Hidden Pond’s own Emma Nicholson has a special place in her heart for “tiny trees” – just for kids! For the first time this year, Tiny Trees are available at the farm so younger family members can finally have a Christmas Tree for their very own.
The inspiration for the new offering came from a family tradition, as each Christmas, Emma was allowed to select her own tiny tree for her room, decorating it with a style all her own.
After winning the First Place Prize in the 2016 New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association’s Tabletop Division, family farmer Emma wanted other kids to enjoy “Tiny Trees”, too. So after asking dad, Chris, if Hidden Pond could create a new offering of Tiny Trees, it was a go!
If you’d like to add a Tiny Tree to your home – just for kids – be sure to ask when you come out to the farm!
If adding a Tiny Tree to your child’s room, be sure to keep it well watered, and place it away from the bedroom door and any heat source.
PS – We’re pleased to share Emma’s winning idea as featured in Gardener News below – just mouseover the link to read the PDF of the article:HP Chris and Emma Nicholson Article Gardner News Dec 2016
Hidden Pond is proud to help support New Jersey military families with free Christmas Trees. Each year, as part of a joint program between the The New Jersey Department of Agriculture and the New Jersey National Guard, service members receive Christmas Trees donated by members of The New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association.
During the annual Christmas Trees for New Jersey Military Families event at the Joint Military and Family Assistance Center, Bordentown, N.J., Nov. 30, 2016. New Jersey Christmas tree growers donated 100 trees, which were distributed to New Jersey National Guard Soldiers and Airmen at the Center, as well as at three armories across the state.
Military families often struggle to balance time away from home and family while defending our country, especially at Christmas. Their gift to our nation often comes with great sacrifice, and we want to make sure that their gifts to our nation do not go unrecognized. Our Christmas Trees are our way of saying thank you for your service.
Pets are welcome here at the farm (we’re dog-lovers, too!) as long as visitors follow our simple, pet-friendly policy that keeps everyone healthy and happy:
- Your pet must be LEASHED at all times
- You must bring YOUR OWN bags for cleaning up “deposits”
- You must IMMEDIATELY clean up after your pet
We want everyone to enjoy our family farm, and keep this special place a clean and safe environment for all!
PS – Be sure to take some Christmas pix of your pup & share it on our page!
Christmas Greetings from Hidden Pond Tree Farm!
Come on out to the farm and cut your own Spruce – up to 6 1/2 feet tall OR choose one of our beautiful pre-cut Fraser Firs, fresh from our Pennsylvania farm – up to 13 feet tall!
But the very best answer is the Christmas Tree that makes you say – THAT ONE is my my perfect Christmas Tree!
Don’t’ forget to breathe deeply while you’re here, and take in the fresh scent of evergreen, sip some hot chocolate or roast some marshmallows by the fire!
We like to think that finding your Christmas Tree here at Hidden Pond is more than just buying a tree – it’s about creating Christmas memories that last a lifetime.
We’re proud to announce that Hidden Pond Tree Farm’s own Emma Nicholson earned the top spot in the 2016 New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association Annual Contest, placing first in the table top division for growing the award-winning Meyer Spruce. The NJCTA’s contest is open to both children and adults, with Emma edging out some of the most experienced growers.
As a winning team, Emma and dad, Chris Nicholson, took second place in the Spruce Division. Growing up on the family farm has helped Emma learn what it takes to plant and nurture Christmas trees to their full potential, instilling the time-honored values of traditional of family farming.
She’s inspired a whole new category of “tiny trees” for the 2016 season, so look for our special row of tagged trees offered this year – just for kids!