Only part of each branch is harvested so that the branch can produce another tip for a future harvest. We cut no more than half that foliage in a single year so that the tree can remain vigorous. For maximum tip production harvesting should be done every three years. Cutting from a tree every year will tap the vigor of the tree and eventually kill it. Our balsam products are harvest in a sustainable manner so that our forest maintains its beauty year after year.
Worcester Wreath Co. is also well known for its President, Morrill Worcester, and his role in starting the Arlington Wreath Project at Arlington National Cemetery. Starting in 1992, Worcester Wreath donated 5,000 wreaths to be placed on veterans grave sites at Arlington National Cemetery. It has grown to be an annual event taken over by the not for profit Wreaths Across America.