We offer the freshest native species Christmas Wreaths and Specialty Evergreens in the Pacific Northwest. The Alpine Farms name has been synonymous with family business here in our neck of the woods for almost 20 years. It began with the Reid family and their over 65 years of experience with growing and distributing high quality Christmas trees, and later adding wreaths and specialty evergreens. The company Alpine Farms came to life to provide for more specialized services such as Fundraising Programs and Corporate Gifting.
In October 2017 the Reid family retired to enjoy the next stage of life and decided to hand over the reins to Mindy FitzGerald and Megan Puga. This mother-daughter team has experience in family owned business know how, philanthropic mind set and heart for caring for others. We now have new leadership that continues with the same great quality of product and services that our customers have come to know and love; along with fresh energy to expand the Alpine Farms name and product lines. We are keeping the Alpine Farms name and tradition of caring for the community as well as the environment.
We strive to produce only the highest quality wreaths and specialty evergreen products. Our family and knowledgeable staff are committed to helping you manage your fundraising and gift giving goals with our personal service and care.
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Levels of service include:
Wholesale Christmas Wreaths and garlands to retailers, nurseries, and fundraising groups.
Comprehensive Wreath Fundraiser program
Retail gift giving through our online store at www.alpinefarms.com
Alpine Farms is a proud member of many trade organizations, including the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association (PNWCTA) and the Washington State Farm Bureau.
We encourage you to contact us with any questions or requests for information that you may have.
Sustainable Harvest Practices
At Alpine Farms we earn our living just as a farmer would, by harvesting plant material from the land, so sustainable harvesting practices are very important to us. We appreciate and respect the bounty of the earth. The jobs we generate help sustain our economy, and our products enable repeated traditions that build healthy and happy families.
Wreath Bough Harvest:
- Boughs are harvested by “tipping”, or pruning mature trees, no trees are cut down in the harvesting process.
- The pruning process improves overall forest health by encouraging further growth, and increasing airflow and sun light access.
- Our Noble fir boughs are harvested high in the Cascade Mountains near the foothills of Mount Rainier. We also harvest Noble boughs from overgrown Christmas tree plantations once the snow load prevents mountain access.
- The other bough materials are harvested throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho in the same sustainable manor.
Christmas Tree Harvest:
- Christmas Trees are a farmed crop, just like corn or pumpkins, they are planted with the intent of being cut down. The average 7 ½ year cycle builds in some sustainability.
- New trees are planted each year to replace the inventory that will be harvested.
- Often, land is utilized that cannot be used for growing other food crops, like under power lines, and the soil is rebuilt at the end of the rotation.
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policies are utilized. This environmentally sensitive approach “is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.” For instance, we do not use a pesticide unless the infestation is severe enough to significantly damage the crop. Not only are we trying to keep the beneficial insects, but also not spend unnecessary chemical and application costs
- Growing trees provide needed carbon exchange, and once cut can be recycled into mulch for landscaping, playgrounds, hiking trails, etc. They can also be used to prevent erosion on shorelines and provide habitat for fish and wildlife.
- We are a proud member of the Earth911 Treecycle program, which promotes Christmas Tree recycling. To learn more or find a recycler near you visit their site. https://earth911.com/