Stone Mountain Farm’s Tracy & Scott Taylor, 2020 Tree Growers of the Year

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The Watauga County Christmas Tree Association is proud to award Tracy and Scott Taylor of Stone Mountain Farm at the 2020 recipients of Tree Farmer of the Year. Scott and Tracy have been growing Fraser fir Christmas trees in the High Country since 1988. With around 12 different farms in production, the Taylor’s trees are sold up and down the east coast and as far west as Colorado. Scott and Tracy have been active members of several boards and association over the years. Both have served on the board of the Watauga County Christmas Tree Association and the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association. Tracy also served on the board of the Watauga County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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Tracy Taylor of Stone Mountain Farm

Tracy was recently featured in an ARTICLE by East Carolina University highlighting the efforts that Stone Mountain Farm made to address farmworker safety during COVID. Tracy was quoted: “No matter what you do for a living, this has been a trying time for all of us,” she said. “So I’m hopeful we’re able to put a smile a person’s face and for a family to come together to enjoy a Christmas tree. Because we all need something to be happy about right now.” Stone Mountain Farm will be open for choose and cut. They’re located at 301 Sherry Reece Lane, just across the TN border off Bulldog Road.