Troop 676 Christmas Tree Sales FAQ

Where do the trees come from?

The trees come from a tree farm in Idaho.

When are they cut?

The trees are cut only 3-4 days before they arrive at our Bozeman lot. That means they are very fresh.

Do you deliver?

I’m sorry we aren’t prepared to deliver at this time.

Do you pick up?

No we don’t.

Can I pick out my own tree at the lot?

Yes, we will have the trees sorted by size. You can select from any of the ones in the size category you purchased. The earlier you arrive the better the selection.

How much of the profit goes to the troop?

100% of all profits go directly to the troop. The labor to sell and distribute the trees is donated by the scouts and parents in the troop.

How do I know it will be a quality tree?

One of our troop leaders traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest to find a quality tree farm. The tree farm we chose is operated by a private individual who has been providing very high quality trees for many years. The tree farm is very supportive of the scout program.

What are the profits used for in the troop?

Troop 676 holds an outdoor activity every month of the year. These events include backpacking, jamborees, service projects, and much more. All of the activities are designed to teach our youth about outdoor and leadership skills. All of these events cost money for gear, food, travel, and camping fees. For more information check out the troop’s 2011 and 2012 calendars!

What if I miss the pickup dates? How do I get my tree?

If you can’t pick up your tree on the dates listed you can send us an e-mail at to arrange a time to pick up your tree.

Will someone help me load my tree?

There will be several scouts and adult leaders at the tree lot to help you out.

Will you wrap or bundle my tree for me?

We will have several wrapped trees available. Just ask a scout at the lot for a wrapped tree.

Do you have other kinds of trees besides the Fraser Fir?

No, we selected the Fraser Fir because of the consistent quality, good looks, and durability.

How long can I expect the tree to keep its needles if I keep it watered?

A tree can absorb a gallon of water or more in the first day and 1-2+ quarts a day thereafter. Watering vigilantly will keep needles from dropping and will keep the tree fragrant. The more you water the longer your tree will remain fresh.

How do I pay for the trees?

A scout can accept either cash or check. If ordering online at you will need to use your debit or credit card. Adults also take credit cards (MC/VISA/DISC/AMEX) on our tree lot. We have a secure credit card reader and live processor and your credit card information is not stored by us.