4atree.com/

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