copyright the Chronicle December 2, 2015
by Elizabeth Trail
By most accounts, this is shaping up to be a banner year for people in the Christmas tree business.
“Fantastic,” was the one word description from Richard Labrecque of Barton, who buys trees wholesale in Canada and sells them to retailers in New York and southern New England. Mr. Labrecque has hauled about 5,000 trees this year.
“The best Black Friday ever,” said Bill Asack of Asack and Son, a choose-and-cut tree farm in Barton.
For people in the Christmas tree business, this is the make or break season. But the three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are just a small part of the work involved.
“It’s almost year-round — one thing after another from April ’til Christmas,” said Sue Tester, who helps her husband, Bill, at Tester’s Star Farm in West Glover. “And November is flat out.”
The year begins even earlier for Bill and Andy Asack. The biggest part of their… To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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