Marshall Stacy has been a full-time Christmas tree grower since 1970. He and his wife, Cindy, own and operate a 370-acre tree plantation in western Maryland's Garrett County, named Pinetum (the name means an arboretum of evergreens). The couple has two grown children, who live in Columbia, Md.
Over the past 36 years, Marshall has wholesaled and retailed quality "living room" sized Christmas trees, but in recent years, Pinetum has become one of the leading farms to sell large, sheared Christmas trees, up to 40-feet tall. Each holiday season, more and more special-order Pinetum trees decorate locations up and down the East Coast and occasionally abroad. Beautiful, extra large cut Christmas trees have graced places like Miami's Miccosoukee Resort, the Hilton Hotel in Seoul, Korea, Fort Worth, Texas and the famous Longwood Gardens near Wilmington, Delaware.