Once upon a time, Rob and his dad were talking about what Rob could do for work after college. “Hey, you could sell Christmas trees.” Why not, thought Rob, and with that was on his way to a lengthy, if not exactly lucrative, career in seasonal produce. Soon enough, December passed, Rob had provided a couple hundred Atlanta families with yuletide cheer, and the next step was obvious: a couple weeks’ vacation in order to go rock climbing. Nine months later, autumn was well under way, Rob had spent many a day under blue western skies climbing in Utah and Yosemite and Texas and everywhere in between, and it was time to go to work again. That was in 1993.
Since then, Rob has brought Kendra on board (they’re married), sought out the country’s sole certified organic Christmas tree farmer as well as trees with the Certified Naturally Grown certification, all the while continuing to provide beautiful, quality trees from the Abel family. Little Rob’s Christmas Trees remains a family outfit, from Rob and Kendra to the many loyal Atlanta customers whose little rug-rats are now figuring out their own post-college plans.
Several generations of itinerant climbers continue to fund their vertical dreams with a stint slinging trees on the Little Rob’s lot. Sometimes, we count ourselves among them.
3259 Roswell Road (at East Andrews Dr.) Atlanta, GA 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., November 24th to Christmas (470) 303-1277