FAQ - Richfield Pines

These are questions we receive quite frequently from customers. To save you the hassle, we have compiled all of them into this handy page. If your question still isn't answered, feel free to contact us at richfieldpines@gmail.com.

Trees

What type of trees do you sell?
Monterey Pines.
Do you have Noble Firs?
Sorry, we don't have Noble Firs. Noble Firs don't grow naturally in the Yorba Linda climate. Noble Firs are native to the mountains of Oregon and Washington. However, Monterey Pines grow naturally here in Yorba Linda. This means that you will receive a fresher Christmas tree if you buy from Richfield Pines.
How long do the trees last?
Assuming the tree has a sufficient supply of water, it will generally last 4-6 weeks after being cut
Do we have to cut the tree on the day of purchase?
No. We have a "Choose and Cut" system, meaning you can reserve a tree early in the season and cut it on a later date.
How is this helpful for the environment? I don't want to cut a living tree!
Shortly after the tree is cut, we plant a new tree in its place. This continues the cycle of the tree farm and the ability of the farm to convert carbon dioxide to oxygen.
How long does it take a tree to grow?
Depending on the conditions, it takes 4-6 years for a tree to reach 7 feet.
I'm still not convinced about cutting down a tree. Can I buy a tree in a pot?
If we have a surplus of potted trees (which is very likely), certainly. They will be small (1-2 feet) and very young. But if you would really like to plant your own tree, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Can you pull tree out of the ground, roots and all?
Ah, we call this "Griswold style" after the movie National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Unfortunately this is a Hollywood impossibility. The roots are roughly as long as the height of the tree, and they extend in all directions. The roots also become tangled with the roots of other trees.
After I set up the tree at my house, will a squirrel jump out?
We haven't had any reports of squirrels. (As soon as they hear the saws, they scramble.) However, be prepared to clean snails out of the tree, especially if you cut the tree on a damp day.
Can we cut down our tree ourselves?
Sorry, but no. This is a limitation of our liability insurance.
Do you sell tree stands?
Sorry, we do not have any stands for sale this year.

Farm and Personnel

How long have you been around?
1978 was the first year we opened. We value our traditions and are glad to see some families have incorporated our Christmas tree farm into their traditions. We have seen three generations of customers.
Are you family owned?
Yes! Richfield Pines is privately owned by the Dentino family. At any given time, you can see three generations of Dentinos at Richfield Pines.