Christmas is a magical time of the year. A time when family traditions are created as we celebrate the holiday season. Many of those traditions are centered around the Christmas Tree. From when to set it up to the sentimental ornaments hanging from its boughs, the evergreen tree is deeply rooted in holiday celebrations around the world.
DID YOU KNOW…
- Real Christmas Trees are an all-American product, grown in all 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. Most artificial trees are manufactured in Korea, Taiwan, or Hong Kong.
- Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and metals.
- For every real Christmas tree harvested, 2 to 3 seedlings are planted in its place.
- There are about 1 million acres in production for growing Christmas trees. Each acre provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people.
- There are about 15,000 Christmas tree growers in the U.S., and over 100,000 people employed full or part-time in the industry.
- There are approximately 100 choose-and-harvest farms in Iowa.
- It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of average retail sale height (6 feet), but the average growing time is 7 years.
- The top-selling Christmas trees in Iowa are Scotch Pine and White Pine.
This year is a great time to get outdoors in search of that special holiday tree. Be sure to check out these Christmas Tree Farms and markets in North Iowa…
LOCATION: 2727 19th Street SW, Mason City
Shop our large selection of fresh wreaths, roping, spruce tops, greenery, kissing balls, and beautiful Christmas trees. Christmas Cactus, topiaries made from Lavender and Rosemary, are also available as well as two colors of dogwood branches, winterberry, curly willow, beautiful pussy willow, and many other items for your decorating needs. Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday Noon-5pm. >> Follow Us on Facebook!
ALDRICH CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
LOCATION: 1941 Taylor Avenue, Belmond (approximately 50 minutes from Mason City)
Aldrich Tree Farm is a premier Choose-and-Cut Christmas tree farm located 5 miles south of Belmond. Guests to the farm can drive into the 20+ acres of trees, roam about in the open air, cut your tree, all without masks. Stay in your vehicle while we take care of unloading, shaking, drilling, bailing, and tying-down your tree. All trees are priced at $55.00 (including tax), no matter the size or species of the tree. Credit cards or cash (correct change) are preferred.
HOURS: Noon until Dark, 7 days a week after Thanksgiving.
CARLSON TREE FARM
LOCATION: 867 130th Street, Hampton (approximately 45 minutes from Mason City)
The Carlson Tree Farm is made up of 10 acres of trees. It is located on an Iowa country farm and it is family-run. At the Carlson Tree Farm we LOVE to share the Christmas season with you & your family! Picking out a Christmas Tree and/or wreath is all about creating a FUN holiday experience & memories that will last a LIFETIME! Visit our Magical Tree Barn and make memories while taking photos at our Holiday Photo Stations.
HOURS: Beginning November 21st, open Saturdays 9 am – 5pm; Sundays Noon – 5pm. Open Friday, November 27th 9am – 5pm. Open weekdays by appointment only. >> Follow us on Facebook!
FISCHER CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
LOCATION: 22630 Oakridge Valley Road, Forest City (located adjacent to Pilot Knob State Park / approximately 30 minutes from Mason City)
Find the perfect Christmas tree at Fisher Christmas Tree Farm in north Iowa. We have individually hand-shaped and sheared Christmas Trees. Harvest season is three weekends only: the weekend before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving weekend, and the first weekend in December from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. >> Follow us on Facebook!
Can’t make it to the farm? Visit our Christmas tree lot, located at 3 Four Winds Drive, Clear Lake (approximately 20 minutes from Mason City). Open the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve. Trees are homegrown and sold in the front yard of our house. We have over 100 trees to choose from, ranging in size from 3 to 12 feet. We are open 24/7 on a self-serve honor system. Staff members are on-site on the weekends to assist you.
LOCATION: 700 Block 1st Street SW, Nora Springs (West edge of town, approximately 15 minutes from Mason City)
Beginning Friday, November 27th between 9:30am – 4:30 pm you can stop by to pick out and cut your Christmas tree. From November 28th – December 13th we will be open Saturdays from 9:30am–4:30pm & Sundays 1:30pm – 4:30pm. After December 13th you can stop by for self-serve. An honor system payment drop-off box will be available.
KRAGEL’S CHRISTMAS TREES & TRADITIONS
LOCATION: 2837 325th Street, Clear Lake (approximately 25 minutes from Mason City)
Begin the holiday season with a trip to the country. Kragel’s Christmas Trees and Traditions invites you to begin or continue the tradition of harvesting a fresh grown Iowa Christmas tree. Harvest your tree during the three weekends following Thanksgiving Day. Saturdays 8am–5pm; Sundays noon–5pm. Cash or check only. The safety of our customers, employees and community is our top priority. At Kragel’s Christmas Trees, we are practicing social distancing, enhanced sanitation, and adhering to recommended CDC Guidelines. Due to COVID-19 no refreshments will be served at this time. >> Follow Us on Facebook!
LINES TREE FARM
LOCATION: 2599 Glass Road, Marble Rock (approximately 30 minutes from Mason City)
Lines Tree Farm offers white pine, scotch pine, and fir trees. We also sell a variety of Christmas wreaths, crosses, and swags. Open Saturdays & Sundays 9am – 5pm beginning November 21st. We will be open Friday, November 27th, 2020 as well! Open weekdays by appointment only. Tag your tree early! We hope everyone has a fun and cheerful holiday season! Please help us keep our family and your family safe by wearing a mask. >> Follow Us on Facebook!
MEYER FAMILY TREES
LOCATION: 1080 190th Street, Hampton (approximately 40 minutes from Mason City)
A Christmas Tree Farm with a large variety of fresh trees for you to choose and cut for the holiday. Our selection of trees is limited but our valued customers are very welcome to come by and check out what we have to offer. Our prizes wreaths will be available as well. We will be open November 27, 28 & 29 and again December 4, 5 & 6. Open 9am – Dark. >> Follow Us on Facebook!