Now, in the late morning, when her two-year-old daughter Anna is sleeping, the young mother uses the time to work. In the meantime, her husband, Peter Strugholtz jr., checks the tree stands, which are harvested in mid- November with the latest technology. Verena Dünnebacke inherited the Christmas tree farm in Niedermarpe in the Hochsauerland District from her father and Strugholtz, jr took over his parents’ farming and forestry company in Anröchte/ Effeln in the district of Soest. Now, together, they mainly cultivate Caucasian firs and some hectares of blue spruce and Norway spruce on more than 100 ha, which is mostly their own farmland. In addition to Christmas trees, the farm has some 100 ha of forest and 30 ha of grain.