U of M Forestry Club's annual Holiday Tree Sale to open Friday
November 27, 2013
Media note: Watch Forestry Club members harvest trees in a video at http://z.umn.edu/i1d
What: Holiday Tree Sale
When: Noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013
Where: Les Bolstad Golf Course parking lot on Larpenteur Avenue north of the St. Paul campus
The University of Minnesota Forestry Club’s annual Holiday Tree Sale opens at noon Friday, Nov. 29th in the Les Bolstad Golf Course parking lot just off of Larpenteur Avenue. The tree lot is open from noon to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends until they are sold out.
Whether people are looking for a 3-to-5-foot spruce on up to a 10-to-11-foot Fraser Fir, the Forestry Club has it. They will also be selling Scotch pines, White pines, Balsam Firs, garland, wreaths and maple syrup.
The Holiday Tree Sale is the Forestry Club’s biggest event and largest fundraiser of the year. The club typically sells more than 1,000 trees and garnering about a $10,000 profit. Money raised goes to scholarships for club members and also pays for club events, says Lauren Stufft, president of the club.
While the club stocks trees from several suppliers, club members harvest many of the trees themselves throughout November at farms owned by retired College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences faculty member Carl Vogt.