Picking out a Christmas tree is family experience at Feisley Tree Farm


 For most families, the days after Thanksgiving mean decorating for the holidays and putting up the Christmas tree, and bringing families together is what Feisley Tree Farms has been striving for for decades. 

The Jacob family of St. Clairsville comes to Feisley Tree Farms every year, looking for the perfect Fraser Fir to decorate for Christmas. In fact, they have been coming for the past 10 years to choose and cut down their tree as a family.

“We look forward to it. We always come the Sunday after Thanksgiving ever year and pick out our trees and go home and decorate,” said Nikki Jacob.

In a world where most things seem commercialized, Feisley Tree Farm offers the old-fashioned Christmas experience. They encourage families to come together and check out the hundreds of trees on the farm and make the choosing of the tree something special they can remember for a lifetime.

“We like to think that we’re a little bit of old world Christmas here at Feisley Tree Farms. We don’t want it to feel commercialized. We want it to feel like it’s a family place, and we want our families to come, stay as long as they like, enjoy the day,” said co-owner and operator Theresa Feisley.

There are several different kinds of trees to choose from–from Scotch Pine to Blue Spruce–but the owners say the Fraser Fir is the most popular choice for a Christmas tree because of its dense branches and needle retention. Most of all, they say customers are looking for something fresh and real.

“What I have noticed is that the young generation coming up that have families are not interested in anything artificial. They are interested in a green product, and there isn’t anything more green than a Christmas tree,” said Theresa Feisley.

Caring for a live Christmas tree is easier than you think. They are just like any other plant and need watering to stay green. 

If you would like to go pick out a Christmas tree of your own, Feisley Tree Farm is open seven days a week. You can find more information at FeisleyTrees.com.

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