TOMAHAWK - Wisconsin farmers harvest nearly 2 million Christmas trees every year. Like any other crop, weather is a major factor in their success.
"It's pretty much a year round business nowadays," said CEO of Steigerwaldt Land Services in Tomahawk Ed Steigerwaldt.
He says his time of the year is always the busiest. Steigerwaldt and his employees work around the clock to harvest and ship about 15,000 trees in less than a month.
"There's about a three-week window when it's perfect to harvest and we've got to get it done in that time," said Steigerwaldt.
Steigerwaldt and his crews managed to do that this season. However, weather hasn't always been in their favor.
"Last year was my first year and we were harvesting with some snow storms and it was terrible," said yard manager Heather Price. "We were stuck so much more frequently. This year it was wonderful."