The Business of Growing Christmas Trees [July workshop]


South Farm
575 Profile Road
Bethlehem, NH 03574
United States

Shearing, Basal Pruning, Mowing, Insect & Disease Monitoring

Join long-time Christmas tree grower Nigel Manley for a session on shearing and basal pruning, mowing, and monitoring for insect and disease issues. An expert on Christmas tree pests and diseases will also be on hand to answer questions, along with Jim Frohn, UNH Cooperative Extension Forester for Grafton County.

This is the first in a series of learning sessions on The Business of Growing Christmas Trees – From Site Selection to Sales. Other sessions being planned include the following (final dates will be announced soon):

  • November – Harvesting, Marketing & Sales, Replanting
  • January or February 2025 – Business management for Christmas Tree Growers
  • April 2025 – Site selection and soil testing, site preparation, planting, weed control, fertilizing

Attendees are welcome to participate in any or all of the four workshops offered in this series. While each workshop stands alone, they are designed to be most effective when attended in their entirety.

Registration for this first workshop is due July 25.  There is a $30 per person registration fee for this event.*  

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*A fee is charged for this Extension program to cover costs. A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals unable to pay.

If you need an accommodation to participate in our programming, please contact Jim Frohn,, 603-787-6944 prior to the event. Given ample time, we will make any reasonable effort to meet your needs, including language access services if requested, which will be provided free of charge.

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Christmas Tree Farm