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!)
Belmond – Aldrich Tree Farm
Cambridge – Strautman Tree Farm
Clear Lake – Kragel Christmas Trees
Cumming – Howell Tree Farm
Delmar – Hainstock Christmas Trees
Fairbank – Wapsie Pines Christmas Tree Farm
Forest City – Fisher Trees
Hampton – Carlson Tree Farm
Jefferson – Deal’s Orchard
Marcus – Country Pines Tree Farm
Maxwell – THE Christmas Tree Farm
Minburn – Hill’s Tree Farm
Morning Sun – Honey Creek Timbers
New Sharon – Prairie Pines Christmas Tree Farm
North Liberty – Colony Acres Family Farm
Osceola – G&R Plantation
Oskaloosa – Scotch Hill Christmas Tree Farm
Runnells – Miller Tree Farm
Sheldon – The Christmas Grainery
Solon – Handley’s Holiday Hillside
State Center – Victorian Pines
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