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Setting up a Christmas Tree Lot

By Shatley Farms on May 15, 2023

Setting up a Christmas Tree Lot

Setting up a Christmas tree lot can be a great way to spread holiday cheer and earn some extra income. However, it also requires careful planning and preparation to ensure a successful and enjoyable shopping experience for your customers. In this blog post, we'll outline seven essential steps for setting up your first Christmas tree lot, from market research and location scouting to tree displays, staffing, and end-of-season recycling.

Christmas Tree Lot Market Research

1) Do market research in your area

You will need to determine demand, pricing, popular sizes, species, permit requirements, availability of shade, payment collection, and tree security.

Deciding on the Right Location for Your Christmas Tree Lot

2) Tree lot location

Find a location with good visibility, ample parking, temporary electrical service or generator, permits, festive decorations, and signage.

Tree Displays and Props

3) Tree Displays

Set up tree displays, cutting and baling areas, and determine pricing.

Recommended Supplies for Tree Lot

4) Recommend Supplies

Stock up on recommended supplies such as baler and netting, chainsaw, protective gear, twine, and first aid kit.

Hiring Staff for Christmas Tree Lot

5) Staffing

Hire enough staff for a pleasant shopping experience.

Related Sales Items such as Wreaths & Garland

6) Related sales items

Offer related sales items such as wreaths, garland, stands, lights, and decorations.

End of Season Recycling

7) End of season

Recycle unsold trees and offer customers local recycling center options.


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