Gowrie, 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 Gowrie, IA!

Pining for the perfect tree? Find one that's right for your home at a Gowrie, 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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Deal's Orchard

Deal's Orchard
1102 244th Street
Jefferson, IA
About: We are a family run apple orchard located in Jefferson, Iowa. Deal’s Orchard has 45 acres of apple trees with over 25 varieties of ap...
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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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La Mar Farms

La Mar Farms
26857 510th Avenue
Ames, IA
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Kidman Tree Farms

Kidman Tree Farms
3665 NorthWest 98th Avenue
Polk City, 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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Aldrich Tree Farm

Aldrich Tree Farm
1941 Taylor Avenue
Belmond, IA
About: Our goal is to take the hassle out of purchasing a real Christmas tree. We let you have the fun of driving your own warm car or pickup out...
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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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Howell Tree Farm

Howell Tree Farm
3129 Howell Court
Cumming, IA
In 1963, the Howell family began planting Christmas trees to raise money to send their 7 children to college. All the kids helped plant, trim and w...
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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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Tips for cutting down your Christmas tree from tree farms around Gowrie, IA:

First, don't just head out into the woods and make like Paul Bunyan - that's illegal. A local Gowrie 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 Gowrie tree farms.

Bring a handsaw (some farms will loan you one). Chainsaws and axes are usually not allowed at most Gowrie 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 Gowrie Iowa Christmas tree looking and smelling fresh throughout the parties, presents and holiday fun.

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