Beginner’s Guide to Christmas Tree Farming

Beginners Guide


Lessons Learned

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Thanks for Stopping in to check out our resource.   We are starting a new Christmas tree farm here in Springfield Kentucky.  Our goal is to build this guide as we go.  We Had some existing knowledge about tree farms, but we are leaning ALOT as it pertains to Christmas tree Farms.  This Guide is a Work in Progress.  This page will eventually House all the links to all of the pages and Resources for Prospective or New Christmas tree Famers.    Please Come back to check on the Progress.  

For  questions  Idea’s and Contribution please email [email protected]   —–A Co-Author is Welcome, please let me know!

At a High level There will be chapters covering:  

1. General Pro’s and Cons for Those considering. 

2. Land  Requirements and Site Selection, 

3. Farm layout, 

4. Soil Preparation and Amendments, 

5. Cover Crops,  

6. Species Selection,  

7. Seedling and Transplants Stock

8. Field Prep For Planting, 

9. Irrigation  

10. Field Maintenance and upkeep

11. Harvest Planning

12. Small Business marketing considerations

13. Sales and Sales Site Prep

14. Associations 

15. Recommended Reading and Valuable Resources.


7. Seedling and Transplants Stock

If you are Starting a New Christmas Tree Farm the below offer seedlings and Transplant offerings. I was Sent a List From a Local Tree Farm, Which I have only really added a couple entries ( Feedback welcome)  But I believe it original List was compiled by Woods Tree Farm in Virginia.


Company NameLocationWebsite
Alpha Nurseries, IncHolland, MI
Asack & SonBarton, VT
Aucker’s NurseryWilliston, FL
Berkey’s NurserySpartansburg, PA
Bosch’s Countryview NurseryAllendale, MI
Brooks Tree FarmBrooks, OR
Byron Lakeview NurseryByron, GA
Canaan Fir Tree CompanyGranville, OH
Chief River NurseryGrafton, WI
Drakes Crossing NurserySilverton, OR
Downey NurseryHatley, QC (Canada)
Flickinger’s NurserySagamore,
Franke FarmsMarion, NY
Grant FarmsGrant, LA
Hensler NurseryHamlet, IN
Itasca GreenhouseItasca, MN
Kathy Shore NurserySparta, NC
Meadowview Tree Farm, Nursery, LLCNaples, NY
Musser Forests, IncIndiana, PA
Needlefast EvergreensLudington, MI
New Life NurseryHolland, MI
Newell’s Evergreen NurseryLake City, MI
Northern Minnesota NurseryFloodwood, MN
Northern PinesLake City, MI
Peterson’s Riverview NurseryAllegan, MI
Pikes Peak NurseryPenn Run, PA
Porcupine HollowCentral Lake, MI
Red RockChelsea,
Reliable Source Seeds & TransplantsFairchance, PA
Swanson’s Evergreen NurseryNiagara, WI
Tennessee WholesaleAltamont Tennessee
Tree Haven Evergreen NurseryElma Center, NYn/a
Van’s Pines NurseryWest Olive, MI
Wahmoff Farms NurseryGobles, MI
Weir Tree FarmsColebrook, NH

15. Recommended Reading and Valuable Resources.

We Have Started a Podcast, It will feature an Episode for each of our Guide’s New Christmas Tree Farmers Sections.