Illinois

Business thrives on a local Christmas tree farm | Main stories

DECATUR, ELIJAH. (WAND) – Black Friday is one of the busiest days of the year at Four E’s Tree Farm.

Operations manager Ken Evans says it’s an annual tradition for some people.

“Lots of people all day, which is good for us. And it’s just great weather. I helped a couple this morning. They’ve been coming to the outing for 50 years, and we’ve got people for whom it’s their first time,” – Ken said.

Four E’s Tree Farm has been a Macon County staple for 57 years and is the only Christmas tree farm left in the area. Farm President Ron Evans shared that they are grateful for the opportunity to provide this service to the community.

“We’re just proud to be able to give people a product. There were probably 13 more tree farms in Macon County 10 years ago. As far as I know, we’re the only ones left,” said Ron.

Many people use fake trees to decorate, but Evans says the traditional way is the process.

“However, for real trees, it’s the right experience. To go out as a family, pick a tree that everyone agrees on. And then put it together, you’ll have a fresh smell when it’s inside,” Ken said.

Despite the extra care that a real Christmas tree requires, owners say it’s worth it. Ron Evans also mentions that this business can be tough.

“The trees grow for about 15 years. I am proud that we can do this. It’s not easy, it’s very time-consuming,” Ron shares.

However, some of the youngest members are already branching out into the family business. Like 8-year-old Ellie, who loves helping her grandfather on the farm.

“I really like helping my grandfather. For example, I collect Christmas trees and go on truck rides with him,” Ellie said.

If you want to stop by for a tree, wreath, or even ornaments, visit their website here for more information.

Copyright 2022 year. WAND TV. All rights reserved.

https://www.wandtv.com/news/business-booms-at-local-christmas-tree-farm/article_03802350-6d11-11ed-a9c3-7f61e3eb83e7.html

Related Articles

Back to top button