A full day workshop "Coring Injection Method of Applying Compost to Christmas Trees" will be held at Salomaa Tree Plantation Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here to view brochure, click here to register.
Producing quality Christmas trees does not just happen! They require care and the use of cultural practices that are not only good for the trees but enhance soil health and are kind to the environment.
With the support of a farmers grant, Salomaa Tree Plantation, Stannard Vermont, has launched a program to add compost to portions of the farm. Known as the “coring injection method of adding compost to Christmas trees”, three trial sections (3000 trees) have been composted and are now being monitored to show enhancement of tree growth, soil health and for the continued production of healthy trees. Project details can be viewed on www.nesare.org (refer to the grant number FNE12-764) ***
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+++Does this mean our trees will be classified as organic Christmas trees? No! But we believe optimizing "Soil Health" will result in using less chemical fertilizer and an even more robust tree with darker green color and ultimate needle retention.
Salomaa Tree Plantation Inc. is part of the working landscape of Vermont. Beginning in 1980, the farm produces 6000 to 10,000 Balsam fir and Fraser fir each year for the Christmas tree wholesale market. The farm strives to produce fine Vermont grown Christmas trees so the retailer has a quality Christmas tree to sell and the consumer has a long lasting, beautiful tree adorning his home in the true tradition of Christmas. www.salomaachristmastrees.com
***This project supported by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. SARE is a program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Salomaa Tree Plantation
30 Batten Rd Stannard, Vermont 05842