Tree farm owners

Why we're so dang happy

The first trees were planted on Hollow Creek Tree Farm in 1976 by my Dad & founder, the late JW McCartha. Dad began selling a few pre-cut Cedars & White Pines in 1978 and the first choose & cut trees in 1980. Today, my family & I proudly embrace stewardship of the farm.

Growing Christmas trees is a labor of love. We are lucky to be working the seasons outdoors, with our hands, and seeing it all culminate with happy people picking out their family Christmas tree. It is a mostly low stress endeavor and, unlike the majority of other businesses, customers are always in a good mood! It is indeed a joyful business, and we know we are fortunate to be in it.

-Mike McCartha, Owner

Why we're so dang happy

The first trees were planted on Hollow Creek Tree Farm in 1976 by my Dad & founder, the late JW McCartha. Dad began selling a few pre-cut Cedars & White Pines in 1978 and the first choose & cut trees in 1980. Today, my family & I proudly embrace stewardship of the farm.

Growing Christmas trees is a labor of love. We are lucky to be working the seasons outdoors, with our hands, and seeing it all culminate with happy people picking out their family Christmas tree. It is a mostly low stress endeavor and, unlike the majority of other businesses, customers are always in a good mood! It is indeed a joyful business, and we know we are fortunate to be in it.

-Mike McCartha, Owner

Tree farm owners

Tree Wranglers

One of the best things about this career is working with the “young guns” that pass through every year. My wife, Lisa, describes it as a sort of boot camp; it’s short term, fast-paced, and they’re asked to work hard from the get-go. The camaraderie is palpable and I’m blessed to always have a front row seat as they cut, bale, lift, shake, drill, hammer, carry, load… all with a smile on their faces and the customers’ needs on their minds.

I do get compliments on the trees, but I get waaaaay more compliments on the conscientious service these energetic young’uns provide.

If you ever hear someone say today’s young generation is lazy with no work ethic, or if you tend to believe it yourself, stop by one busy¬†weekend and watch. I think you’ll be impressed.

-Mike McCartha, Owner

Hollow Creek Tree Farm "Tree Wranglers"

Our Mission:

  • to grow healthy, vigorous trees using environmentally responsible techniques

  • to be on the cutting edge of innovation in our industry

  • to facilitate a pleasant holiday experience for our valued customers that will hopefully become part of their holiday tradition