About Shire Tree Farm
A “greener” sort of green
Being “green” is nothing new at Shire Tree Farm. From our beginning over 25 years ago we have been committed to being responsible stewards of the land and good neighbors to our community. We use NO pesticides in the production of our trees or greens. How many other growers can make that claim? In addition, we use renewable energy for our electricity and heating needs.
Shire Tree Farm provides valuable wildlife habitat and is home to Whitetail deer, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, rabbits, groundhogs, squirrels, hawks, turkeys, ducks, geese and numerous songbirds. Our tree field helps filter the water that makes its way into the north branch of the Pawtuxet River, state-designated trout waters.
We are proud to be a part of the local community. We support the annual Hope 4th of July fireworks display, and have sponsored the Scituate High School music program, and local 4-H groups and libraries.
We care for our trees on average for 8 to 10 years before they are harvested and sold. The young trees we transplant into the field each year are typically 5 years old. That makes the age of a 7’-8’ tall tree 13 years when it is harvested! During this time each tree is trimmed every year to get that perfect shape. Fertilizer is applied as needed, the fields are kept mowed, and adequate water is provided.
Each acre of Christmas trees provides the oxygen needed by 18 people for a year. In this age of climate change, greenhouse gases, and carbon footprints, it is reassuring to know you really have made the “environmentally friendly” choice when choosing a real tree from Shire Tree Farm.