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Christmas Tree Farms in Southeast Michigan

Find the perfect evergreen near Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties to decorate and accentuate your family's holiday spirit in 2013

Whether it's a new tradition or one that's been passed down for generations, picking this year's Christmas tree is a memorable family experience. Decorate the home for the holidays with a "u-cut", pre-cut or potted tree from one of the listed tree farms, all located in southeast Michigan. While picking out your dream tree, at many locations, you can also enjoy hot chocolate, hayrides, Santa visits and more.

Before heading out, visit the Christmas Tree Map or Michigan Christmas Tree Association for tips. Here are a few of ours:

  • Most tree farms have saws on hand, and they'll trim and package your tree so it's easy to take home. Consider bringing a few bungee cords if you'd like, but otherwise, you're covered!
  • Farms have different season start/end dates. Most open the weekend after Thanksgiving. We've tried to provide that info where possible, but it's always best to call ahead.
  • Prices and tree types will vary depending on the farm.
  • Some farms don't accept credit or debit cards; not all have electricity. Be sure to bring cash or a checkbook, just in case!
  • Many offer activities like bonfires, hayrides and food – usually on the weekends. Again, check ahead to be sure.

Addison-Oaks Christmas Tree Farm

  • Address: 355 Lake George Road, Oakland Township
  • Season opening: Nov. 23, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 23, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: noon-5 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, 9 a.m.-noon Thanksgiving Day
  • Phone: 248-814-0583
  • Drive time: one hour north of Detroit

A family owned tree farm, this 20-acre site borders Bald Mountain State Recreation Area and is adjacent to Addison Oaks County Park. The farm also has nearby woods with wildlife including geese, wild turkey, rabbits and ducks. Pets are welcome. On weekends enjoy hot chocolate, cider, baked goods and snacks.

Arend Tree Farms

  • Address: 3512 Notten Road, Grass Lake (village)
  • Season opening: Nov. 29, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 24, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
  • Phone: 734-475-7584
  • Drive time: one hour west of Detroit (past Ann Arbor)

One of the oldest and largest tree farms in southern Michigan, Arend harvests six species of trees available pre-cut or cut-your-own. Special weekend attractions include the horse-drawn wagon rides and 150-year-old country church where families stop by for homemade doughnuts and cider.

Big Buck Tree Farm

  • Address: 12502 Ida West Road, Petersburg
  • Season Opening: mid-November, 2013
  • Season Closing: Dec. 24, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 10 a.m.-dark daily
  • Phone: 734-868-0411
  • Drive time: one hour southwest of Detroit

Big Buck Tree Farm has everything from u-cut to pre-cut trees. They even have potted trees, which you can plant after you've enjoyed them for Christmas.

Blake Farms

  • Address: 17985 Armada Center Road, Armada
  • Season opening: Nov. 23, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 23, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily
  • Phone: 586-784-5343
  • Drive time: one hour north of Detroit

Head down to Blake Farms tree farm for a hayride to chose from thousands of "cut your own" trees, from balsam fir to white pine. Pre-cut trees from Blake's fields are also available. A free cup of hot cider comes with every tree purchase.

Braun's Tree Farm

  • Address: 796 Warren Road, Ann Arbor
  • Season opening: Nov. 29, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 22, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 10 a.m.-dark Fridays-Sundays
  • Phone: 734-663-2717
  • Drive time: about 50 minutes west of Detroit

Stop by Braun's and choose from thousands of trees and a great selection of large trees, from "u-cut" to freshly pre-cut trees. Purchase a tree and enjoy a free cup of hot cider.

Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm

  • Address: 4780 Seymour Lake Road, Oxford
  • Season opening: Nov. 16, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 22, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
  • Phone: 248-628-8899
  • Drive time: about 50 minutes northwest of Detroit (past Waterford)

Voted the best of Christmas tree farm for five consecutive years in WDIV's "Vote 4 the Best" contest, Candy Cane has trees sized up to 12 feet with prices averaging $10 per foot. This tree farm has Santa Visits and accepts credit cards. Looking for affordability? Red tagged trees are $39.99 or less.

Hillside Christmas Tree Farm

  • Address: 4714 Michigan Ave., Tipton
  • Season opening: Nov. 28, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 22, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays
  • Phone: 517-456-7233
  • Drive time: just over an hour southwest of Detroit

Providing an enjoyable and memorable experience when it comes to tree picking, Hillside is a friendly "u-cut" tree farm for the whole family. It boasts a haystack play area for kids, and they can choose their own small tree from the Tot Lot. Visit the Christmas barn and enjoy hot chocolate, cider, cookies and Christmas carol sing-alongs.

