Jen’s Wreaths Implements Sustainable Harvest Practices

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Jen’s Wreaths is a family owned business in northern Minnesota that sells handmade, fresh balsam fir Christmas wreaths.

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By making the best use of our resources today, we will do our part to guarantee there is plenty of balsam fir in future years.

In 2012, Jen’s Wreaths, wants 50% of their balsam fir boughs to come directly from logging sites. Each wreath is carefully crafted at their farm to ensure quality and freshness. Sam & Jenny McFadden, started their business almost a decade ago. Today, fresh Christmas wreaths are shipped from coast to coast during the holiday season.

As the McFadden family looks ahead to this coming season and further down the road, ensuring a steady supply of quality balsam fir is of upmost importance. Each 24” diameter wreath takes approximately 5 pounds of limbs to form a complete wreath. Sam McFadden said, “We want to be in business for decades down the road. By making the best use of our resources today, we will do our part to guarantee there is plenty of balsam fir in future years. There are hundreds of active logging sites in Northern Minnesota, where balsam fir is being harvested. Most loggers have no use for the limbs and they are simply cast to the side. When a permit can be obtained, there’s no reason this fir can’t be used to make wreaths. We’ll send our crew out to go gather limbs and fill a trailer. We’re setting a goal this year to have 50% of our balsam material come directly from logging sites.” If this goal is met, this will result in thousands of pounds of fresh balsam fir being in a sense reused.

Jen’s Wreaths, is also implementing other Go Green practices. They are currently working to decrease the amount of plastic bubble wrap used in packaging by using custom box sizes. If their current campaign is successful at http://www.indiegogo.com/jenswreaths two custom box sizes will be implemented just in time for this season.

Consumers can rest assured that wreaths purchased from Jen’s Wreaths, have been made with future generations in mind. By using our natural resources to their full potential and eliminating unnecessary packaging material, their company is gearing up to be a premiere manufacturer for many years down the road.    

Learn more about Jen’s Wreaths and view some of their fresh balsam fir products by visiting their website: http://www.jenswreaths.com - Jen’s Wreaths can also be reached by calling 1-800-246-5128 or by e-mailing mcfadden(at)paulbunyan(dot)net

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