The co-owner of Firever Pines, Ben Snyder began farming Christmas trees at the age of 10 on his grandfather’s Christmas tree farm (Haring Tree Farms) in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania. His grandfather has been growing Christmas trees since 1979. Ben was heavily involved with his grandfather’s business learning the craft over the past 20 years managing the primary location and tending to the trees throughout the season. In 2004 Ben started a small farm of his own in Pennsylvania on his parent’s land where he still has trees growing.
Angel and Ben recently purchased just over a 10 acre plot of land in Caroline, County Virginia. They planted 3,000 tree seedlings in the spring of 2018 & another 1,500 seedlings in the spring of 2019 and are looking to continue to expand plantings in the coming years. A brick and mortar storefront will be constructed in the Summer of 2019 and Firever Pines will begin selling during the 2019 Christmas season from their Caroline County location.
Growing Christmas Trees
Firever Pines Owners
Firever Pines owners Ben Snyder & Angel Snyder currently reside in Richmond, Virginia. Ben Snyder is originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and moved to Richmond in 2010 after completing college at Virginia Tech. He currently works at a civil engineering firm in Richmond where he works as a stream designer. Angel Snyder hails from King George, Virginia and moved to Richmond in 2013 after completing her bachelors at Radford University. She works in Richmond as well where she is a financial assistant. Ben and Angel share a passion for the outdoors and their two dogs Darcy and Belle. When they’re not spending their time on the tree farm they are traveling, restoring Angel’s Airstream, renovating properties, or just hanging out by the James River.