Fraser Fir Christmas Tree production was almost unheard of in the early 1960’s when Cardinal Tree Farm planted its first crop in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Ashe County. Local farmers such as my father, Paul Poe, began to experiment, growing the Fraser Fir Christmas trees in a structured manner for wholesale. After selling his first crop in 1972, he began to transition his successful Pole Bean operation into a first rate Christmas tree farm.
In 1991, after graduating from college, I joined my father in producing top quality Fraser Firs. We have continued to plant and sell more trees each year both wholesale and retail, but continue to stay family-owned and operated allowing us to focus on freshness and quality that is unsurpassed. Over the past 40 years we have supplied our customers with memories and traditions that will last a life time.
- Mitch Poe, Cardinal Tree Farm.