It’s the magical time of year when Christmas trees start to go up in houses. Before you can trim the tree and decorate it with lights and ornaments, you have to find the perfect tree. We’ve rounded up Christmas tree farms throughout the state to help you in your search.
|Janke Tree Farm||Allegan, Michigan||Janke Tree Farm offers tree cutting only until dark so if you arrive after 5:30 you'll have to select a pre-cut tree. They also offer centerpieces and garland for inside or outside and wreathes.|
|Leber Trees||Allegan, Michigan||Pick out the perfect tree for your home at Leber Trees. They offer one of the largest varieties around and also have wreaths and tree stands available for your convenience.|
|Peterson's Riverview Nursery||Allegan, Michigan||Peterson's carries pre-cut trees as well as offering the option for u-cut. They have free wagon rides out to their fields and provide hot chocolate for free!|
|Bosch's Countryview Nursery||Allendale, Michigan||Pick out a tree at Bosch's Countryview Nursery. While you're there, share your Christmas list with Santa or go for a horse-drawn wagon ride.|
|Braun's Trees||Ann Arbor, Michigan||Braun's Trees located in Ann Arbor has pre-cut Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, and Concolor Fir trees, and an even larger variety in u-cut trees. Don't forget to pick up a handcrafted wreath or garland too.|
|Western's Tree Farm||Applegate, Michigan||Western's Tree Farm has pre-cut and table-top tree, as well as a u-cut option. Be sure to bring your Christmas list to Santa when you come to pick a tree. While there, go for a free horse-drawn carriage ride or tractor hayride too.|
|Blake Farms||Armada, Michigan||Blake Farms has created a winter wonderland with u-cut and pre-cut trees. Take a wagon ride out to the tree farm while enjoying their delicious donuts, peppermint hot chocolate, craft beer or cider.|
|Lenderink Christmas Tree Farm||Belmont, Michigan||Cut your own tree or pick the best of the bunch from the pre-cut trees at Lenderink Christmas Tree Farm. While you're visiting, enjoy some free hot chocolate. You can meet Santa on the weekends too!|
|Arend Tree Farms||Brooklyn & Grass Lake, Michigan||Arend Tree Farm has two locations throughout Michigan. Each location offers horse-drawn wagon rides (check the website for dates) you can enjoy before or after picking your tree.|
|Treichel's Trees||Carney, Michigan||Located in the Upper Peninsula, Treichel's Trees allows you to select a tree from there 280 acres that you can cut yourself or have a team member cut for you. Treichel's Trees also offers Balsam wreaths or Blue Spruce wreathes with bow decorations.|
|Red Flannel Tree Farm||Cedar Springs, Michigan||Red Flannel Tree Farm opens its doors the day after Thanksgiving. After selecting your tree, visit the farm's shop where you will find unique holiday hangers, decorated vintage sleds, holiday porch pots and more. It’s important to note that they only accept cash and checks.|
|Urquhart's Tree Farm||Chelsea, Michigan||At Urquhart's Tree Farm, you'll want to take a wagon ride to pick out your tree. The ride takes you over a beautiful river and past deer, sheep, and llamas. Don't forget to pick up hot chocolate or coffee after to browse the gift shop with ornaments, wreaths, roping and more.|
|Rattalee Lake Tree Farm||Clarkston, Michigan||Come pick a pre-cut Fraser Fir or select a Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Pine or Scotch Pine u-cut tree. They are also known for having a beautifully decorated barn with wreaths for purchase.|
|Westman's Tree Farm||Dexter, Michigan||Westman's carries Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir and Black Hill White Spruce trees. They only accept cash or check as payment.|
|Wahmhoff Farms Nursery||Gobles, Michigan||Wahmhoff Farms Nursery offers the option to cut your own tree or pick a pre-cut tree. Don't forget to pick up some holly berries, pine cones and bows to decorate your tree.|
|Top Hill Farms||Goodrich, Michigan||Top Hill Farms is a u-cut only farm. They provide saws to cut down the perfect tree for your home. Enjoy some hot chocolate, cider and baked treats on the hayride around the farm. Top Hill Farms only accepts cash and checks.|
|Vormittag Tree Farm||Grand Rapids, Michigan||Pick up a Concolor Fir, Fraser fir, Blue Spruce or White Pine tree at Vormittag Tree Farm. They also have beautiful handmade wreaths for you to choose from.|
|Church's Tree Farm||Grant, Michigan||Church's Tree Farm has beautiful healthy trees and wreaths. After picking the perfect tree, be sure to visit Moose Head to warm up with some hot chocolate or coffee and enjoy some delicious fresh roasted chestnuts.|
|Country Christmas Tree Farm||Greenwood, Michigan||Country Christmas Tree Farm has a variety of pre-cut trees to choose from and have Blue Spruce and Balsam First to cut. The tree farm offers professional family portraits too. You'll want to check out the gift shop before you go for unique decorations and ornaments.|
|Tall Timbers Tree Farm||Hartford, Michigan||Take a hayride to find the perfect tree at Tall Timbers Tree Farm. They offer u-cut, we cut or pre-cut options. Don't forget to pick up handmade wreaths and garland while you're there.|
|Broadview Christmas Tree Farm||Highland, Michigan||Broadview offers both u-cut and pre-cut trees in addition to wreaths. Santa visits their tree farm, but if you can't go on a day he visits, be sure to check out the petting farm area.|
|Schmukal Tree Farms||Kingsley, Michigan||Schmukal Tree Farm is a u-cut location with Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir and Concolor Fir Trees. Enjoy free wagon rides, hot chocolate and popcorn balls around the bonfire after you've picked your tree.|
|Peacock Road Family Farm||Laingsburg, Michigan||Peacock Road Family Farm has everything you could want for the holiday season including trees, wreaths and more. The real treat at Peacock is the Santa Experience. Take the kiddos on the Peacock Express train ride back to Santa's cabin. Enjoy some hot chocolate and roast marshmallows back at the cabin after meeting Santa.|
