The home of fresh Christmas trees 
 
 
As we have discovered in my previous blogs that the Christmas tree was established well before it is popularly thought that Prince Albert did, but he and Queen Victoria really took the tradition of Christmas to heart and are responsible for popularising it...  
This month is all about getting the trees into the "right" shape and making sure the plantations are weed free. Hans and Paul have been out on the tractor cutting the weeds down and Kristien has been brush cutting in the plantation next to the retail area. 
This is the month for "leader reduction". A special solution is rollered on to the very top part of the Christmas Trees to stop them becoming too long. Noone likes the star at the top of their tree to be miles away from the rest of the decorations!  
See the work being done at the farm in May. They are levelling out the roads, bird sticks are going up, our trees are starting to "flush"............ 
Prince Albert is traditionally believed to have the first Christmas Tree to England in 1840 however legend suggests that it was the young Queen Charlotte..... 
April is a very busy month in the Christmas tree growing calendar. This is the month when the new trees are planted. Other jobs in April include fencing and preparation of new plantations and fertilising our established trees. 
It is believed that in 1536 Martin Luther (the religious reformer) brought the first ever Christmas Tree indoors 
March at Santa Fir is a very busy month for the boys as they are looking for new land and preparing this and some of our current plantations ready for planting. 
Storm Doris didn't last long but she certainly left her impression on Santa Fir 
Ever wondered what happens to the trees still sitting in our retail at the end of the busy Christmas Season. 
Santa Fir Christmas Tree Farm 
Guildford Road, Shamley Green, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0SQ 
Tel: 01483 271770 | Email: julie@hatrim.co.uk 
Designed and created by it'seeze