In 1978, 15 more acres were added to the farm with the purchase of an adjoining parcel of land. This land was quickly put into production. Again in 1984, Crystal Spring Tree Farm expanded with the addition of 15 more acres. 1984 was a big year for the Botek family; Francis and Margaret gave up the grocery business and decided to work the tree farm full time. In 1985 the family moved to the farm where they currently reside.
The tree farm helped put the Botek’s three children through college and was gradually growing bigger each year. The youngest of the Botek’s children, Chris, took a serious interest in the farm. After graduating from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Science, Chris came back to work on the farm full time in 1995.
In recent years, we have been expanding the farm by planting leased land. We now lease 5 different farms in the Lehighton area. Today, Crystal Spring Tree Farm propagates about 15 varieties of evergreen trees on nearly 200 acres of land.
From our small beginnings in front of our corner grocery store to where we are today, Botek Trees and Crystal Spring Tree Farm have always stood for quality. We have supplied trees to many famous people and many special families. Our trees have decorated Rockefeller Center in New York City several times and we have had the honor of supplying our state capitol tree in Harrisburg, PA three times all the while serving the local Jim Thorpe, Langford, Danielsville and surrounding Lehighton area.
Christmas trees have been in the Botek family for nearly 75 years. We hope that a visit to Crystal Spring Tree Farm will bring the same joy to your family that Christmas trees have brought to ours.