Posted by S. on 3/21/2012
"At Worcester Wreath, we only harvest balsam branch tips, thus preserving the tree and allowing it to produce more balsam branches in a few years."
When Worcester Wreath Co. prepares for its busy wreath-making season, it doesn't cut down a single balsam tree.
The company is one of the few in the world that grows its own balsam for wreaths and other products.
When the company gets orders for wreaths and other gifts made of balsam, it harvests branch tips about 12 to 16 inches long.