RHINELANDER - Normally at this time of year, families would be making their way through the Bergman Family Tree Farm to pick out that perfect Christmas tree.
"People like to come and take their kids out there on sleds. We have sleds that they can use. A lot of them like that. Yeah, they'd come out here even in the rain. We'd always have candy canes," said owner Peter Bergman.
The forest would be filled with the sounds of children laughing and trees falling. Now, there's silence.
Peter and his wife Elsie decided not to open up the tree farm this winter.
"It got to a point where it's getting too hard for me," said Peter. "It's hard pruning and taking care of them. And it go to the point where all I got is little trees,"
All the trees on the property were planted by Peter. Now, a man from Merrill owns the trees. He'll come and take care of them and chop them down to sell them every year.
While Peter and Elsie are going to miss the business, they're going to miss the people even more.
"I'm going to miss that. A lot of guys I knew. Only thing is people come, we get to talking, and we wouldn't be doing what were supposed to be doing," Elsie said. "Yeah, we'll miss that, but they know where we live. They can come visit."