Huron Christmas Farm & Nursery

  • Address: 32120 King Road, Huron Township
  • Season opening: Nov. 23, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 22, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 9 a.m.-dark daily
  • Phone: 734-753-9288 (after Thanksgiving)
  • Drive time: 30 minutes southwest of Detroit

With an array of over 10,000 trees, Huron's mottos is "Part of a Real Christmas is a Real Christmas Tree." Visit this "choose and cut" tree farm just five miles south of Detroit Metro Airport.

Matthes Evergreen Farm

  • Address: 13416 Lulu Road, Ida
  • Season opening: Nov. 29, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 24, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
  • Phone: 734-269-2668
  • Drive time: just over an hour southwest of Detroit (near Dundee)

For more than 50 years, Matthes Evergreen Farm has been serving southeast Michigan. With pre-cut and cut-your-own trees, Matthes also has weekend entertainment in its heated barn. Features school and church choirs and dance troupes from the area; has an open kitchen on weekends, too, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Middle Road Tree Farm

  • Address: 4235 Middle Road, Highland
  • Season opening: Nov. 23, 2013
  • Season closing: after the holidays
  • 2013 schedule: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
  • Phone: 248-887-1494
  • Drive time: just over an hour northwest of Detroit

In business for over 30 years, Middle Road has a selection of trees up to 10 feet tall. Its 15-foot Frasier firs are available but in limited supply. All "u-cut" trees are just $48 and pre-cut trees are $8 per foot.

Runyan's Tree Farm

  • Address: 10235 N. Webster Road, Clio
  • Season opening: Nov. 29, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 22, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-dark
  • Phone: 810-687-2476
  • Drive time: almost an hour and a half northwest of Detroit (past Flint)

Offering eight species of  "u-cut" trees, Runyan's also has freshly pre-cut trees in its lot, plus free hayrides to the fields. With many fire pits around the farm, families can enjoy hot mulled apple cider, hot cocoa and fresh-baked goods. On Saturdays and Sundays, Santa stops by for some holiday cheer.

Ryan's Nursery

  • Address: 7258 Jackman Road, Ida
  • Season opening: Nov. 29, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 24, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 3 p.m.-dark weekdays, 9 a.m.-dark weekends
  • Phone: 734-269-6421
  • Drive time: just over an hour southwest of Detroit (near Dundee)

A family-run business since 1990, Ryan's has a variety of evergreen trees across 14 acres, available at affordable prices. A cut-your-own tree farm, Ryan's also offers potted trees to be transplanted after the holiday season has expired.

Top Hills Farms

  • Address: 5767 Fox Lake Road, Goodrich
  • Season opening: Nov. 29, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 21, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 1-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends
  • Phone: 248-627-2764
  • Drive time: an hour northwest of Detroit (just before Flint)

Located in the heart of Hadley Hill in Goodrich, Top Hill is a family-owned "u-cut" tree farm. An 80-acre site, it features a landscape with rolling hills and plenty of wildlife. Free hayrides are available on the weekend en route to the perfect tree for the family. There are also three warming sheds where families can enjoy hot chocolate, warm cider and fresh-baked goods.

Trim Pines Farm

  • Address: 4357 E. Baldwin Road, Holly
  • Season opening: Nov. 30, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec.15, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: call or check website for updates
  • Phone: 810-694-9958
  • Drive time: one hour northwest of Detroit (just before Flint)

Get your freshly pre-cut Christmas tree delivered – or head down to Trim Pines and cut your own. You can make plans to take a horse-drawn ride to the tree site as well as to visit Santa and his reindeer. Holiday refreshments are also available.

Westman's Tree Farm

  • Address: 8000 Chamberlin Road, Dexter
  • Season opening: Nov. 22, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 24, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 3:30-dark, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-dark Friday-Sunday
  • Phone: 734-426-2476
  • Drive time: one hour west of Detroit (just north of Ann Arbor)

With thousands of trees to choose from, Westman's is a "u-cut" farm that has a hefty number of trees that are 5-10 feet in size. It also has a good selection of 10-15-foot trees available. Trees eight feet and under are $55; larger trees are an additional $10 per foot.

Xerri's Xmas Trees

  • Address: 4527 W. Newburg Road, Carleton
  • Season opening: Nov. 29, 2013
  • Season closing: Dec. 24, 2013
  • 2013 schedule: 9 a.m.-5 daily
  • Phone: 734-654-9573
  • Drive time: 45 minutes southwest of Detroit

Find 28 acres of "choose and cut" and pre-cut trees to pick from here, including scotch pine and Douglas fir. Trees start at nine feet tall. Take a hayride or pick out a custom wreath and other seasonal items from the gift shop!

Dec 3, 2011 09:17 am
 Posted by  bigbucktree

Big Buck Tree Farm Located at 12502 Ida West Rd at Exit 13 US23. We are 3 1/2 miles east of US 23 or 1 1/4 miles west of Ida. U-Cut, We-cut, Potted and precut trees. Open daily till dark

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