The “Art” Of Sustainable Tree Harvesting

At PATCHEN, trees are cut carefully, leaving a whorl of branches so another tree can grow from the same stump. It’s like YOUR Christmas tree is simply a branch, and you can cut another in a few years.

A Color For Every Tree

  • To insure Sustainability works, each tree has a “window” near its base
    • The window has a color spot, indicating where to cut
    • Not above the spot!
    • Not below the spot!
    • But right on the spot!
  • Most trees have either a RedYellow, or Green spot
    • Regardless of size – from Seedlings to 7 Footers – each color has a single price
    • Red Is for tight budgets – mostly Redwoods (perfectly shaped at any size)
    • Yellow trees are mostly Douglas Firs, Monterey Pines & some Cypress
    • Green is reserved for the “true firs” and certain other “exotics”
    • Blue is for custom shaped trees or trees over 8 feet
      …. these are priced by the foot
    • Trees with NO COLOR SPOT are not for sale!
  • Trees NOT CUT ON THE COLOR SPOT come with a customer surcharge!


This tiny Redwood, will be the 4th harvested from the same stump