It's a Rock family tradition. For the past 10-plus years, we have bought our Christmas tree at the Douglass Family Farm on Sconticut Neck Road in Fairhaven. They pick out a weekend each year and sell Christmas trees on their private land, then donate all the money to research dedicated to fighting ALS.

Unfortunately this year, due to a lack of robust Christmas trees, the Douglass family will not be having their annual fundraiser.

A spokesperson for the Douglass Family Farm tells Fun 107 that it takes roughly seven years for a seedling to grown into a full Christmas tree that is ready for sale. Weather conditions this year prohibited enough Christmas trees to reach the maturity needed for harvesting and for the Douglass family to have its fundraiser.  The spokesperson told us they'd be better off waiting a year and allowing the trees to grow fuller. This is not the first time Douglass Family Farm has been faced with this issue.

The Douglass family is confident that it will be back with its annual sale next year.