MONTAGUE TREE FARMS
Start your Christmas off
like Clark Griswold-
Cut your own Tree!
We have choose-and-cut Black Hills
Spruce and Blue Spruce available in the
fields adjacent to our office. We provide a
saw, bundling services to make your tree
easier to transport, and can drill a hole in
the tree, compatible with the "Yule Stand"
Tree Stand System.
3220 Fruitvale Rd, Montague, MI 49437 Phone (231) 894-2020 Fax (231) 894-2037
Tree Selection and Care
Pick it Fresh!!
~Give the tree a small shake. A few falling brown needles are
common, but falling green needles warn that the tree is dry.
~Gently grasp a branch and pull it toward you. Only a few
needles will drop in your hand if the tree is fresh.
~Avoid trees with stiff needles that are losing their color.
Keep it Fresh!!
~If you are not ready to put your tree up right away, keep it
in a cool and shaded area such as a garage or covered porch.
When you do put it up, cut 1/2 an inch off the end and put it
in water immediately.
~The single most important thing you can do is WATER,
WATER, WATER!!!! A fresh-cut tree may take as much as a
gallon of water on the first day, and a quart or more on the
~Display your tree in an area away form heat sources, such as
registers, radiators, and fireplaces.
A tree being drilled for the "Yule Stand"
system, pictured below