Christmas tree farm sold

The Kirkpatricks have sold their Christmas tree farm and retired.

  • Dec. 4, 2014 7:00 p.m.

For the first time in 32 years, Gerry and Connie Kirkpatrick have nothing to do this Christmas.

The Kirkpatricks have sold their Christmas tree farm and retired.

“It’s different,” Gerry Kirkpatrick said. “It’s OK. I don’t know how to express it in words. I was always so busy and nothing now.

“We’re doing things we’ve never been able to do before, like the light-ups and Christmas things.”

For the buyer, Olive O’Dwyer of Port Alberni, the tree farm is a new endeavour. She has spent nearly a year working alongside the Kirkpatricks, learning the ropes of the tree farm business, but Kirkpatrick said she has been running the business with little help from him for a while now.

Tara Christmas Trees is located on Airport Road, before you get to the airport, and includes a u-cut section. The u-cut tree lot is open Wednesday to Sunday until Dec. 21.

O’Dwyer is also supplying fresh cut trees to Canadian Tire.

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