Greg Sexton loves to tell the story of how his family first got involved in the Christmas tree business. The tale goes that his grandfather took notice of people cutting down wild trees in Ashe County, North Carolina for use at Christmastime. It gave him an idea. He approached a local agriculture extension agent and asked what he thought about producing Fraser Firs, a tree variety that thrives in the Carolina mountains. The agent casually replied “well, there might be a future in it. Maybe plant an acre and see how it goes.” Little did he know that Sexton’s grandfather had already planted 80.
“It’s kind of in our blood, I guess,” Sexton said.
Sexton also loves that their trees go on to be part of important memories for other families. That’s why they put so much time, effort and passion into growing quality Christmas trees.
And it’s that passion and quality that’s kept Lowe’s coming back to work with Sexton Farms for 25 years. Through their work with Lowe’s, more families can experience the joy that comes with having a real Christmas tree – and for Sexton and his family, that’s really what it’s all about.