CHRISTMAS 2019 Our 2019 season begins the day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 29). and runs through Tuesday, December 24. As always, we will have an excellent selection of fresh cut Pennsylvania grown trees. Or if you prefer, you are welcome to cut your own tree. Finally, we have one of our best selection of balled and burlap trees in years. We also have wreaths, swags, greens, holly, boxwood, grave blankets and evergreen roping.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 610 715-4640 or 610 952-3060
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO I NEED TO BRING A SAW? We provide bow saws with good blades so there is no need to bring your own. Please do not bring chain saws (Our insurance broker sleeps better at night if chain saws stay off the farm!)
CAN I BRING MY DOG ? Well behaved dogs on leashes are always welcome. Our newest canine host, Rudy, will be happy to make new friends.
DO YOU HAVE A TREE SHAKER? After many years of debating whether to purchase a tree shaker, we are happy to announce that we will have one here at the farm starting this season
CAN YOU DRILL MY TREE? Yes we can drill trees for Stand Strait, Tim Mitchell's and other specialty stands. We also have both varieties of these stands available for purchase
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT? We accept cash, checks and credit/debit cards
CAN I TAG A TREE IN THE FIELD AND COME BACK AT A LATER DATE TO CUT IT? Sorry, we do not allow tagging of trees in the field.
I SEE YOU ARE OPEN UNTIL 8PM ON Week nights. CAN WE GO OUT INTO THE FIELDS AFTER DARK TO CUT OUR TREE? We would prefer that customers do not go out into the fields after dark Our evening hours are for purchasing pre-cut and balled and burlap trees.
Mother Nature, as usual, provided us with numerous challenges. To say this year was wet would be an understatement! In spite of the rain, James managed to plant over 2500 seedlings and transplants this spring which should be your choose and cut trees in 6-10 years!! Our Choose and Cut inventory is starting to improve, with a good selection of Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and White Pines. Our selection of choose and cut Douglas Firs is still limited, but we hope to improve the amount available in the near future. Because Douglas Firs, as well and Fraser and Concolor Firs are so popular, we bring in a large number of these varieties as fresh cut trees. We will also be bringing in larger quantities of Nordman Firs, which have proved quite popular with our customers. All our fresh cut trees come from Lehigh County in Pennsylvania. We have brought in the fresh cut trees from the same quality grower for a number of years and they always supply us with beautiful, fresh trees. While at the farm, please visit the barn, where Alice will have large supply of handmade wreaths and other greenery, as well as some hand knit hats, gloves and other items made by Alice and James.
YES- WE CAN DRILL TREES FOR STAND-STRAIGHT AND TIM MITCHELL TREE STANDS.
BALLED AND BURLAPPED TREES
For those customers who would like to plant their tree after Christmas, we have a nice selection of hand dug Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Engleman Spruce, Serbian Spruce and White Pine. They range in height from 4'-8'. Please note that these trees should only stay indoors for a week to ten days. If you are interested, we will be happy to give you detailed instructions on how to care for a live tree.
WREATHES AND GREENERY
Come into the barn and find your perfect Christmas wreath, many of them handmade by Alice. You will also find a generous supply of pine and Fraser fir roping, grave blankets, assorted greens, holly and winterberry. And while you are enjoying your complementary warm cider, don't miss the hand knit hats, scarves, mittens and wrist warmers that are created by Alice and James.
CHRISTMAS TREES AND GREENERY
Christmas season has always been special at Corkum's. It is the time of the year that we welcome the most people to our farm and while it is a lot of hard work, the joy of seeing old friends and happy young children makes it all worth while. Our approach is very low key. We do not offer all the "bells and whistles" that many other Christmas Tree farms do, but we hope that our more laid back style also can be appreciated. We will welcome you, offer you a complimentary glass of warm cider, try to keep the winter mud down to a minimum while offering quality trees and Christmas greenery at fair prices. All of our workers are our own family members or friends who enjoy helping out during the season each year. We look forward to seeing you this season and hope that you will become an annual visitor.
KEEPING YOUR FRESH CUT TREE FRESH
To keep your tree from drying out during the Christmas season, we recommend that you:
-MAKE A FRESH CUT OF AT LEAST 1/2" ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TREE JUST BEFORE PUTTING IT IN YOUR STAND
-KEEP YOUR STAND FULL OF WATER AND CHECK IT FREQUENTLY, ESPECIALLY THE FIRST COUPLE DAYS WHEN IT WILL TAKE UP A LOT OF WATER. DO NOT ALLOW THE WATER LEVEL TO GO BELOW THE BOTTOM OF THE TREE AS THE SAP WILL SEAL IT SHUT AND IT WILL BE UNABLE TO ABSORB ANY ADDITIONAL WATER
-DO NOT PLACE YOUR TREE NEAR ANY DIRECT HEAT SOURCE
-MAKE SURE YOUR LIGHTS ARE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. THE NEWER LED BULBS GIVE OFF LESS HEAT THAN OLDER TYPES OF BULBS AND USE MUCH LESS ENERGY
2019 Prices CHOOSE AND CUT
Blue Spruce; Norway Spruce; Engleman Spruce(limited supply);
White Pine; Douglas Fir (limited supply)
$8.00 per foot
FRESH CUT TREES
NORDMAN FIRS $10.00/FT
FRASER FIRS $9.00/FT
CONCOLOR FIRS $9.00/FT
DOUGLAS FIRS $8.50/FT
BLUE SPRUCE $8.50/FT
(price per foot increases on trees greater than 9' in height)
BALLED AND BURLAPED TREES
COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE, NORWAY SPRUCE, ENGLEMAN SPRUCE, SERBIAN SPRUCE, WHITE SPRUCE, WHITE PINE
OTHER INFORMATION -We do provide saws and tree sleds for choose and cut customers -Choose and cut trees vary greatly in size and quantity from year to year. We have a very limited number of choose and cut trees taller than 10' -All of our fresh cut trees are grown in Lehigh and Schuylkill Counties in Pennsylvania -Sorry- We do not allow customers to tag trees in advance. -We accept cash, check or credit card for payment
LOOKING FOR A SMALLER TREE OR SHOPPING ON A BUDGET?
While we are known for providing premium Pennsylvania grown trees at competitive prices, we also have a nice selection of smaller trees (from Table Top to @ 6') that are priced for budget minded customers. These trees come from our farm or our other PA suppliers and may be more narrow, or more wide or more natural looking than our larger premium trees, but at reduced prices. Visit the Bargain Patch and see if there is a tree there for you!