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About

The Christmas Ranch Tree Farms Experience

Christmas Ranch Tree Farms was started in 1971 by Don and Marilyn Cameron on two acres of land in Simi Valley leased from Southern California Edison underneath their transmission lines. Our first selling season was December 1974. A ten acre parcel of transmission land was added in Thousand Oaks in 1972 and has now been expanded to about 15 acres. Our first selling season there was December 1978.

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Our Mission

The highest priority for us is to provide our customers with fresh beautiful Christmas trees.

About Us

Don & Marilyn Cameron
Founders
1971-2015 (retired)
Jeffery Ruggieri
Owner
2016-current

Christmas Ranch Tree Farms was started in 1971 by Don and Marilyn Cameron on two acres of land in Simi Valley leased from Southern California Edison underneath their transmission lines. Our first selling season was December 1974. A ten acre parcel of transmission land was added in Thousand Oaks in 1972 and has now been expanded to about 15 acres. Our first selling season there was December 1978.

Christmas tree farming is a year-round job. We start planting the fields as soon as the sales season is over and will continue nursing the seedlings until they are healthy full-grown trees. We grow most of our own seedlings from seeds and cuttings. The seeds are planted in supercells, in potting soil, and kept in our nursery, where they are watered twice a day.

When the seedlings are 8-12 inches tall (about 9 months) they are ready to plant in the field and will require continuous attention and monitoring. After planting, the seedlings require weekly watering (we use a drip irrigation system), mulch, covering, light fertilizing, shearing, and leader control every two months, side-shearing two to three times a year, and careful year-round health monitoring... all to get that perfect Christmas tree!

During the early years of Christmas Ranch Tree Farms, Don was a high school science teacher at Simi Valley High School and they would hire students and friend's teenagers during the sales season to help with replanting after Christmas. They also hired students from other high schools in the area.

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We are a full-service tree farm that offers a large selection of Choose & Cut Monterey Pines, Aleppo Pines, and Leyland Cypress in all sizes, plus a nice selection of precut Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Grand Fir, Fraser Fir, and Nordman Firs — fifteen different species available, all offered at reasonable prices.

Our fresh-cut trees are all stored and displayed in water with shade protection. Selecting and decorating a fresh Christmas tree is a family activity that all can share.

Buy a fresh tree on a family outing to our farm and enjoy it throughout the holiday season until New Year’s Day. Your tree will continue to give joy and pleasure well after all the Christmas gifts are opened.

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Our Hours

1586 Pederson Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA. 
Open : 7 days a week

Mon - Fri 12pm - 7pm

Sat & Sun 9am - 7pm

 

3800 Cochran St., Simi Valley, CA.

Open: Weekends Only

Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm

Tel: (805)624-0031
Email: christmasranchtrees@gmail.com

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