View Full Version : Is there money in trees?

12-04-2006, 07:05 AM
Have you ever thought about growing and selling trees? Does this amount of money make you think it might be worthwhile?

Regional tree sales evergreen this year (http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/story/6988264p-6849123c.html) - It's behind all this, at the back of the property, where some of the nursery's biggest cash cows grow. Leyland cypress trees grow to about 10 feet tall in several rows in the back.

Inland shoppers trying to build natural fences and create privacy for their properties have recently taken to these trees, Voce said. One 9-foot cypress costs $329.95.

12-04-2006, 08:23 AM
At this Christmas tree farm, it seems growing them is a break even business.

Oh, Christmas tree (http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/business/16155201.htm) - Sales have grown substantially since the days when Booth’s in-laws sold a few hundred trees from their Steuben County poultry farm in the 1950s, but raising trees remains a sideline for the family’s grain farm, said Denver Booth, her son.

Selling Christmas trees is often a break-even proposition for the family, which makes most of its revenue from its grain farm, said Denver Booth, who took over running the family farm in 2000. Still, the business helps pay his salary for running the family farm full time and pays about 10 seasonal employees who make wreaths and help cut down trees for customers on busy weekends.