Christmas loses top billing at forest

first_img [email protected] (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We know that people look forward to the experience of coming out and chopping down their own trees, and we don’t want to do away with that,” Schuurs said. Some of the trees also were damaged when a cell phone tower was built on part of the property, and that contributed to the decision to scale back the tree-growing effort, Schuurs said. The tree farm covers 6acres, and 3acres will continue to be used for Christmas trees. Other plants and backyard trees will be grown on the remaining 3acres, Schuurs said. The nursery operation will be closed to the public, but the plants grown there will be sold at Sunset Nursery a few blocks away from the tree farm. “We have no intention of closing Frosty’s Forest,” she said. SANTA CLARITA – Frosty’s Forest Christmas Tree Farm will be offering a tad fewer trees and a lot more plants as the owner converts half the farm to a nursery operation. Owners said the move comes because the California Monterey pines the tree farm has sold for years are becoming less popular. Nowadays, families want their Christmas trees to be Douglas fir or noble fir instead, and those are imported from Oregon and Washington. The tree farm had 20,000 trees last year but sold fewer than 500, said Barbara Schuurs, business manager at Sunset Nursery, which has the same owner as the tree farm. last_img read more