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Tri-State’s guide to Christmas trees and tree farms

There's just something special about picking a live Christmas tree for the holidays. Yes, it's true. They do require more work than fake, pre-lit trees, but it is worth it. Real trees are unique, smell good and usually grab more attention than fake ones.

Care tips:

Give your tree some water as soon as you get it home.
To keep your tree fresh for as long as possible, set it up in a cool place and away from heaters, fireplaces and direct sunlight to slow down the drying process.
Monitor your tree to be sure it still has water and that it has not dried out.

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Source: Sycamore Valley Tree Farm

Sycamore Valley Tree Farm

The first Christmas tree at Sycamore Valley Tree Farm was planted in 1956 and they continue today! Trees can be cut fresh or tagged to be cut later. They offer:

  • Pre-cut Douglas Fir
  • Pre-cut Scotch Pine
  • Farm-grown Scotch
  • Farm-grown White Pine
  • Farm-grown Spruce
  • Farm-grown Fir

Hours: 

Saturdays & Sundays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mondays & Fridays: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

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Source: Goebel Farms

Goebel Farms

Grab a free cup of hot chocolate and then venture through Goebel Farms’ ten acres (or just through the closest acre) for the Christmas meant for you! Trees can be cut fresh or tagged to be cut at a later date. Goebel Farms also offers tree stands, bags and everything you need for your live Christmas Tree. They offer Fraser Fir trees along with balled and burlap trees.

The Goebel Farms barn slide is open for play, too!

Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Source: Farm 57

Farm 57

Farm 57 just received fresh cut North Carolina Fraser Firs, garland and wreaths!

Head to their Facebook page for hours and updates.

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Source: Harper Tree Farm

Harper Tree Farm

Harper Tree Farm has helped establish family traditions for four generations! They consist of 100 acres located in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest. They offer:

  • Pre-Cut Scotch Pine
  • Pre-Cut White Pine
  • Pre-Cut Fraser Fir
  • Farm-grown White Pine
  • Farm-grown Norway Spruce

Hours:

Open Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. until December 24

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Source: SWN Garden Center

SWN Garden Center

Ditch your old, fake Christmas wreath and upgrade to a handmade wreath from SWN. They’re made with a variety of evergreens including holly, pine, cypress and juniper that are all sourced here in Evansville.

They also offer fresh-cut Scotch Pine & Fraser Fir Christmas Trees!

Hours: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Closed Monday, Thursday & Sunday

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Hill Top Tree Farm

Hill Top Free farm is just outside of Owensboro, KY. Along with live Christmas Trees they have wreaths, garland and balled and burlap trees. They offer: White Pine

  • Norway Spruce
  • Fraser Fir

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Boy Scouts

Many area Boy Scout Troops have set up shop selling Christmas trees and wreaths. Expect to see a handful of young scouts to help you at the tree lot! The proceeds benefit each troop’s activities for the year.

Boy Scout Troop 383 Tree Lot 

Find Troop 383 at the Vann Ave Soccer fields off the Lloyd Expressway. They are open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. -9 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. They offer Fraser fir, Balsam fir, Blue Spruce, Black Hills Spruce, White pine, Douglas fir, Scotch pine.

Boy Scout Troop/Crew 399

Find Troop 399 on the grounds of Sacred Heart Church. They are open daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. They offer Balsam pine, Frazier fir and wreaths.