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  • The Holidays 2018

    Early December and it feels like Thanksgiving was a month ago. We were out on mountain ridges, cutting high elevation Silvertip Christmas trees the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and just before the first real snows of the season arrived Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. 

    We've had fresh-cut Christmas trees delivered from five growers and wreaths, garland and greens from three others. Fresh cut Christmas trees (See Christmas Tree Choices) are in short supply throughout the west and we are happy to get what we can.  So far everything has been fresh and lush and we are of-course keeping the trees frozen and shaded.  This year we have Noble for from Oregon and Washington, Fraser fir from B.C., Normann and Grand fir from Oregon, Red fir (Silvertip) from the high Sierra (two sources).

      Our sustainably harvested wild Silvertips are beautiful trees but only the second-best. Our commercial tree harvesting permits are all about the "leave trees".  We look for the healthiest, disease, parasite free, choice trees and then we thin the trees around them. This reduces competition for resources, eliminates fuels and leaves the forest healthier and safer than when we arrived. Our other Silvertip come from a forester on the ridges of the Sierra Valley who manages a couple of sections and allows the trees to "turnip" (a branch turns up) to form a new leader.  I LOVE helping folks with Christmas trees. We've cut back on our selection of 10-12' plantation trees because @ 300+ lbs, our aging bodies just can't take it. We do have Silvertips in every size up to 20'. 

  • Christmas Trees In Truckee Tahoe

    Reports are that the Optimists Christmas Tree Lot and the Boy Scouts' Lot next to ACE are OUT of trees. This frequently happens in Truckee.  I'm told that Kings Beach and Tahoe Vista have been out for a week. Villager Nursery TRIES to have selections through the 22nd or 23rd but shortages and selection is why we encourage pre-orders of ANY of our tree types.  We can deliver and help set-up on Tuesdays and Thrusdays before Dec. 18th. (Our busiest days for Christmas Tree Sales are the 19-23rd so we're too busy IN the nursery to deliver during that time.)

    We STILL have a good supply or 4-7' Noble Fir and Silvertip and just a handful of larger silvertip and white-fir remaining.

    If you are considering a living tree, this hand-out had totals for care: Christmas_Tree_Choices_2013.pdf

    If you are interested in ordering a tree for next year, please e-mail us or call.  It is best to have ordered in by Halloween but we'll accept them now for Christmas 2016.


Contact Villager

Villager Nursery, Inc
10678 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161-4834
Central Truckee, exit 186 off I-80
(530) 587-0771

Founded 1975, Incorporated 1990

California Nursery License 1975
No. C 3976.001, Co.29CA
Contractors License 1977
No. 413907-C27 LS
ISA Certified Arborist: Eric Larusson
No. WE-7983A

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