Steve Leath and Sons is a wholesale tree farm located in Jefferson, NC specializing in Fraser Firs, Concolor Firs, Turkish Fir, Canaan Fir, and White Pine. We have been a family owned and family managed business since 1997.
We are a family owned, wholesale tree farm and we sell our trees to brokers, other wholesalers, and landscapers. Our buyers then sell our trees to retailers, lots, and homeowners. We currently own and manage 85 acres and 60,000 trees. We harvest about 7,500 trees annually Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing any of our trees.
Before transplanting our trees the fields are seeded with clover, making a thick mat across the entire field. The clover seed prohibits weed growth resulting in less pesticide use in our fields, and provides nitrogen to the trees. Starting in April - May, we begin scouting the fields to determine where and how much pesticide is needed. We spray herbicide 2 to 4 times a year and apply insecticides only when needed. During the winter we conduct soil sampling to determine how much fertilizer will be needed in each field. We fertilize twice a year starting in May, this helps us to minimize any runoff. Every year our trees are hand-sheared and shaped, transforming them in to beautiful Christmas trees for harvest. Once our trees are harvested, we replant the existing field with high quality transplants and start the process over again.