|Badger Country Christmas Tree Farm||Lawrence, Michigan||Badger Country Christmas Tree Farm has u-cut and pre-cut trees in various types. They also carry wreaths and garland. Be sure to check their website the weekends they offer horse-drawn wagon rides.|
|Nickelson's Christmas Trees||Ludington, Michigan||Nickelson's Christmas Trees, part of Needlefast Evergreens primarily grows Fraser fir Christmas trees, but also have other verities. You can get beautiful garland while you're there too.|
|Hillside Christmas Tree Farm||Manchester, Michigan||Bring the family to Hillside Christmas Tree Farm where the kids can play in the haystack play area. After playing and picking out a tree, enjoy some hot chocolate or cider and cookies inside the Christmas Barn.|
|Meister's Christmas Tree Farm||Marquette, Michigan||Meister's Christmas Tree Farm has a pre-cut tree lot in addition to offering u-cut trees. They also have wreaths in varies sizes.|
|Tannenbaum Farms||Mason, Michigan||Tannenbaum Farms takes you out on a wagon to find the best tree on their 180 acres. Don't forget to visit the farm when Santa is there too!|
|R A Farms||Nunica, Michigan||R A Farms has everything you need to get in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy donuts, hot chocolate, cider or coffee while warming up around their fire. Take a horse-drawn wagon out to pick your tree and don't forget to visit Santa while you're there too!|
|Addison - Oaks Christmas Tree Farm||Oakland, Michigan||Addison-Oaks Christmas Tree Farm carries Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Black Hill Spruce & Norway Spruce trees. Don't forget to check out their decorative accessories too.|
|Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm||Oxford, Michigan||Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm is as fun as it sounds! The tree farm has a variety of trees to choose from and custom wreaths, garland and table arrangements in their barn.|
|Loveberry's Tree Farm||Quincy, Michigan||At Loveberry's Tree Farm, you can find the perfect tree and celebrate the holiday season in their winter wonderland. They have a bonfire going so you can stay warm while being outside and kick off the holiday season.|
|Duddles Tree Farms||Reed City, Michigan||Duddles Tree Farm in Reed City carries Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce and Scotch Pine that are available for u-cut or pre-cut for you. They offer free hot dogs and have delicious Michigan maple syrup available at the farm too.|
|Hart Tree Farm||Rockford, Michigan||Hart Tree Farm is located in Rockford, Michigan. They offer the option for you to cut your own tree or for you to pick out a pre-cut tree. In addition to Christmas trees, they have wreaths, greens and garland.|
|Kluck Nursery||Saginaw, Michigan||The kids can have fun picking out a tree and playing on the straw fort Kluck Nursery builds each year. On the weekends, Kluck offers concessions and wagon rides too. Kluck Nursery is a u-cut only tree farm.|
|Andy T's Farm Market||Saint Johns, Michigan||Andy T's offers a wonderful holiday experience in addition to their trees, wreaths and grave blankets. Check their website to find out when you can meet Santa, his reindeer, and get your face painted!|
|Vander Sys Tree Farm||Weidman, Michigan||Vander Sys offers a variety of species for both u-cut and pre-cut trees. While at VanderSys, you'll want to pick up pre-made wreaths, garland, or grave blankets or place a custom order.|
|Prince Nursery & Trees||Zeeland, West Olive & Grand Haven, Michigan||Prince Nursery & Trees has three locations throughout Michigan with trees and wreaths. The West Olive location opened early November, while the other two locations open the day after Thanksgiving. Only cash and checks are available at all locations.|
Tree Selection Tips
The staff at the Christmas tree farm you select will be very knowledgeable and can assist you when you’re picking the right tree for your home, but here are a few helpful tips as well.
- Before leaving home, measure where your tree will be placed. Measure the height AND width so you don’t run into trouble when you return home with your tree. Do not set up your tree in front of a fireplace or furnace vent.
- Research the different tree species. The tree varieties have different types of branches and needles. It’s important to pick a tree that will hold up your prized ornaments.
- Test the tree for dryness by running a brand through your enclosed hand. If the needles fall off easily, the tree could be too dry. Additionally, if branches snap easily, the tree is too dry.
Tree Care Tips
Properly taking care of your tree is vital to make sure it lasts until you celebrate. Follow these tips to make sure your tree looks its best throughout the season.
- Keep your tree watered. With the tree being in a warm home, it can absorb roughly a quart of water a day. If your tree runs out of water, experts recommend making a fresh cut to reopen the closed pores.
- Check all lights for any faulty wiring to prevent a fire from starting. If possible, use miniature lights, which produce low heat to help prevent the tree from drying out quicker.
Disposing & Recycling Trees
Removing a tree from your home can be messy. Placing a plastic tree bag under the stand of your tree is recommended for easy removal after the holiday season. If needles fall off the tree during removal, consider sweeping them up with a broom as the needles can be bad for vacuums. Once you’ve bagged your tree, here are your options for disposal.
- Curbside Pickup: Many carriers will pick up trees the weeks following the holiday. It’s possible they will have size restrictions so be sure to check with your local carrier.
- Recycling Center: A recycling center near you may offer free drop-off of your tree.
- Nonprofits: Check with the nonprofit organizations in your area, they may offer tree pick up for a small donation.