Find the perfect Christmas tree at these 24 Iowa farms

Find the perfect Christmas tree at these 24 Iowa farms

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By Amie Rivers

December 7, 2023

Iowa farmers only plant corn and beans, you say?

Tell that to the 100+ Christmas tree farms dotted across Iowa’s snowy landscape this time of year, where you can pick out the perfect Scotch pine, white pine, Canaan fir, Douglas fir, Frasier fir, Colorado blue spruce, or other varieties of evergreens to have your living room smelling fresh this December.

The Iowa Christmas Tree Association maps many of the farms, and the closest is likely an easy drive for most of us.

Farms, most family owned, have cut-your-own trees, pre-cut trees, or both. Many also provide additional products and services like shaking out the old needles, bundling the tree, and tying it to your car—plus tree stands, centerpieces, and wreaths for sale. Some also have holiday decor, snacks, hot cider, and photo opportunities.

Here’s a selection of some of Iowa’s Christmas tree farms—alphabetically by city name—along with their websites for more information. (Some have already sold out for the season, so check before you go!)

BelmondAldrich Tree Farm

CambridgeStrautman Tree Farm

Clear LakeKragel Christmas Trees

CummingHowell Tree Farm

DelmarHainstock Christmas Trees

ElyCedar’s Edge Evergreen Market

FairbankWapsie Pines Christmas Tree Farm

Forest CityFisher Trees

HamptonCarlson Tree Farm

IndianolaQuilted Gardens & Nursery and Walnut Ridge Farm

JeffersonDeal’s Orchard

MarcusCountry Pines Tree Farm

MaxwellTHE Christmas Tree Farm

MinburnHill’s Tree Farm

Morning SunHoney Creek Timbers

New SharonPrairie Pines Christmas Tree Farm

North LibertyColony Acres Family Farm

OsceolaG&R Plantation

OskaloosaScotch Hill Christmas Tree Farm

RunnellsMiller Tree Farm

SheldonThe Christmas Grainery

SolonHandley’s Holiday Hillside

State CenterVictorian Pines

  • Amie Rivers

    Amie Rivers is Starting Line's community editor, labor reporter and newsletter snarker-in-chief. Previously, she was an award-winning journalist at the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier; now, she very much enjoys making TikToks and memes. Send all story tips and pet photos to [email protected] and sign up for our newsletter here.

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