Winter Guide: Christmas tree farms


Some people keep their Christmas tree in a box in their basement, others shop for theirs in a nearby parking lot, and yet others make a day of it. For those looking to travel a little bit for the perfect specimen to chop down, we've got a list of places in Minnesota and Wisconsin worth the winter trek.

[jump] Covered Bridge Farm

18655 Forest Blvd, Forest Lake 651.464.0735

Choose and harvest Balsam fir and Colorado spruce.

Goldenman Christmas Trees

25510 128th St, Zimmerman 763.856.4304

Choose and harvest Scotch pine, white pine, Norway pine, blue spruce, Balsam fir, and Fraser fir. Hayrides available.

Halley Tree Farm

17338 Lyons St, Forest Lake 651.464.6027

Choose and harvest Scotch pine, white pine, and Colorado spruce. Also precut trees.

Hansen Tree Farm

7440 Alpine Dr, Ramsey 651.247.1952

Choose and harvest Scotch, white, or Norway pine, Balsam fir, or blue or white spruce. Also wreaths, precut trees, tree wrapping, free hayrides, and hot drinks.

Isanti Pinestead

1602 285th Ave, Isanti 763.444.8206

Choose and harvest blue spruce, white spruce, balsam fir, Scotch pine, Fraser fir, Norway pine, and white pine. Also precut trees and wreaths. Hayrides, barnyard animals, Santa, and an antique bobsled and Russian sleigh.

Iverson Tree Farms

Hwy 7 & County Rd. 27 612.363.0576

Balsam fir, Black Hills spruce, Scotch pine, and Colorado blue & green spruce.

Log Cabin Pines

6345 E 240th St, Elko 952.461.2448

Choose and harvest white pine and Balsam fir. Preharvested trees available.

Petersen Tree Farm

6113 Cty. Rd. 6 SE, Ramsey 763.441.6094

Choose and harvest Scotch, Norway, and white pine, blue and white spruce, and balsam and Fraser fir. With wreaths, tree stands.

Revak Nursery

24066 Pillsbury Ave, Lakeville 952.469.1200

Choose and harvest from spruce, fir, and pine selections. Also precut trees.

Rum River Tree Farm

21050 Lake George Blvd NW, Anoka 763.753.4595

Choose and harvest White pine, Scotch pine, Balsam, Spruce, Fraser fir and Norway pine. With wreaths, Santa, petting zoo, horse-drawn sleigh rides.

Stillwater Christmas Tree Farm

12303 May Ave N, Stillwater 651.430.2788

Balsam and Fraser fir, Scotch and white pine, Colorado and white spruce. With wreaths, precut trees.

Turck's Trees

67304 MN Hwy 24, Litchfield 320.693.3944

Choose and harvest Fraser fir, Balsam, Scotch pine, white pine, Colorado blue spruce, Black Hills spruce, and Norway pine. Also wreaths, hayrides.

Willow River Tree Farm

850 Kelly Rd, Hudson, WI 715.386.3196

Fraser fir, Scotch and white pine, Colorado spruce. Also wreaths, wagon rides, and petting zoo.

Wolcyn Tree Farms & Nursery

4542 Hwy 95 NW, Cambridge 763.689.3346

Scotch and white pine, spruce, balsam, and Fraser fir. Also precut trees, wreaths, free hot cider, coffee, popcorn, and cookies daily and free hayrides on weekends.