Christmas Tree Tips

How To Cut Your Tree

It takes time to choose the perfect tree, cut it and have it processed for you to pick up. Please allow 2 hours from the time your tree is cut until it is ready to pick up. The very last wagon ride to the trees is at 4:30. The farm closes at 6:00 PM.
Caution: Please watch for tree stumps, holes, fire ants and vines while in the tree area. Please do not allow your children to run through the trees as they could encounter unexpected holes, stumps, or someone carrying a saw. Smoking is only allowed in the parking lots.
There are 3 options to get to the trees:
(1)Take a free trailer ride to the Christmas Trees. Trailers will load behind the big orange roof building.
(2)Ride the Dewville Express train for $4 per person (included with a Christmas Activity Pass)
(3)Take a short walk to the trees.
Bow saws are provided for your use. Use the bow saw to cut your tree about 2 to 4 inches above ground level. Have a helper hold the tree straight while it is being cut. If the tree falls over or leans too far before the cut is complete, the tree trunk may split. Cut the tree about halfway from one side and then move to the opposite side to complete the cut. Be careful; the saws are extremely sharp. (Chain saws, axes and hatches are not permitted) Always cut away from your body and never leave the saw in a child’s possession. You will be charged for any trees you or your children cut down. Only trees with tags are for sale. Any tree without a tag that is cut down or otherwise destroyed will have a minimum charge of $200.
Each tree is individually tagged with a two-part tag. Write your cell phone number on the upper portion of the tag and leave it on the tree. Remove and keep the lower portion of the tree tag, then take a photo of the tag in case it gets lost.
Drag your tree to the nearest major pathway, then go have fun! A trailer will pick up your tree and transport it to tree processing while you explore the farm. Depending on how busy we are, the time from cutting to your tree being ready for pickup may vary between one to two hours.
Please board one of tractor-pulled trailers for your ride back to the main farm area. Once your tree is at processing it will be shaken to remove loose needles and baled with netting to allow for easier transport home. There is no charge for shaking and baling. We will text you when your tree reaches the processing area if you provided your cell number on the tree tag.
Paying for Your Tree
- Please pay for your tree in the Tree Checkout Barn or the Country Store. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Please pay for your tree and retrieve it from processing before 6 pm.
-For just $8.50, our independent contractors can load your tree onto a vehicle. Make sure to mention this option at checkout if you’re interested.
-If you decide to load the tree yourself, rope is provided at no charge.
Tree Pickup
-The tree pickup station is located just west of the Entrance Barn & Ticket Queue area.
-When you receive our text saying that your tree has reached processing, please proceed to the Tree Pickup Station with your paid receipt and the lower portion of the tree tag. Your tree should now be ready for loading within 15 minutes.  We suggest parking your vehicle in the north parking lot for easy access to the tree holding area.

How to Care For Your Tree

Although the trees are still lush and green, they will take up a large amount of water the first two or three days after cutting.
Always make a fresh cut on the bottom of the tree just before placing it in water. Do not let the tree run out of water at any time.
If the tree stand runs dry, the tree bottom will seal over and WILL NOT take up any more water. The only solution is to remove the tree from the stand and make a fresh cut on the bottom of the tree.
Trees that dry out almost always have run out of water the first day or two. If possible, it is a good practice to place the tree in a large bucket of water the first night to insure it gets plenty of water. The larger the tree, the more water it will take up.

If you follow these guidelines, your tree should stay fresh throughout the Christmas season!