Jørgen Vikestad is proud of his Christmas trees and willingly shares his knowledge – here with an elderly woman. (Photo: Thor Lanesskog, ThorNews)
Already when Jørgen Vikestad was a boy, he stood in the Rørvik village square in the coastal municipality of Vikna in Central Norway and sold self-produced Christmas trees along with his father. Now, his own son is taking over the proud family tradition.
The Christmas trees are grown and harvested on the Vikestad farm not far from Rørvik. Jørgen Vikestad has been a dairy farmer and operated a horse center, but now his son has taken over the family farm. Jørgen sells Norwegian coastal spruce, or formally Sitka spruce, and subalpine fir.
The elderly woman with the umbrella has made up her mind and Vikestad is wrapping the tree in netting. (Photo: Thor Lanesskog, ThorNews)
Jørgen says that subalpine fir is the most popular type…
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