Christmas tree farmers are, after all, farmers. Which means that if you are considering getting into this line of work, you will need land to farm and trees to grow. Unless you are able con customers into chopping down and carrying away their own trees, the job of Christmas tree farmer is some pretty backbreaking labor.
It is important to note that Christmas tree farmers and employees also work with chain saws and other saws, meaning that there is a risk of serious injury. Marketing and dealing with the financial issues of running a business are also key parts of being a Christmas tree farmer. Of course, if you are an employee on a Christmas tree farm that is the boss’s problem.
Career Opportunities and Job Outlook-Good:
More than likely the demand for Christmas trees will remain steady because the practice makes such great sense. Why would we ever stop growing trees just to chop them down for no other reason than to look at them? As a Christmas tree farmer, you can be one of the cool kids.
A Day in The Life:
One of the key aspects of being a Christmas tree farmer is to make certain that you are obtaining a high enough yield per acre of land. Or, in other words, as a Christmas tree farmer, you must be sure that you are growing enough trees to make the entire endeavor profitable.
For those running a Christmas tree farm, salary depends on the number of acres and the yield per acre. So when career planning to be a Christmas Tree Farmer, make sure you have a lot of healthy land in a good area. You are also going to make far more money around Christmas time than, say, at the 4th of July. Make sure you have a plan for how you will be bringing in cash during the Spring and Summer.
Career Training and Qualifications:
A deep passionate love of trees and watching them hit the ground is needed. Other skills include being able to manage a business, and obviously an understanding of what it takes to grow a tree.