The Ohio State University
The Ohio Christmas Tree Producers Manual will be useful to landowners who are contemplating entering the Christmas tree production and/or marketing business for the first time. It will also be useful to experienced growers who wish to improve their cultural and marketing practices. Topics covered in this bulletin include marketing and business planning; soil basics; site layout and preparation; species and cultivars; planting; weed, pest and disease control; wildlife damage and management; and shearing. Also included is an outline of business operation issues to consider, such as permits, regulations, record keeping, taxes and insurance. This 100-page book includes diagrams, illustrations and color photos.