Every family business begins with a dream. Country Pines started with the dream of Allan Wehrman, our head tree wrangler, in 1975. Allan's dream of expanding the family farming from corn and soy beans to include Scotch Christmas trees and White Pine Christmas trees was met with some resistance. How do you expand a business that will take 8-10 years before it opens to the public?
All doubts aside, the first several thousand trees were planted in the spring of 1975. The next nine years were spent hand grooming and pruning, fertilizing and manicuring the pristine 11 acres and adding a big red barn. In 1984, Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm opened its doors to the public. What a memorable year!
Numerous improvements have been made over the years at Country Pines in Wright City, MO. Some of the highlights were in 2002 when Country Pines expanded the big red barn and enclosed a 1600 sq. foot heated gift shop, where our staff is here to help with Christmas tree decorating tips, if needed. In 2006 we added sidewalks and landscaping to the barn entrance and we are already planning more improvements for our future here at Country Pines!