Emmerich Tree Farm
Kurt and Karen purchased the property from Kurt’s family in 2005 and built a new house just North of what is now the main Christmas Tree Field. In 2007 they cleared the back 8 acres and planted 5,000 trees, mostly spruce. The initial planting was spruce, since Kurt had good experience growing and selling this species. At the same time, we planted several thousand firs in irrigated beds, readying them for transplant to an expansion area. In 2011, we built a pavilion for our niece’s wedding and for use during the Christmas Season and we also expanded the growing space: opening up more north-facing property for firs and expanding the beds. In spring 2012 the first expansion area was planted with transplanted firs, sustained with drip irrigation. We planted the back side of our dam in 2015, and completed expansion in 2019. We now have just under 10,000 tree spaces, and approximately 12,000 spaces in our beds to develop younger trees.
In 2016 we started hosting weddings for a fee. This has diversified our farm and given us an important revenue source to help keep the farm viable. We are continually struck by how supportive our customers are, and how they “get it” that diversification is essential to sustaining agriculture.
Farm products description:
Two types of Pine, 5 types of Spruce, 6 types of Fir
Where to find our Products:
Pick your own produce:
Our outdoor ceremony location overlooks the tree farm and a view of the lower Warwick Valley. Our handcrafted arbor provides a focal point for the space which can accommodate up to 200 people. In 2011 we built a pavilion overlooking our farm with lumber milled on the property. Our custom crafted building provides a great atmosphere for your family celebration. In 2020, we expanded our firepit area to offer more room for guests to congregate in the outdoors and enjoy the celebration amongst nature. Our cedar and canvas bridal tent is a great place for the bridal party to gather before the ceremony. We provide seating and tables for your event, including a custom made bar and benches.
Types of Events hosted:
Pavilion 40′ x 30′ (Indoor/Outdoor), Bluestone Patio w/ Party Tent 60′ x 30′ (With/Without Sides)
Pavilion 40′ x 30′ (Indoor/Outdoor) Bluestone Patio w/ Party Tent 60′ x 30′ (With/Without Sides)
Children under 12 are welcome
Special Events & Experiences:
Open to the Public, Pick-Your-Own, Weddings and Private Events