It’s officially the holiday season, which means it's time to spruce things up. It’s easy to be blinded by the lights, but let's not fir-get the most important part – your beloved Christmas tree. Find the perfect tree at one of these Greater Des Moines tree farms. The best ones go fast, so act soon so you don’t end up with a real Charlie Brown Christmas tree situation.
Howell’s Tree Farm
The Howell family began planting Christmas trees in 1963 and has been successfully selling them in Cumming ever since. With more than 2,500 evergreen trees on 50 acres, you’re sure to find the perfect one for you. With limited number of precut trees, Howell’s encourages your family to head out to the field to cut your own tree. Not only does Howell’s have trees, but wreaths as well. Choose from dozens of designs for the perfect design.
Miller Tree Farm
Head east to Runnells and you’ll arrive at Miller Tree Farm. Growing trees since 1954, Miller Tree Farm has three different fields of Christmas trees to choose from, so the options are endless. You can choose from pines, firs, or even a spruce. Plus, Miller Tree Farm makes the entire process as easy as can be. After you cut your tree (or choose a pre-cut one), they place the tree on their shaker to shake out all the loose needles. They’ll also bag and secure your tree, making it an easy trip home!
While the trees at Deal’s Orchard in Jefferson are the main attraction, Deal’s has many other offerings to make for a jolly day. Take your time picking your tree, and then head over to the Apple Barn. Here you’ll find décor and gift options, as well as Deal’s Hot Cider with Cinnamon Sticks. Before you head out, make sure to get a photo of the kids in Santa’s sleigh, as well as a pack of Deal’s Hard Cider to have once the kids have gone to bed.
Walnut Ridge Christmas Tree Farm
If Christmas tree farms are your thing, Walnut Ridge is the perfect place for you. They have 40,000+ trees growing at one time, that can grow over ten feet tall! Each tree has been growing 8 – 12 years, and is now ready for the perfect home to spend the holiday season in. Plus, stock up on wreaths, greenery, and so much more.
Hill’s Tree Farm
Hill’s Tree Farm in Minburn has plenty of options for you. They have nine different types of trees, allowing you to choose the one that fits your family best. From White Pine to Douglas Fir, each tree has its own special characteristics. Be sure to stop in the Tree Shed for wreaths, centerpieces, and more. Stop at the fire pit to roast a marshmallow or two to take on the road as well!
Strautman’s Christmas Tree Farm
Head out and explore all 90 acres of Strautman’s Christmas Tree Farm in Cambridge. They offer thousands of trees to choose from, whether you want to cut your own, or take a precut one instead. Looking for a place to take your holiday card photo? Strautman’s Christmas Tree Farm is open every day for photographers to explore, no reservation needed.
The Christmas Tree Farm
At The Christmas Tree Farm in Maxwell, you can go and get a sneak peek before deciding which one you want. They officially open for harvesting the day after Thanksgiving but are open beforehand for tagging. Take the family, explore the farm, find the perfect tree for you, and tag it before someone else does! The Christmas Tree Farm provides your saw and sled and will shake your tree for you as well. Plus, Santa will be at the farm multiple weekends throughout the season. Pop by and say hello to the big guy!