Making the Process Easy
Our main parking lot is to the right of the barn as you enter. 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, follow the “Tractor Ride” signs and 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 from the saw rack.
When the wagons return, passengers and trees are unloaded on the right side of the barn, directly into the “Shake and Bale” station. Please deposit your saw on the rack at the drop off spot.
This unloading area is right next to the parking lot so you can easily take your tree to your vehicle.
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 outside of the barn at the loading station. Once you find your perfect tree you can use a saw to cut it down or grab one of our trusty sawyers wearing a red vest and they will help you. After you yell “TIMBER!” you can drag your tree to the tractor road to a “tractor stops here” sign and the tractor will pick you and your tree up.
All trees are shaken when we unload them from the wagons to help remove dry needles.
The trees can then be baled, if desired, (bundled in netting).
Next, the trunk of the tree can be drilled at the base to fit the pin for our Stand Straight Tree Stands®.
5. Wreath Shop and Payment
Customers are then invited into the Wreath Shop. There, you can watch our skilled wreath makers turn out the large selection of wreaths that are available for sale (price list here). Our cashier is located in the wreath shop and accepts cash, checks, or credit cards. Here we also offer our guests complimentary hot cocoa to warm up after picking out a tree!
6. Safely Secure Your Tree for the Drive Home
If you do not have a truck or space for your tree inside your vehicle, 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 and will assist you (but they are kids, not experts). Please, check and double-check for yourself to make sure that your tree is secure before you drive out of the parking lot. Attaching your tree well and keeping your tree attached to your vehicle is your responsibility. It does not feel like a merry Christmas when you see your tree in flight behind your vehicle on the interstate! Please secure your tree well!
7. Go home and decorate and enjoy Christmas with your family
After decorating, enter our tree decorating contest by posting your tree on your own Facebook page and tagging our farm. Make sure to set your privacy setting on that post to “public” so that we can see it!