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From Shelbyville to Frankfort in eight years

It’s taken eight years, but the hard work has finally paid off at Shelby Christmas Tree Farm & Nursery.

In 2008, Vivek Sarin and Ron Stella formed a partnership. Sarin owned a 4-acre field in Shelbyville but had no agricultural experience. Stella had farming experience but no land to put it to use. 

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ForestsJennifer Elwell
How to Grow a Christmas Tree

It starts with a pinecone. Like any other seed, pine seeds must be pollinated and allowed to germinate before the possibility of growth can occur. External conditions, such as soil quality and weather must also be right for a new tree to take root. That process is surprisingly lengthy, sometimes taking a year or more.

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ForestsJennifer Elwell