Christmas Tree Business Man Headed Back Home

If you haven't picked your Christmas Tree out yet this year time is winding down especially since some sellers are packing up early.

Mountain Boy Trees shutdown operations Thursday around 5PM in Greenville two days before planned.

That's because a big storm is moving into Avery County where the company is based and employees want to make sure they're home for Christmas.

But weather's not the only reason Mountain Boy is calling it quits this year.

Owners told WITN sales were down 30 percent last year and another 5 percent this year.

Mountain Boy Trees says they still made a profit and plan on coming back next year they've set up shop in Greenville for the past 35 years and call their operation a tradition.


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  • by First Tree on Dec 18, 2009 at 07:09 AM
    I love Mountain Boy Trees!! They are all so friendly. And they had very reasonable prices! This was mine and my boyfriends first year buy a tree and we drove all over town looking for one. Mountain Boy Trees was the BEST!!
  • by Live tree lover Location: greenville on Dec 18, 2009 at 05:17 AM
    I LOVE purchasing my tree from Mountain Boy Trees! They have the best selection, and every year, I have found the PERFECT tree. There is nothing like the smell of a fresh christmas tree when you walk into the house after a long day of work.
  • by J Location: greenville on Dec 18, 2009 at 04:37 AM
    not to mention that fake trees are less 'eco-friendly' because of the manufacturing process, they have to be shipped in from china, take income away from our own North Carolinians, and are not recyclable...
  • by To Momof3 Location: Greenville on Dec 18, 2009 at 03:58 AM
    Yeh, unfortunately Greenville is lagging behind other fast growing more populous less crime ridden cities...
  • by Ted Location: Grimesland on Dec 17, 2009 at 07:30 PM
    Bah! as long as there is a Foodlion open we've got Christmas Trees!
  • by Chris Location: greenville on Dec 17, 2009 at 06:46 PM
    Yes, brian , I am a member of PETA(People Eating Tasty Animals). I just like to breathe clean air while eating, and I feel live Christmas trees are a waste.
  • by Brian on Dec 17, 2009 at 05:19 PM
    Chris, actually the trees sold are from tree "farms", grown mainly for Christmas sales. With your logic I guess you are with PETA and don't believe in farming either???
  • by Momof3 Location: Greenville on Dec 17, 2009 at 05:15 PM
    My family recently moved to Greenville, and were disappointed that there were no "living" trees that we could find here. We used to buy ones that were dug up and bagged so that after the holiday it could be replanted. I wonder if this is non-existent here?
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Dec 17, 2009 at 05:05 PM
    Much rather have all those real Christmas trees still growing and taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Killing all those trees, to decorate for a month is sooooo not eco-friendly.
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