Archive » November 30, 2007
By Irene Jones, Staff Writer
Open and ready for its seasonal business
Celebrating 28 years of business, Agin Family Christmas Trees is enjoying brisk sales, according to Wade Agin, resident associate.
The seasonal business opened over Thanksgiving weekend, and within an hour had sold its first tree.
“We sell out every year,” Wade insisted. “This year the trees came in with snow on them – they all are freshly cut and beautiful.”
Beginning in Los Olivos on a grocery center parking lot, the family business – brothers Bill and Dan Agin, and now Bill’s son, Wade – has been at the corner lot on Edison and Numancia streets in Santa Ynez for the past 25 years. Every season they bring in more than 1000 freshly cut trees from Sunrise Tree Farms in Corvallis, Ore.
“We haul them in an enclosed truck and they arrive the day after they are cut,” Wade explained. “When we open that truck, the smell of pine is everywhere.”
Trees available range from table toppers to 13-foot-high specially pruned firs. Some are even special orders, and they also can flock any tree – “any color,” said Kriss Agin, Wade’s mother.
Customers can select from Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Nordman, Grand Fir and Frazier varieties. More than 800 trees are now on the lot and another 200 are expected to arrive next week.