TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher will visit this year’s Grand Champion Christmas tree farm Monday to cut down a Christmas tree in an annual event that heralds the start of the choose-and-cut Christmas tree-selling season in New Jersey.
A Douglas Fir from Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm in Chesterfield in Burlington County won the annual contest held by the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers’ Association for the best Christmas tree in the state.
Spruce Goose planted its first trees in the spring of 1987 and sold its first tree in 1993. The farm is open daily through Dec. 23 and offers hayrides, tree shaking, a Christmas Shop and pre-cut Fraser Fir trees. Spruce Goose is a family business owned and operated by John and Karyn Benton and offers eight different species of trees in all sizes on its 10-acre farm.
The tree-cutting event will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Spruce Goose Christmas Tree Farm, 194 Bordentown Georgetown Road, Chesterfield, NJ 08515.
— New Jersey Department of Agriculture