Frequently Asked Questions

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How does the fundraiser work?

Your organization will “pre-sell” Christmas trees, wreaths, evergreens, and Trees for Troops donations during our recommended selling period from October through mid-November. Money will be collected and managed by your group with profits retained. Orders must be submitted to Wood Mountain no later than November 13th, 2019. Payments are due in full no later than November 15th, 2019 to guarantee your delivery. Your products may not be shipped if payment is not received.

How much money can my organization raise?

You can earn $2,000 – $20,000 and more depending on the program you choose! Each organization can individually determine their profit margin by setting the selling prices based on their geographical area. Typically, your earnings will increase with each consecutive year of participation. Last year our top 50 groups raised an average of $5,800.

What are the costs to do this fundraiser?

There are no “up-front” costs to participate. In addition, there are no prepayment requirements during the fundraiser prior to order submittal.

How is sales tax handled on products?

The State of California requires all organizations to pay sales tax. Some groups may be exempt from sales tax as deemed by the CDTFA. It is important to consult with your own accounting department to determine your own tax liability. Sales tax amounts are calculated at the shipping address at that local rate. Wood Mountain must report all earnings to the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. You will be required to submit your resale certificate, pay sales tax, or provide the exemption waiver from the CDTFA. Wood Mountain must receive a copy of your tax exemption waiver as required by the CDTFA before your order is processed or sales tax will be charged. If a resale certificate is not received prior to order, sales tax will automatically be added.

What products are available?

We offer 3 species of trees: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, and Nordmann Fir. Available tree heights range from 5′-10′.

Our greenery includes a 24″ Round Noble Fir Wreath, a Cross Wreath, Evergreen Swag, and Cedar Garland in 50′ strands.

What about the quality and freshness of your products?

Our trees and wreaths are nursery quality graded and come direct to you from the Pacific Northwest. Compared to retail lots and “big box” stores, there is no comparison. Our trees are hand selected and tagged in our fields each year. In addition, the wreaths and greens are all “handmade” and are of superior quality and freshness. 

Why is a Christmas Tree fundraiser environmentally friendly?

It is much better environmentally to use a natural agricultural crop and recycle it after the holidays. Real Christmas trees are a renewable, recyclable, and natural product that are produced in the Pacific Northwest United States. The trees are grown as crops, just like corn or wheat, and raised on a farm. Once harvested, new seedlings are planted to replace harvested trees. Artificial Christmas trees are a non-renewable, non-biodegradable, plastic and metal product most often made in overseas factories. For more information Click Here.

Is there a minimum order for Direct Delivery?

Yes, to receive direct delivery to your site, there is a minimum 125 TREE order requirement. Wreaths do not count towards the 125 tree minimum. If using the Trees for Troops add on to your fundraiser 25 of those donations count toward your 125 tree minimum. For groups who do NOT meet the minimum 125 tree requirement, we do offer an alternative. See our “Co-Op” program detailed below.

What is the Co-Op program?

For smaller groups who are unable to reach the 125 minimum tree order, we offer our Co-Op program. Your group may participate in the program with a minimum order of 50 trees. For a fee of $50, your group’s products will be combined with other groups who did not meet their minimum and will be delivered to a specific location. To participate in the Co-Op program, you will be required to provide volunteers to work together to offload, count, and seperate the order. Once the count is finalized, your group will then take your order back to your own site for distribution to your customers.

How are products delivered?

Products will be delivered directly to your site with a minimum order of 125 trees. You will be given a 4-hour window on the date you select to expect your product. We cannot promise or guarantee a specific delivery time based on truck routes, weather delays, mechanical issues or other unseen circumstances.

Upon arrival of the 53′ semi-truck, your volunteers will be responsible for offloading your order.

“Wreath Only” groups will be delivered to a specified location at a local drop site.

What are the delivery dates?
Program Delivery Dates: Your Customer Pick-up Date:
Socal:

Friday, Novemember 29th, 2019

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Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

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Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Socal Weekend 2:

Friday, December 6th, 2019

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Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

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Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Norcal:
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 Friday, December 6th, 2019
Are there shipping charges?

Shipping charges are calculated based on your final order. They are included in the suggested retail price. Rates are determined on current fuel and transportation costs.

Are sales materials provided?

Yes, we provide many helpful selling tools (ie: sales manuals, customizable flyers, and social media memes.) Our valuable sales tracker tool will help you maintain a record of your customers and their orders. You can download and reuse this list each consecutive year. All materials are available online and located through your personal member site.

How much do we charge our customers?

We provide a suggested retail price list on the customizable sales flyer that you may adjust based on your group’s demographics.

Are we obligated to order once we sign up?

No, there is never an obligation to order. However, we do ask that you contact us ASAP if your organization does not choose to use Wood Mountain for your fundraiser.

How is payment sent to Wood Mountain?

Payment must be submitted to Wood Mountain via 2-day shipping with tracking number to 32985 Embassy Drive, Temecula, CA 92592.