As you begin your shopping and decorating, don’t forget the centerpiece of many holiday traditions – the Christmas tree! Nothing marks the start of the season quite like the moment you put up your tree. And nothing comes close to the sights and smells of a fresh tree in your home!
No matter where you live in Indiana, there are producers in all corners of the state. Our map lists each of the Indiana Grown members who grow and sell Christmas trees so that you can support one near you!
Download a map of your own to find the closest tree farm near you. Click the links for each producer to learn the hours, location and more before you plan your visit!
There is so much more to your tree than meets the eye! Indiana ranks 11th in the nation with 200 tree farms producing almost 200,000 real Christmas trees per year, so they know a bit about this seasonal beauty. Here are a few facts from the Indiana Christmas Tree Growers Association that will help you appreciate your Christmas tree even more and wow your guests at your next holiday party:
- It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree 6 to 7 feet tall, or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years.
- Most Christmas trees are grown on farms utilizing soil that doesn’t support other crops.
- For every Real Christmas tree harvested 1-3 seedlings are planted the next spring.
- Growing Christmas trees is very labor intensive. The trees are shaped by annual pruning every year. This process is called shearing. The grower controls the growth of the tree through shearing to produce a bushy appearance and conical shape.
Happy holidays from Indiana Grown!