Over Memorial Day Weekend we transplanted several hundred baby trees to prepare for future seasons! Right now these baby trees are only as tall as Logan but in four or five years they will be just right for Christmas trees.
We are closed for the 2014 season, and we’d like to thank all of our customers for choosing us to be a part of your holiday traditions. Remember, if you’d like to share a picture of your decorated Tilden Lane tree with us you can post it to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag it #tildenlanefarm – we love to see how our trees look once they’re in their holiday finery!
We look forward to seeing everyone next year, and we wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy 2015. From the entire Tilden family, we wish you a very Merry Christmas.
As many of our friends and neighbors have heard, in early November Herbert S. Tilden died at the age of 92 at his home on the farm, surrounded by his family. We look forward to honoring his memory this season. In addition to his lifelong work as a farmer, with his wife of 50 years, Mable Flathmann Tilden, at his side, he raised five sons- the late Jeffrey (Ann), Bruce (Jeanne), Lee (Diane), Donald (Cyndy), and John (Christine). He was the proud grandfather of Abigail, Rebecca (Mike), Andrew, Emily (Jon), Daniel,and David, and great-grandfather of Logan.
Following in his own father’s footsteps, Herb was a 68 year member of the Greenlawn Volunteer Fire Department. He also served four terms as a Commissioner of the Greenlawn Fire District. Herb was instrumental in the founding of the ambulance service of the GFD Rescue Squad in 1961. He is shown below (far left) with fellow Squad members receiving an award in 1964 for a rescue where a car accident victim with a broken neck was safely extricated and transported without further injury or paralysis.
His sons Bruce and Lee, and Lee’s wife Diane, are proud to carry on the family tradition of GFD service for the third generation.
Like dandelion seeds in the wind, our memories of a life well lived will always surround us.
Welcome to Tilden Lane Farm’s new and updated website as we prepare to welcome you for the 2014 Christmas season!
We are hard at work making sure our trees are ready to bring holiday cheer to your homes. This year we will be open for the following weekends (Saturdays and Sundays only!):
November 29 & 30
December 6 & 7
December 13 & 14
This year trees cost between $70 and $80. Handmade Fraser fir wreaths are available for $30 or $20 if you buy with a tree! We also have pinecones and freshly cut holly boughs for decorating your home.