TOMAHAWK - Here in Northern Wisconsin, you can find Christmas trees just about anywhere you look.
Other parts of the country aren't so lucky.
That's why a forestry and real estate consulting company in Tomahawk sends the perfect pines, spruce, and fir to those who really need them.
Ed Steigerwaldt Jr. knows how to spot the perfect tree.
"Makes the landscape really pretty and it's really good for the economy, it's a big deal in Wisconsin," said Steigerwaldt Jr.
It is family started Christmas Trees in Wisconsin in the 1950s. In the 1970s Steigerwaldt brought Northern trees down to the south.
"There's a lot of northern people living in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and they really want traditional northern Christmas Trees," Steigerwaldt said. "So about 40 years ago my brother and I took straight truck down to Florida with about 270 trees on it and started selling Christmas trees."
The company now has three Christmas tree displays in Florida. They also have spots in Louisiana and Mississippi. Steigerwaldt wholesales in 10 other states. He says that the trees from the north are unique.
"What separates it apart is the northern hardiness," Steigerwaldt said. "The trees up here are tough trees it's cold up here. Cold weather so they hold up really well and we try to do other things that give us a better quality."
Steigerwaldt has eight tree farms in North Central Wisconsin. The company has about 250 thousand trees in the ground currently.
"People who buy Christmas trees are very loyal," Steigerwalt said. "So they're very happy with the product, we treat them right and they'll come back year after year after year and we'll keep selling them. We've been selling them to the same people for over 40 years."
The company also sells trees right here in the Northwoods.