Hi, and welcome to Sand Country Christmas Trees' website!
Thanks for your interest in our trees. My name is John Donelson….. Jan and I started Sand Country 28 years ago. Our son Justin has joined us and runs the daily operations with lots of help from our full and part-time employees!
We grow and wholesale the highest quality trees in the Midwest.
We go to extraordinary measures to grow trees to their best possible structure and density. Quality is primal with us and cost is secondary, thus our costs of production are higher and our pricing reflects this burden.
However, you WILL see the difference in the trees…..and what's even more important than the overall quality of the field of trees, is what the grade (price) is that I assign to them…..the only trees YOU care about ….are the ones you GET from me…and I personally tag about ½ of the trees we sell, the other ½ is tagged with Jan's help and two retired friends who work on the farm with us.
How a Grower tags is the biggest factor in what you get to work with. So, you must determine what the various "grades" mean to each grower and COMPARE GRADING first and pricing will follow that. The USDA standards for grading trees are unfortunately quite outdated and most Growers' grades do exceed these. Thus to determine real value of the trees, you should see how each Grower grades and prices their trees.
If I can grow higher quality trees, then I can tag MORE of the best ones.
My GUARANTEE to you:
I firmly believe that every transaction must be a Win-win for both of us, or forget it! Business isn't about taking advantage of somebody and calling that winning. That is not sustainable, nor honorable.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you have a problem with our trees…..then WE have a problem……we will resolve it with you immediately. The tree season is short and there's no time to be messing around with something you didn't order or want. I'm a firm believer in delivering MORE than we promise.
You will find lots of CHEAPER trees, but none as consistently high quality for the price. Our customer base is primarily Nurseries, Garden Centers, Civic Groups, and other retailers who have a repeat client base that wants high quality/value from them.