About Pronzini Christmas Tree Farms
How We Got Here
Pronzini Christmas Tree Farms is a wholesaler and retailer of quality Christmas trees since 1963. The wholesale office and farms are located in the beautiful fertile Willamette Valley in Salem, Oregon. In addition to our farms we also operate retail lots in Sonoma and Marin Counties in Northern California.
Fifty years ago Jon Pronzini was farming hay in the Marin and Sonoma counties, and like every ambitious young man started looking for a winter project. He was up in the mountains on a fishing trip with his parents when he was inspired by the beautiful fir trees surrounding them. So began the Pronzini Christmas Tree Company who has been serving Marin and Sonoma for the past fifty years.
For many years Jon cut wild stand trees in the mountains of northern California, mostly silver tip and white fir. Approximately thirty years ago Jon made another trip this time to Oregon where he was inspired again when he discovered the beautiful Noble fir and the Douglas fir which were being grown in a farm environment exclusively for Christmas trees. In an agricultural environment the trees can be manipulated, fertilized, pruned and cared for as much as possible. Well this was very exciting for Jon as a whole new world of opportunity opened up for him to pursue his passion, growing Christmas trees. Jon relocated to Salem, Oregon and presently has approximately 750,000 trees in production in various stages of growth in the beautiful Willamette Valley.
While Jon’s passion is farming, Carla Pronzini and sister Ruthe manage the retail end of the business, operating six retail lots in Marin and Sonoma County. We work very hard trying to keep up with technology and new products. We also try to have available for sale the most innovated and beautiful accessories, like decorated wreaths and centerpieces and garland and ornaments.
Many things have changed since 1963; from hand saws to chain saws, the equipment has changed and the technology has changed. The one thing that has never and will never change here at Pronzini’s is our commitment to the quality of our trees and the service to our customers.
The Spirit of Pronzini Christmas Trees
Christmas, I love Christmas, I love shopping for presents for my loved ones, thinking about the gifts I want to give, the wrapping and arranging them under the beautiful Christmas tree. I love the planning and preparing Christmas dinner, filling the house with wonderful fragrant smells hoping everyone comes and has a good time and still talking to each other when they leave.
Most of all though, I love the Christmas tree, I love the excitement as the hunt begins for the perfect tree finally when everyone is in agreement we bring it home hoping it’s not too tall too short too fat or too skinny and most important stands up straight. Somehow it always fits and always looks beautiful, I am never disappointed and my tree is always perfect and beautiful. I even love the decorating (stringing lights not so much) but choosing ornaments making sure you hang the one a family member made fifteen years ago and always showcasing the sentimental ones and maneuvering for position of your favorites.
The thing I love the most though is the smell, how can you replicate the fresh green smell of a real Christmas tree, it is the only time of year you get the odor of a forest inside your home every day. I love looking at my tree first thing in the morning and turning the lights off at night, it always makes me feel confident that as long as I can put up my tree all is well with the world for now. I love the tradition of the Christmas tree it holds the essence of Christmas for me.
If Christmas is important to you as it is for us, it has to include a REAL Christmas tree.
Family Owned and Operated since 1963