Meet the Horton Family
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HOW WE GREW
Today we estimate that over 1 million visitors have shared our programs. Meantime the family also grew. The three brothers, Hal, Bert & Brian all dedicated themselves to professional tree farming, and live on the various farms with their wives and children - all involved in planting more trees. From the day we plant our seedling until it becomes a Christmas Tree, it takes 10 years, so we are "in it" for the long run.
In 2003 we opened our newest family farm on Kennedy Road - just two miles north of our Original Home farm. This 40-acre parcel has been farmed continuously for 140 years - first by the Lehman and then Cleland families and we are proud to carry on the tradition. In 1975 we participated in Scotch Pine planting on the sand dunes of this property and are now delighted to see that many still survive. We have extended the plantings to cover the entire acreage with a wide variety of species. In the process of restoring the ancient barn we have discovered many century-old, hand-made tools which we will develop into a pioneer museum.
Our customers tell us that what they enjoy the most about their visits is the warm welcome they receive from the many Horton family members and friends who assist us throughout the year. Remember, if you did not cut your tree, we would be unable to plant two more in its place, so we look forward to seeing you this year and for many years to come.
-- The Hortons
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|Two of the grand children.||Hal Horton.||Brian Horton.||Bert Horton.||Family at work.|
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