Ames, Iowa

Christmas Tree Farms!

Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in Iowa!
Christmas Tree Guide for IA

Maps, directions, locations and more for Christmas tree farms around Ames, IA!

Pining for the perfect tree? Find one that's right for your home at a Ames, IA area Christmas tree farm. Remember, not all farmers allow guests to cut their own, so be sure to call ahead. And don't forget to check out our Christmas tree cutting tips below. Have fun!

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La Mar Farms

La Mar Farms
26857 510th Avenue
Ames, IA
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Strautman Tree Farm

Strautman Tree Farm
58976 290th Street
Cambridge, IA
About: Strautman Tree Farm is a 90-acre tree farm located in Cambridge, Iowa. We offer thousands of trees in all sizes for landscaping needs and h...
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Center Grove Orchard

Center Grove Orchard
32835 610th Avenue
Cambridge, IA
About: Center Grove Orchard, owned and operated by the Larry D. and Pat Black Family, has been open to the public since 1994. We planted our first...
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Kidman Tree Farms

Kidman Tree Farms
3665 NorthWest 98th Avenue
Polk City, IA
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Enchanted Valley Tree Farm

Enchanted Valley Tree Farm
1323 Montana Road
Boone, IA
The Enchanted Valley Tree Farm all started as an interest in growing high quality timber. We had a chance to buy a tract of land in the beautiful D...
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Morgan Oaks

Morgan Oaks
1667 SE 88th Street
Runnells, IA
History: In 1990 we purchased 10 acres in rural southeast Polk county and began the tree farm, nursery, and land care operation.  Over the ye...
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Quilted Gardens and Nursery

Quilted Gardens and Nursery
1895 East Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA
About: Quilted Gardens and Nursery started as an outgrowth of collecting and growing hostas, interesting perennials, unusual trees and shrubs, and...
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Miller Tree Farm

Miller Tree Farm
7404 SouthEast Vandalia Drive
Runnells, IA
History: Miller Tree Farm has been growing trees since 1954 when Jack and Beth Miller planted their first seedling. An average 7-foot white or sco...
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Tips for cutting down your Christmas tree from tree farms around Ames, IA:

First, don't just head out into the woods and make like Paul Bunyan - that's illegal. A local Ames Iowa tree farm will have much nicer, fuller Christmas trees due to the pruning and care they receive over the years.

Go early. Waiting until the night before Christmas to get your tree may leave you trekking across lots of empty spaces filled with the 'ghosts of trees past' in Ames tree farms.

Bring a handsaw (some farms will loan you one). Chainsaws and axes are usually not allowed at most Ames tree farms. You'll want to cut it as close to the ground as possible, in order to have enough trunk to give it a second cut when you get home. The second cut allows the Christmas tree to soak up water, THE key to keeping your tree fresh through the holidays.

Most Christmas tree farms around Iowa will put mesh around your tree; leave it on until you're ready to set it up at home.

When you get the tree home, tap it on the driveway to shake off the loose needles from the tree, then give it a second cut and set it in a bucket of water. Once its in the house, keep the temperature a little lower, around 65 degrees or so. This will keep your freshly cut Ames Iowa Christmas tree looking and smelling fresh throughout the parties, presents and holiday fun.

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