Noble Mountain shake its trees and why or why not?
Noble Mountain’s goal is to shake all trees before shipment.
This removes naturally occurring interior dead needles and
debris and in most cases any insects which may still be above
ground at the time. This provides customers and the ultimate
consumer with a much nicer tree to display with minimal effort.
are your trees graded?
Noble Mountain’s trees are graded standing in the field
so our graders are able to view the whole tree for conformation
experienced are your graders?
Many of our graders have over 15 years of grading experience
which helps assure uniformity and consistency.
are Noble Mountain’s trees graded and why?
Our grading typically starts in late July so we are able to
finish by mid-September. This allows customers the opportunity
to see the trees they will be receiving well before the shipping
season if they wish.
are your grading criteria?
Our grading criteria are set to exceed the USDA grading standards
with the exception of handle length. Basal pruning takes place
early in a trees life cycle and some trees handle length (very
few) will not meet USDA standards of 1 to 1 1/2 inches of
handle length per foot of tree.
grades does Noble Mountain market?
Noble Mountain markets a #1 and better grade (includes premiums)
and a # 2 grade. Unlike many growers who market a “field
run” grade which can vary by field, we stress grade
uniformity to assure customers they are getting the “look”
they are paying for.
would a customer buy a #2 grade tree?
Some customers have lots located in areas with a lower income
demographic than others so providing affordable value is important
to them. Also, as # 2’s are generally a bit more open
in nature, many customers have found that the desire of consumers
for a more natural looking tree which can display more ornaments
and lights is a need that requires a mixture of # 1’s
and # 2’s.
you arrange freight?
In many cases we are able to arrange freight by putting several
orders together to make a load. Dates of delivery and other
variables may not allow this in some cases however.