The Goss Family
Located in Western North Carolina, Ashe County lies in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. Low pH levels, rocky soil, and cold winters and springs make farming very difficult in Ashe County. Barney Severt, the grandfather of Terry Goss, made a living off of farming tobacco and a small variety of crops in Ashe County. For a couple of years after high school, Terry tried to make a living off of trapping animals and selling the furs. When the market for furs plummeted, Terry turned to farming, just as his grandfather did.
|| Terry chose to grow Fraser firs rather
than tobacco, due to the fir's survivability in tough
climates. Goss Nursery and Christmas Trees was
established by Terry in 1987. The business is owned
and operated by Terry and his wife, Melissa, in the Blue
Ridge Mountains of Ashe County.
||The Fraser fir is able to thrive in cold
environments because it is simply a survivor. Fraser
fir's are well adapted for cold environments because they
are part of a remnant forest from the last ice age.
They are considered to be a superior Christmas tree because
of their ability to retain their needles after being cut and
they also possesses a wonderful fragrance, soft needles, and
County is commonly referred to as the "Christmas Tree
Capital of the World," and Goss Nursery and Christmas Trees
is a part of Ashe County's million dollar Christmas tree
industry, due in large part to the success of growing Fraser
At Goss Tree Farms, we grow all of our products from our own seed, which we take from mature, adult trees. For nearly 25 years, we have produced top quality Christmas trees, wreaths, and roping. We hope you find this site easy to navigate and simple to follow. Thank you for your time. May every Christmas season bring you joy any happiness. God Bless all of you!
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