We Love Shippping Christmas Trees
More than 40 million Christmas trees are planted each year in the United States and FreightCenter helps ship a large portion from tree farms around the country to where trees are sold. Christmas trees mainly grown on farms in northern states. Farm growers make up over 98% of all trees sold. Trees have been sold in the US for over 150 years. Over 80% of all trees are sold pre-cut and wrapped to take home. In the US alone, there are over 15,000 Christmas tree farms and over 24 million trees are sold annually. Every state grows Christmas trees and harvests them for sale. There are five varieties of Christmas trees shipped in the states:
- Concolor Fir
- Fraser Fir
- Canaan Fir
- Balsam Fir
- Douglas Fir
- Grand Fir
- Noble Fir
- White Pine
- Virginia Pine
- Scotch Pine
- White Spruce
- Norway Spruce
- Colorado Blue Spruce
- Arizona Cypress
- Leyland Cypress
- Eastern Redcedar
The Best Way to Ship Christmas Trees
There are seven top producing Christmas tree states in the US. They are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington, New York and Virginia. Shipping Christmas trees from farms to commercial locations is easy. We will save you time and money using our freight services.
When it comes to Christmas tree shipping, here are a few best practices:
- Flatbed trucks should be avoided. Without proper enclosed protection, the trees are left vulnerable to wind, debris, and inclement weather.
- Trees are best moved by dry van, or a refrigerated truck. Because the trees were grown in cold weather, they are prone to overheating and drying out in an enclosed space without any circulation.
- Shipments with three or more pickups and/or deliveries scheduled should be avoided. It’s crucial to get the trees in water as soon as they’re delivered. The more pickups and deliveries, the longer the trees go without water. By choosing truckload service, your freight agent will find a dedicated truck to pick up and quickly transport the trees.
FreightCenter handles Christmas tree shipping through our Truckload divsion. Get a truckload quote online and select dry van service.
FreightCenter is a leader in customer satisfaction because we back up our technology with the able assistance of real live shipping experts who are here to help you. Need help booking your Christmas tree shipment? Questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked your shipment? Our shipping experts are available to answer your questions. Save time, save money, and enjoy peace of mind. Get your free quote now or give us a call at 800.716.7608.