David Weil founded Empire Evergreens in 2003 as an extension of his landscape contracting company and as a means of preserving the family farm. Despite adverse weather conditions, over 250,000 seedlings and transplants were in cultivation by the end of 2004. Presently, Empire Evergreens has 180 acres in production and features 14 varieties of conifers.
Empire Evergreens strives to produce dense, symmetrical Christmas trees and nursery stock at competitive prices. A comprehensive pest management program helps ensure that tree diseases are controlled in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective ways. Late model, state-of-the-art equipment is utilized in tree production to minimize downtime and maximize worker productivity. Tree production is very weather sensitive and being able to react quickly to changing conditions and anticipate future problems has enabled Empire Evergreens to produce row after row of quality trees.
Following the downturn in the housing market in 2008, Empire Evergreens shifted it’s reinvestment focus to the Christmas tree market. The selection of firs was increased from three to seven varieties with an emphasis placed on Fraser Fir.