A Family-Owned and Operated Business

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Elk River Evergreens is a family-owned and operated Christmas tree farm located in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.  Brothers-in-law, David Ellis and Gary Edwards, planted their first crop  of 5,000 Fraser fir Christmas trees in 1975.  Today, the operation  includes over 400,000 trees growing on 12 different farms in the western North Carolina and east Tennessee area.

In 2002, Elk River Evergreens added a choose ‘n cut operation to their primarily wholesale business.  Located on an old apple orchard near the North Carolina and Tennessee state line on Highway 19-E, Orchard Farm quickly became a prime attraction for families who wanted to harvest their own Christmas tree.  In 2005, the Ellis Family Farm was opened just one mile from Orchard Farm. The Ellis Family Farm offered an expanded selection of quality Fraser fir trees available to better meet the needs of choose ‘n cut customers.

Visiting the Ellis Family Farm has become an annual tradition for families. Our family has grown just like yours, and it is a treat to see new faces every year.  When our Choose n’ Cut started, some of us were less than 10 years old helping out in our family business.  We’ve come a long way since then.  We’ve added plenty of spouses, babies, dogs, and have gone through plenty of changes since we started.  We love seeing your families change too.  Thanks for making us part of your family tradition.  We loving having you be part of ours.

With warm Christmas wishes,

(from left to right, back row ) Carter, Blake, Annie, Jesse, Katie, Johanna, Andrew, Charlie, Nick (holding Tessa), Meredith, Megan, Chris, Jane, Cassie, Chris, Caroline, (middle row) Pat, Gary, David, Kathy, (bottom row) Macie, Lucy, and Lilly.