Charley Burton, John Burton's father, began raising Noble fir for commercial purposes in 1949 at Bear Canyon Farm. John has been actively involved since he was a child, and began growing his own trees at age 13.
John continued to build on what he had learned from his father. In fact, all his siblings were intensely interested in the fresh Christmas Tree industry. Today, three of John's siblings are also in the tree business.
In 1984, he married Cheryl Crook of Chehalis, Washington. Today the Burton family consists of eight children, some grown, a cat named Boots, and assorted amazing dogs.
Here's a breakdown of the Burton family members from left to right:
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