ASHE COUNTY, N.C. — With the holiday season quickly approaching, Christmas tree farms across the North Carolina mountains are cutting down their trees and preparing to send them across the nation.
In North Carolina, Christmas tree sales bring in over one hundred million dollars.
Just outside of Jefferson in the community of Glendale Springs, tree grower Tim Miller sent his first trees out on Election Day.
“First time I’ve sold a tree on Election Day. “Sold a few over my website for the mail order business already.”
Miller will spend this week trimming trees and making wreaths. He’s expecting a good crowd when his farm, Shady Rest Tree Farms, opens on Saturday.
“I’ve already had a lot of people calling, when am I going to open up. I see a lot of excitement with phone calls with people,” Miller said.
Additional Ashe County farms also plan to open this weekend.