Here is your 2005 Guide of the best permanent shops to buy your holiday tree if you live in Texas:
Texas Organic Nursery and Christmas Tree Farm, located at 151 FM2777 in Mexia, also offers hand made wreaths and has a gift shop. You also get a free pine tree seedling with any Christmas tree you buy. They have Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, and Frasier Fir from North Carolina. For more information, call 254-562-6306.
The Lazy K is a choose and cut farm just south of Godley growing Afghan Pines and Leyland Cypress. They’re located at 7829 CR 1230 and their email is email@example.com.
The Elves Christmas Tree Farm at 601 Harvey Lane in Denison, is also a choose and cut, one hour north of Dallas. The facility boasts of a country atmosphere and offers a wide variety of trees. For information call 903-463-7260.
Wintergreen Farm, located at 2907 FM 121 in Van Alstyne, offers choose and cut or they’ll cut the tree for you. They accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express. The on-site gift shop specializes in hand crafted ornaments, gifts, wreaths, jams, jellies, and bakery items. The number is 903-364-2832.
The Evergreen Acres Christmas Tree Farm at 948 Hamilton Drive in Waco, hometown of celebrity Steve Martin, is a choose and cut and wholesale farm. They also have a gift shop and the pre-cut tree area is open Wed.-Sun 10 a.m. to dark from Thanksgiving till Dec. 21st. Specials and prices include “trees on the stump,” Virginia Pine, and Leyland Cypress. They also carry Frasier Fir, Pine, and combination fresh wreaths. Picnic tables are available for those who want to bring their lunch. They accept VISA, MasterCard, and checks with proper i.d. The phone number is toll-free 1-866-964-4456.
Haynie’s Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm at 10405 Shannon Valley Drive in Crowley has choose and cut trees and is carries Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, and Silver Dust. They may be reached at 817-297-3970.
Homestead Trees in Quinlan at 7827 CR 2556 has Virginia Pine and quality Christmas trees. They may be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The McNew Star M Christmas Tree Plantation, established in 1979, is at 2914 Highway 276 West in Quinlan. They have picnic tables, cut your own tree area, gift shop, playground, and portable toilets. They open the Friday after Thanksgiving at 9 a.m. Virginia Pines and Leyland Cypresses are $25 and up. The phone number is 903-365-2195.
The M Radde Tannenbaum Farm at 2511 County Road 1060 in Meridian has choose and cut trees and wholesale ones. Sales start at 3 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving. They also have baked goods, handmade ornaments, lawn decorations, German Advent calendars, kids’ trees, and living trees. For information, call 254-435-6255.
The Rocking “T” Christmas Tree Farm at 355 PR 3676 in Springtown offers rides to and from the fields. They may be reached at 817-980-3928.
Lone Star Pines at 10894 County Road 350 in Terrell, hometown of actor Jamie Fox, also offers choose and cut and wholesale trees. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting the day after Thanksgiving. The phone number is 972-524-1333.
HSH Tree Farm at 205 W. 6th in Shady Shores calls themselves “Home of the Perfect Tree.” They’re open the day after Thanksgiving and every Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. until Christmas. For information, call 940-321-2411.
Walls Family Farm, also in Terrell, is located at 11051 CR 2312. They have choose and cut trees, wreaths, food and drinks, campfire, and gift quality pecans. They also carry firewood and landscape materials. The phone number is 972-524-9000.