most of us, October is a bit early to be getting into the holiday
spirit. But, for one local business, no matter the month, the
holidays are always top of mind.
not exactly elves, nor are they really Santa's helpers. But, without
them Christmas wouldn't be the same.
the season to be jolly and we're certainly more jolly than what I can
just about stand," joked Richard Detlor.
the owner of Detlor's Tree Farm in Plainfield. A place where it's
Christmas 364 days a year.
doesn't count the day we're opening presents," said Detlor.
now while most everyone is thinking pumpkins. They're thinking about
a place for all the presents.
stores want them earlier and earlier every year," he said.
what does it take to get the tree from the lot to your living room?
It starts with a chainsaw.
tree is cut down at the stump, and then each tree is sent through a
baler, then they're hauled up in the yard and put in the shade and
ready for delivery," explained Detlor.
the next four weeks, 30,000 Christmas trees here will go through that
send our trees all over, South
Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois," listed Detlor. "Florida,
Alabama, even Texas. We have to get a quality product, to the market,
means sometimes it's hard to find time for anything else.
doesn't exist in this house," laughed Detlor's wife from the
it may be too early to say, "Merry Christmas." They'll stick to
Tree Farm is open to the public to purchase Christmas trees or cut
your own. The Detlor's say that begins the week after Thanksgiving.
1908 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI 54403
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