problems have persisted over the last few years.
Incidents with pets.
Solution: Pets will no longer be
allowed on the farm. Problem 2:
Each year more and more people are trying to get their trees on
Thanksgiving weekend. It is creating
safety hazards on the roads around tree farms and creating lengthy lines on the farms. Moose Apple has decided to
remedy this by changing from a Choose & Cut farm to a Pre-Tag & Cut
Moose Apple will be open weekends from Oct 2 through
Sunday Nov 14 for anyone that wishes to cut a tree from the
farm to come and pre-tag their tree.
After Nov 14 the fields will be closed except for people cutting their
pre-tagged trees. For the 2021 season we
are also implementing a non-refundable $20 ($21.06 with tax) deposit for each
We are going to limit
how many pre-tagged trees can be cut each day.
This should address the traffic congestion and long lines that have
occurred on Thanksgiving weekend. Part
of the pre-tagging process will be selecting the day you plan to return and cut
your tree. The limit will be 250 per
day. Once the appointments for a day
are full, you will have to select any of the other days.
We will have a nice selection of Fraser Firs from North Carolina for anyone that comes to the farm after
Nov 20 and did not pre-tag a tree.
for moving to a Pre-Tag & Cut Farm:
Safety on the roads around farm, in parking
Reduce wait times for check-in, tree processing,
paying, and loading.
Trying to create a more pleasant experience by
Some people did not really want their tree on
Thanksgiving weekend and only came then because they did not want to miss out
and not have a tree. The new procedure
will allow them to schedule an appointment closer to Christmas and feel
comfortable the tree will still be available because the fields will be closed
to other customers that have not pre-tagged.
Two of the more beautiful trees on the farm are
the Norway Spruce and the Blue Ice. Both
have poorer needle retention and should be cut starting the second weekend in
December. The new procedure will allow
them to get their trees at a more appropriate time.