Making the Process Easy
OurÂ main parking lot is to the right of the barn as you enter.Â There is also limited parking directly in front of the barn. (Just make sure that your vehicle is not blocking a road for the tractors.) After you park you can head down to the left side of the barn to check out the samples of our tree varieties and to select the kind of tree you’d like to pick from.
Feel free to walk into the fields, or you can hop onto the wagon for a tractor ride into the fields. The tractor will pick you up on the lower left-hand side of the barn. You can borrow a saw here, right inside the barn door.Â
When the wagons return, passengers and trees are unloaded on the right side of the barn, directly into the “Shake and Bale” station.
This unloading area is right next to the parking lot so you can easily take your tree to your vehicle.
It can get confusingÂ when people try to get onto the wagon in this area so remember to walk around in front of the barn to board the wagon.
3. Pick and Cut Your Tree
Let the tractor driver know what kind of tree you would like and he will drop you off at that field. If there is a specific height you are looking for tell the driver the size you’d like in feet. We have poles to help you measure tree height that you can request from the tractor driver. We provide saws in the barn or on the tractor. Once you find your perfect tree you can use a saw to cut it down or grab one of ourÂ trusty sawyers wearing a red vest and they will help you. After you yell “TIMBER!” you can drag your tree to the tractor road where you were dropped off and the tractor will pick you and your tree up.
All trees are shaken when we unload them from the wagons to help removeÂ dry needles.
The trees can then be baled, if desired, (bundled in netting)Â for an additional dollar.
Next, the trunk of the tree can be drilled at the base to fit the pin forÂ our Stand Straight Tree StandsÂ®.
5. Hot Chocolate, Wreath Shop, and PaymentÂ
Customers are then invitedÂ into the Wreath ShopÂ for a complimentary cup of hot chocolate or coffee.
There, you can watch our skilled wreath makers turn out the large selection of wreaths that are available for sale. Our cashier is located in the wreath shop.Â
6. Safely Secure Your Tree for the Drive Home
We have twine available for your convenience to attach your tree to your vehicle. It is up to you to securely fix your tree to your vehicle. We have sawyers that can give you pointers but please, check and double check that your tree is secure before you drive out of the parking lot. No one likes a tree in flight on the interstate!