More than Trees
Forever Green Tree Farm is owned
operated by Larry and Margie Cooke. The farm is located 8 miles south of St. Maries,
ID and (a new wholesale only unit) 2 miles east of Plummer,
ID. The farm has been in existence for more than 25
and truly is
a family operation. We raised four children on the farm and now we have
three sons-in-law joining us. They are: Katie and Bryan, Sarah and Nick, Bethany and
Jeff and our son Paul.
Colorado spruce, Norway spruce,
Grand fir, Fraser fir and
Austrian pine are the primary species
we grow. We are blessed with a silt loam soil type that has a high water holding
capacity and we receive nice timely June rains. The annual precipitation is 37 inches.
At 3100 feet, our elevation contributes to a delayed bud break well into May.
Every tree is personally managed by Larry and Margie whether it is planting, pruning,
nutrient and pest management, developing markets, hosting media groups to promote the
industry, follow-up with customers, quality control or loading trucks. This assures
highest quality from the growing fields to the customerís lot.
We strive to be an environmentally sound business managing the forest according to sound forestry and
silvicultural practices. Every acre has received some kind of conservation treatment.
This has resulted in a fast-growing healthy forest. Our field research projects include the incorporation
of mustard meal and other organic materials to provide weed control, nutrients and organic matter to the soil.
Other research activities include developing wind power as an alternative energy source.
Every year we host more than 100 6th graders as part of a natural resource environmental camp. It's important
to us to contribute to the community as well as to promote the industry at both the State and National level.
We invite both groups and individuals for personal farm tours and outings.
Our most important priority is to provide a high quality product with an added personal touch to each and every customer.