Are you a “real tree” lover? From the fresh pine scent to the luxurious feel of soft needles, some people just have to have a real tree to trim at Christmas.
Well, you’re in luck! Kansas is home to dozens of Christmas tree farms! From pre-cut to saw-it-yourself to living trees you can plant, you just might find this year’s tree at a farm down the road.
Find a Local Tree Farm
These two websites have maps to help you locate a tree farm near you.
Kansas Christmas Tree Growers Association
The Kansas Christmas Tree Growers Association is a group of tree farmers who shares tips and tricks about tree farming and forestry.
Like a pine tree with long, soft needles? How about one that can stand the weight of Aunt Gertie’s collection of clay ornaments? They have a nice explanation of the different types of pine, plus tips on caring for your tree on their website.
Pick Your Own Christmas Tree
PickYourOwnChristmasTree.org has a handy list broken down by state, then county. Some farms listed have other activities and even goods for sale — think petting zoos, wreaths and festive snacks — so you can make a day of it.
They also have information on recycling your Christmas tree after the holidays.
We love road-trip adventures, but when you have a car full of kids on a mission to bring home a tree, be sure to call the farm directly before you head out. No sense starting off the season on the wrong foot!
- Hours of operation
- Tree availability
- What kinds of trees they have
- Who is responsible for cutting trees
- Additional activities
And make sure you dress for the weather! We live in Kansas. Need we say more?
Happy tree hunting!