Customers arrive on the final day of the 2021 cutting season at Millbrook Tree Farm pn Dec. 4. Staff photo by Jordan Kartholl
Customers arrive on the final day of the 2021 cutting season at Millbrook Tree Farm pn Dec. 4. Staff photo by Jordan Kartholl
YORKTOWN —There’s a reality that Millbrook Tree Farm must contend with - nature is indifferent to supply and demand, economic convenience or even an approaching holiday. 

No matter what, Christmas trees grow just 10 inches per year. 

It’s a fact that has become all the more conspicuous to owners Brent and Cara Reed in the wake of the erratic cultural and economic changes that have occurred under COVID-19.

In the past two years, the Reeds say the pandemic has brought hundreds of new customers down their serpentine, gravel driveway who arrive at the 15-acre farm with the sometimes futile hope of sawing down a natural evergreen.

“For lack of better words, this season has been fast and furious,” Brent said. “Nobody would have guessed we’d have a huge growth in business like this.” 

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