Christmas Tree Farm Keeps Owner Active and Customers Happy

Bradford Era – by Kate Day Sager

It was a cold, damp morning last week when Donald “Corky” Hull jumped out of his full-size pickup truck and took a brisk walk up the hill to look over Christmas trees on his Smethport farm.

It’s an act the 88-year-old has likely done thousands of times over the past four decades — and hopes to continue for more holiday seasons to come.

Hull, who retired from a career in banking a number of years ago and is a widower, said maintaining the Christmas tree farm at his Hamlin Street property is an avocation that keeps him young and active. Read more