About Trim Pines Farm -
Local Farm Offers "Family Tree"!
Back in 1976, when George Yancho of Trim Pines Farm first planted
evergreen trees on his 80-acre farm in Grand Blanc, little did he know that
he was starting a 3-generation tradition of growing trees. The Christmas
Tree venture George started has evolved into a full fledged garden center
and landscape design/build operation where Oakland and Genesee county
residents and businesses can go for in-depth tree and plant knowledge and
support, as well as high-quality evergreen, ornamental and shade trees,
shrubs, and perennials for their landscapes. Trim Pines Farm offers full
landscape design and installation services for residential and commercial
customers, as well.
It all began when George moved his family to the Baldwin Rd. farm in
1962. The family operated a "cash crop" farm growing corn, wheat and
soybeans. They farmed on many parcels of area land that are now known in
Grand Blanc as Kirkridge, Braemoor, Woodfield, Pine Hollow, The Preserve,
Genesys, Alterra, and others.
In 1975 George became interested in "choose and cut" Christmas trees and
began planting Scotch pines. Every year he added more varieties. Today Trim
Pines Farm grows 6 different types of pine, 6 types of spruce and 5
different firs. The family began giving hayrides to and from the tree
cutting fields with its teams of Belgian horses. The Christmas tree cutting
experience has expanded to include entertainment activities such as Santa
Claus, refreshments, reindeer, and up to 5 teams of horses
By the early 1980's the family was being asked to supply evergreen trees
to local residents' yards and became involved in landscape horticulture. By
1985 the cash crop farming was forgotten. And although Christmas trees and
horse drawn hay rides are still cherished activities at Trim Pines Farm, by
the early 1990's the landscape division had become the largest part of the
The family and staff at Trim Pines know that homeowners have a lot of
questions when making improvements to their yards. They're ready with the
answers about tree and plant selection. The answers come from the many years
of experience growing things in the clay soils of Grand Blanc. They know how
to work with the clay soils to produce low maintenance, unique landscapes
for their clients. Soils are the life blood of a farm, and the Yancho family
thinks that concept should apply to the yards where people want to grow
healthy plants and lawns. They encourage their customers to gain an
understanding of the basics of plant vigor and health that start with soil
structure, drainage and water conservation. This farm based philosophy has
helped their customers enjoy beautiful low maintenance landscapes.
Although George still maintains his position as leader, his son Mike
Yancho Sr. holds the position of general manager. Mike's daughter, Christina
with a degree in landscape horticulture from MSU, is the assistant manager. Other children and grandchildren are involved on a part time basis. Mike
says they all enjoy the rewards of working outdoors with soil and plants.
They also feel the homeowner's excitement of a landscape improvement, and
are always pleased when they exceed their clients' expectations. Like
pleasing a member of the family, it's a gratifying achievement.
Trim Pines Farm is located at 4357 Baldwin Rd. in Grand Blanc Township.
Contact us today to let us know how we can be