What do we mean by “Natural Nobles”? We don’t spray chemicals (pesticides or herbicides) on our U-Cut Christmas Trees as a farming practice. This year was the first year we had to apply pesticides to our Grand Fir and selected Noble Fir trees. Due to the extreme weather (a cold January and overly hot August) it created conditions that made it impossible to naturally treat selected trees that had become overrun by aphids. We were very happy that we only had to treat 10% to 20% of our trees and the vast majority of trees (Nordmann Fir Nobles) did not have to have any treatment because they are naturally resistant to the little bugs that eat your U-Cut Christmas Trees.