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A Real Christmas Tree is the Best!

What makes a Real C hristmas Tree so Special?

Walk into a room with the fresh scent of a real Christmas tree, and you can't help but get into the holiday mood! Evergreen branches and natural wreaths throughout your house are all part of a wonderful Christmas season!

In addition to their fragrance and beauty, did you know that real Christmas trees benefit our environment and our economy in a variety of ways?

  • Trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Approximately 1 million beautiful acres are in production for growing Christmas Trees. For every tree cut in the Winter, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place the following Spring.
     
  • Each tree grows in its field for at least 6 years, some up to 15 or 20 years. While those trees are living the harvest cycle, they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. They also support complex ecosystems, providing habitat for many different creatures. That’s a lot more than an artificial tree provides – artificial trees actually may contain metal toxins like lead.
     
  • There are approximately 25 – 30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in North America every year, employing more than 100,000 people full- or part-time. (80% of artificial trees are manufactured in China.)
     
  • Now, more than ever, recycling a Real Christmas Tree can be a convenient part of your holiday tradition.  One way to recycle is to buy a live tree and plant it in your yard after the holidays. Learn more about getting a live, balled Christmas tree that can be replanted.

    Another way is to recycle your Real Christmas Tree locally.  You can take your tree to several Oakland County Parks for recycling drop-off. Check out their web site for details. You can also contact your city's waste disposal department for information about recycling your Christmas tree.

This year, enjoy a Real Christmas Tree!

Choose the type of Christmas Tree that's Right for You!

Our popular Christmas tree varieties come in both ultra-fresh precut, which are cut by our crew weekly, and a limited number of you-cut trees for those looking for a hike around the farm. Availability will change throughout the season. If you're seeking a large tree, above 15ft, let one of our attendants know. They can help you find your way!

Some of our pre-cut trees are SHEARED and bushy, while the rest and our cut-your-own trees have been carefully PRUNED to maintain a natural, shapely appearance.

All the prices listed below include shaking and wrapping your tree.

Balsam Fir branch Colorado Spruce branch

Balsam Fir

This short-needled fir tree has a beautiful dark green color, accented by the blue-colored underside of the needle. Its fragrance has made it the tree most recognizable as a Christmas tree when people walk into a room. Needle retention can be up to several weeks.

2013: Available pre-cut; a few you-cut throughout the farm. Trees up to 30'

Colorado Spruce

Colorado Spruce has a very stiff needle and strong branches, which make for a very formal appearance. The tree has moderate needle retention as a cut tree, and can usually be used in the home for up to a few weeks.

Available in cut-your-own and fresh pre-cut.
Trees up to 30'

Concolor Fir branch Douglas Fir branch

Concolor Fir

Concolor Fir is a soft, long-needled fir. Its open branching allows for a good number and size of decorations, while its long needles provide fullness and a dense appearance. The Concolor’s citrus-like scent makes it a pleasing tree for indoors. It can retain its needles for several weeks.

2013: Smaller sizes available pre-cut.
Trees 10ft up to 25ft available cut your own.

Douglas Fir

The soft, delicate-looking needles of the Douglas Fir give this tree a graceful appearance. The tree is long-lasting and is a traditional choice for many families. The flexible branches are great for lightweight decorations.

  2013: Available pre-cut and cut-your-own. Trees up to 25 feet

7ft to 12ft $43-$154

Frasier Fir branch

Fraser Fir

A close relative of the Balsam Fir, Fraser has a stiffer branch and more formal appearance. Native to the Carolinas, this tree has become a very popular tree for large Michigan growers on sandy soils. It holds its needles for several weeks.

2013: Available pre-cut, with limited cut-your-own availability. Trees up to 25ft

Serbian Spruce
Englemann Spruce
White Spruce

Most spruces are better cut later in the season. For a unique look, ask about these species when you visit!

Limited quantities Available in cut-your-own. Trees from 7ft to 25ft

Grand Fir * Noble Fir
Nordmann Fir * Veitch Fir
Cork Bark Fir

These firs are more common in the Pacific Northwest, but we have a small selection of them scattered through the farm. All with dark green, long-lasting needles, each has a beautiful shape.

Limited quantity available in cut-your-own (up to 100 trees).
Trees from 7ft up to 25ft

(Most Photos courtesy of The National Christmas Tree Association)

Make plans to take a horse-drawn hayride out to select your favorite real Christmas tree, purchase fresh evergreen wreaths, visit with Santa and his reindeer, and enjoy holiday refreshments at Trim Pines Farm.

Some of our finest sheared Fraser Fir:

Some of our finest pruned, natural Fraser Fir:

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