Greater Grand Rapids Christmas Tree Guide

Places You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Get Out Your Handsaws!

It’s time. We’ve had our first “snow” and temps have dropped below 40 degrees. It’s time to head out and cut your own Christmas tree. 

Did you know that cut-your-own Christmas trees are considerably cheaper than precuts?? I was checking out prices as I made this post and I’m ready to make the switch. Not only will I be saving money, but half of these places have draft horses and other entertainment for kids. I think my family needs to step up their “buy it from a parking lot” game and take a road trip!

We can’t promise you a Kristoff or Sven sighting when you go, but perhaps your spouse will don his or her best plaid shirt for the occasion.

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West Michigan Christmas Tree Farms

Each of these tree farms are open 7 days a week and provide the following amenities unless otherwise noted:

  • u-cut trees
  • pre-cut trees
  • other greenery for sale
  • saws provided
  • baling
  • drilling
  • shaking
  • concessions
  • wagon rides
  • leashed dogs welcome

 

HART TREE FARM

“We are a 120 acre tree farm located in Rockford. We offer choose and cut, and pre-cut trees, wreaths, greens, and garland.”

8760 Young NE, Rockford, MI 49341
Phone:  616.874.7930

  • farm animals and food tent on site on weekends
  • wagon rides

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BOSCH’S COUNTRY VIEW NURSERIES INC.

“We have come through a wonderful summer. Pumpkins are harvested, fields are plowed, fall transplanting and harvesting are taking place and the Christmas tree fields are preped and ready for the Choose & Cut Christmas season to begin.”

10785 84th Ave, Allendale, MI  49401
Phone: 616.892.4090

  • Opening November 19
  • Also has bonfires
  • Check website for coupons/groupons
  • Santa Claus on Nov. 25th & 26th, Dec. 3rd & 10th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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CHURCH’S TREE FARM

182 136th St., Grant, MI 49327
Phone: 231.834.7158

  • Visit the heated Moose House for concessions including roasted chestnuts.

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HORROCKS CHRISTMAS TREES

“Selecting a Christmas tree is a cherished family memory. It marks the beginning of another great holiday season to spend with family and friends. We invite you and your family to come out, enjoy your time with us and stick around for some free refreshments and fun activities!”

1776 N. State Road (M-66), Ionia, MI 48846

Phone:  616.527.4842

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JANKE TREE FARM

“We have an excellent selection of eight varieties of firs and spruces. We provide the saw and we have sleds and tree wheelers to easily bring your tree back. EVERY tree that is for sale is pre-tagged with the species, the height and the price so you know right away out in the field whether this tree fits your home and your budget.”

2676 111th Ave, Allegan, MI 49010
Phone:  269.673.7367

  • Also has bonfires.

RED FLANNEL CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

“Harold and Larry began this farm back in 1981 with the vision of bringing families together for the holidays. While this started as a father and son hobby, it has turned into a family affair.”

507 Cedar Springs Ave, Cedar Springs, MI 49139

Phone:  616.696.7729

  • draft horse- and tractor-pulled wagons

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VORMITTAG TREE FARM

This farm’s roots go back to 1954, when John Vormittag planted his first crop of scotch pine seedlings. Over the years their farm evolved into a family operation.

O-9921 Linden Drive, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Phone:  616.677.3605

  •  no wagon rides

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LENDERINK TREE FARM

“To truly be GREEN, we plant thousands of Christmas trees as well as hardwood trees every year. We specialize in cut-your-own Christmas trees and fresh, pre-cut Christmas trees. Come and cut-your-own trees from our 250 lighted acres filled with Concolor (Hypoallergenic), Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce and White Pine.”

1267 House St NE, Belmont, MI 49306
Phone:  616.916.8600

  • Also has bonfires.
  • Santa will be visiting the Friday after Thanksgiving and on the weekends from 11am-3pm.

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By | 2017-06-10T18:02:54+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Categories: Christmas, General, Guides, Winter|3 Comments

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  1. Deborah Burkum December 1, 2016 at 6:07 am - Reply

    For 10 years in all weather I took my kids to the Red Flannel Tree farm. There we chose the just-right tree, rode the tractor, had hot chocolate, and tied the tree to our car roof. Each year i enjoyed seeing the guys and our aging together, if only 2 hours a year!
    It can feel extra cold on the hills so be sure to bundle up and enjoy. I bought the tree stand they sell and recommend it.
    Keeping our tree up till Valentines Day meant tree removal was like ushering out a reluctant porcupine, and my adult kids pushed me to get a fake tree. But I cherish the real memories of cutting our own. And of the 3 places I’ve done so, Red Flannel is the place we made our annual trek.

  2. Jessie November 29, 2014 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Disclaimer/warning- Lenderink is nicely set up but a small place and most trees five foot or under this year. We went there today and after riding in the metal cart pulled by the truck- we decided to go elsewhere. They were very nice, helpful, and did have marshmellow roasting, free hot chocolate, and sledding for kids. Just short trees and small selection.

    Red Flannel- in Cedar is where we ended up. The experience was great! Extremely friendly, welcoming staff. Told us what types of trees (had examples b/c who remembers what you had last year), and 4-5 rides at a time- 2 horse drawn- 3 tractor (which my son preferred) so never had to wait to get a ride back. Free hot chocolate, popcorn by donation, and cookies (3/$1) while they shake, bundle, and wrap your tree.

    We drove from Kentwood but took Northland/Beltline back for fear my husband’s lead foot would lose the tree on the highway. Definitely worth the drive.

    • april brady November 28, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Thank you. We were planning on going to Lenderink’s next weekend. We will head to Red Flannel instead. Thanks for the info!

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