In the early years of Rolling Ridge, it was quite the fashion to use a live, (with a rootball) evergreen to use as a focal point for Christmas season activities. Over the years, this practice has subsided with the introduction of cut Fraser Firs and their wonderful fragrance and with the popularity of artificial. However, there seems to be a resurgence of sorts with bringing this tradition back as a new generation like the idea of live, but would prefer to have a tree that can be planted when the holidays are over. We have brought in a nice selection of 4' Spruce trees that are nice and full with good tapers, that will make nice decorated trees and can then be moved outdoors for planting. Typically, winter planting of evergreens, such as these, can be quite successful.
Our recommendation is, because of limited availability, purchase your live tree early in the season and leave it here at the nursery until a time when the tree would spend no more than 10 days in your home. This will keep the tree from drying out and reduce the chance that the tree could actually start growing, which would not be desirable in the winter time.
If a live evergreen tree is to be included in your yuletide festivities this year, stop in early and check out our beautiful Blue, Norway and Oriental Spruce.