If you’re looking for just the right farm-fresh tree and a holiday experience the whole family can enjoy, you’ll find both at one of these eight Christmas tree farms.
There is no shortage of Christmas tree farms in Pennsylvania. With more than 1,400 in the state (according to the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association) Pennsylvania is one of the top producers of Christmas trees, along with Oregon, North Carolina, and Michigan.
Pennsylvania’s Christmas tree farms cover about 31,000 acres total and produce a million trees each year, giving lovers of farm-fresh trees plenty of options. The farms also provide unique holiday experiences beyond simply picking a tree.
If you’re looking for just the right tree this season, consider picking one out at one of these eight Christmas tree farms:
Mytrysak Family Farms – Indiana
Indiana, just one hour east of Pittsburgh, is known as the Christmas Tree Capital of the World. The town earned the nickname in 1956, when 700,000 trees were harvested in Indiana County that year, according to the county’s own Christmas Tree Growers’ Association.
In addition to getting a fresh tree from Mytrysak Family Farms, downtown Indiana is a Christmastime destination. Jimmy Stewart, star of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” was born in Indiana, and the town honors his life and career with a Jimmy Stewart museum.
Evergreen Acres Christmas Tree Farm – Auburn
Owners Paul and Sharon Shealer were the 2022 Grand Champion Growers in the National Christmas Tree Association’s National Christmas Tree Contest. As a result, one of the farm’s 18-foot tall firs is on display at the White House. Evergreen Acres Christmas Tree Farm won the same award in 2000. If these trees are good enough for the First Family, they should be good enough for you.
Crystal Spring Tree Farm – Lehighton
The Pennsylvania State Capitol is currently displaying a 20-foot tall Douglas fir from Crystal Spring Tree Farm. The Botek family’s 200-acre farm has produced a number of award-winning trees over the years. One was displayed at the White House, and another was a featured tree in Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Forest View Evergreen Farms – Galeton
This 200-acre property in Potter County is a century farm, which means it has been in the same family for 100 years. It is now owned and operated by the third generation. Wilbur Heuser, who founded the farm in 1925, invented and patented farm equipment. In 1992, trees from this farm surrounded the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center.
Heritage Tree Farm – Rothsville
Small but mighty, this 23-acre farm grows six different varieties, including fraser fir, Douglas fir, concolor fir, blue spruce, turkish fir, and white pine. The family hosts workshops to teach others how to make fresh wreaths from their trees.
Westlake Tree Farms – Pottstown
This tree farm provides a complete Christmas experience. Located in quaint St. Peters Village, guests can ride a wagon through this fourth-generation farm to find a Christmas tree and also visit Santa and see the train display in the barn.
Kuhn’s Tree Farm – State College
The owners and operators at Kuhn’s might be some of the most educated of all Pennsylvania tree growers. The owner, Larry, was a professor of ornamental horticulture for 30 years. The tree growers at this central PA farm pay special attention to detail, inspecting each tree as it is cut.
Yeager’s Farm and Market – Phoenixville
This is a year-round farm that has been family owned and operated for over 200 years. The Yeagers’ started growing Christmas trees in the 80s, when dairy wasn’t enough to sustain the farm. Guests can choose from seven varieties of trees and a plethora of seasonal goodies in the market.
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