Last fall 738 Christmas trees where planted here at 47 Daisies. That was a good start for future tree production. The trees did well until August even through the record heat and drought that we had here in northern Louisiana. This past fall was just too much for the trees and we lost every one of them to the drought.
This fall, we have already replanted three varieties of Christmas trees; Canaan, Fir and Scotch Pine (100 of each). These are varieties that are typically not grown in this area, but we planted them last year and they seemed to do well, until the drought....... These trees really make beautiful Christmas trees!! We're trying again, and crossing our fingers for rain, and that we will be able to offer these varieties for Christmas trees in Ruston.
Next week, we'll be adding 200 Virginia pine to the tree field. These are commonly grown in this area, and are known to do well.
If the trees can get established, drought will not be such a problem. Once they have been in the ground for a couple of seasons, they can withstand much more.
We are very excited to be able to offer Christmas trees to Ruston!! We'll be starting our sales in the next 3-5 years.
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )