We've been getting the Rock family Christmas tree from Douglass Tree Farm for years.

The Douglass Tree Farm initially started as a laid back "retirement job" for Dick Douglass. It was a way to keep agricultural status for his land. That all changed when his son was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease.

He decided to use his land to grow Christmas trees, and donate all the money to fight the debilitating disease. In the process, the Douglass Family has also offered an affordable, unique, and meaningful way to buy your Christmas tree.

Douglass Tree Farm

If you are looking for more of a Christmas tree "experience" than just going to the lot and picking on out...this could be just the trick! Take a drive down Sconticut Neck Road in Fairhaven and make a selection at Douglass Tree Farm. You and your family can either cut down your tree yourself, or one of the volunteers will graciously do it for you. No matter how big or small...all trees are $40.

This will be the 11th year that Douglass Tree Farm donates every penny of their Christmas tree sales to help fight ALS. They pick one weekend in December each year and sell an average of about 350 Christmas trees.

Douglass Tree Farm has your choice of balsam fir, white spruce, or emerald greens.

By the way, I asked the Douglas family how long it takes to grow a Christmas tree. Their answer? About 7 or 8 years to get a good sized tree that the public would like.

They will be open today until 3pm.