Jeff and I drove out to Schmuckal Tree Farm this past week to pick-up a BIG tree for “The Great Hall” at Cherry Republic (yes we deliver locally).  They are one of the larger growers in the area of Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir and Concolor Fir Trees.  Their farm is located between Traverse City and Kingsley, off M-37.  This is the farm that supplies Northwoods Hardware with Christmas Trees.  They also sell their trees to other distributors.  It’s quite a family operation.

Acre after acre of beautiful fir greeted us.

This is a family run farm and Jeff  got the grand tour with “Mr. Schmuckal.”  What a nice man.  Small world, turns out we both know the former mayor of Grand Rapids, George Heartwell!  He used to hunt with him and we know him from our days in Grand Rapids.


Trees are arriving Tuesday, November 21, greens and wreaths will be at the hardware store Wednesday and pointsettia’s arrive next week.  ‘Tis the season!!  Happy Thanksgiving and start to the holiday everyone!!


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