The Rudy family of Dauphin, Pennsylvania began planting seedling evergreens in the spring of 1979 at Jack and Jeanne Rudy's newly purchased thirty-three acre farm. Jack was a painting contractor, living in the same small town that he grew up in, but he always wanted to own a farm. At age 50, after thirty years of marriage and sending five children off to college, his dream began to come true.
Soon after the purchase of the farm, he began to rebuilt the stone walls of the old bank barn, plant apple and nut trees, and berry bushes. When Spring came, Jack surprised his family with a shipment of one thousand baby Christmas trees. It took an entire week to plant all of them by hand. Springtime at the tree farm has not been the same since then!
Almost thirty-five years later, more than twenty thousand trees have been planted and Rudy's Christmas Tree Farm continues to thrive in scenic Perry County, PA!
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