Country Pines Tree FarmWe are members of the Iowa Christmas Tree Growers Association. We have been members since our first year of planting in 1990. We have 5 acres of Christmas trees planted on our acreage. Planting of the 8"-12" seedlings begins as soon as the frost is out. We use a gas powered auger to dig the holes and then hand plant each seedling. We plant about 500 each spring.We plant seedlings in a seed bed to acclimate them to our soil and to give them extra care to get them started growing. We mainly have Black Hills Spruce and Fraser Fir trees in the seed bed but also some scotch pines. Fir and spruce trees take 3-4 years longer to grow to the height we sell for Christmas Trees.These are friends who volunteer to help during the tree selling season. We work great together but we also play very well together. They all hope their day is not the one it snows or rains!!! Don't we all!!!Jan helps lots behind the scene just anywhere we need her. She sets up the gift table, sells and cleans up the messes we create and also keeps us laughing and well fed. We truly need our family and friends to make this business happen.