Saturday, November 25, 2006

Season Kicks Off

We’ve heard from several farms around the country who have reported sales started off brisk this weekend. I suspect that next weekend, many more people will start to get into the Christmas mood with a massive cold front coming through most of the country.

You may have heard about the Trees for Troops program. It kicks off the domestic routes next week and we’ll be posting many updates about that. If you do a search for a place to buy a Christmas Tree, you may notice a small icon next to some of the farms/lots. The icon indicates they have donated trees to the program. If you buy a tree from one of those farms with an icon, make sure and say thanks to them. The public can support the program by contributing to the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation .

Early this week, there was a problem with the zip code search function of the web site not returning results for zip codes in the East that begin with zero. This has been fixed and is now working properly. If you notice any problems with the web site as you’re looking for a place to buy a tree, please email

From: Linda
Sent: Friday, November 24, 2006
Subject: evergreen

I was wondering if you could answer a question...I was traveling on I-94 toward Detroit from Chicago and drove past a tree farm, I believe near Jackson, MI, where I noticed a most unusal shade of blue evergreen growing. Can you tell me what that tree is called?

Answer: Could be several different species that can have foliage with a blue tint. But in that area, most likely was a Blue Spruce.