About Tipperary Christmas Trees
Michael Ryan’s Christmas Tree Farm in Templederry offers the unique family experience of choosing the perfect tree from the farm if you do not want it precut. This gives children the magical experience of choosing their own tree,so santa can put the presents under when he comes on Christmas eve. The Farm is located in north Tipperary in a little townland called Templederry which is roughly 17 km north of the town of nenagh and another 9.9km will bring you to the town of Borrisoleigh.
Michael planted his first tree in 1988 and to this day that tree still exists as per the picture you see on this page.It has grown roughly to a height of 20ft. Since 1988 to this day Michael and his family wife Mary and children Sara, Roseanne and Micha have been keeping up the tradition of selling trees to local families and local businesses.He mainly grows two types of trees this would be the Noble Fir and the Nordeman Fir.However more recently he has started growing the Lodge Pole Pine.Michael cares for his trees by pruning them using a sacreteurs and fertilizing them.
Michael is not only in the business of selling trees he also sell’s 12″ wreaths.
His wife Mary and daughters Sara, Roseanne and Micha make these wreaths using the firs from the trees on their farm. However there is another special tree and plant growing on the Michael’s farm and this an ivy tree and holly plant. Mary, Roseanne and Micha use the ivy and the holly in the making of their wreaths. Michael says “that the berries usually start coming on the holly in September”. So in October before the Birds start eating the berries the holly is snipped and gathered and put into preservative bags(usually the bags that the Christmas trees come in for planting).