Locally-grown Christmas Trees Are A Renewable Resources

Locally-grown Christmas Trees Are A Renewable Resources

Right after Thanksgiving, many families welcome the December holiday season by setting up Christmas trees in their living-rooms and hallways.

Although some opt for the ease of plastic trees or the convenience of pre-packaged spruces from pop-up lots, many travel from near and far to Chester County to participate in the full Christmas tree experience.

Nothing quite compares to the thrill of spotting just the right tree from across the frozen rows or the thrill of the saw biting into richly-scented wood.

Despite claims that plastic trees are more sustainable, it’s important to note that tree farms are a renewable resource, replanted each year.

Many municipalities including Parkesburg now turn discarded Christmas trees into useful mulch, freeing up space in landfills. The Christmas tree industry also helps sustain many family farms generation after generation, helping to keep the county’s agricultural land in active production.

While some tree farms are simple operations focused solely on the trees, other farms offer a wide range of seasonal activities including hayrides, free hot chocolate and visits from Santa. Many families travel to the same tree farm each year, supporting local businesses and fostering holiday traditions for generations to come.

To find a tree farm selling Christmas trees in and around the Octorara area or across Chester County, run your mouse over the map here.  Each green circle has the location, phone numbers and links to one of the county’s eleven tree farms.

CT Farm
175 South Church Street
Parkesburg, PA 19365
717-442-3132
www.ctfarmtrees.com

Clarks Christmas Tree Farm
235 Pusey Mill Road
Cochranville, PA 19330
610-358-4933
www.clarkschristmastrees.com

Heylmun’s Pine Hill Tree Farm
1174 Sheep Hill Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
610-323-8045
www.pinehilltreefarm.com

Heylmun’s Pine Hill Tree Farm
301 Marsh Road
Elverson, PA. 19520
610-996-TREE
www.marshcreektree.com

Old Stone Farm
688 Strickersville Road
Landenberg, PA 19350
484-798-8413
www.oldstonefarm.com

Schmidts’ Tree Farm
1741 Flint Hill Road
Landenburg, PA 19350
610-274-8560
easytree@aol.com
www.schmidtstreefarm.com

Tricolor Tree Farm & Tree Transplanting
1480 Hall Road
West Chester, PA. 19380
610-269-1034
tricolortree.com

Westlake Tree Farms
2421 North Hill Camp Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
800-564-TREE
www.westlaketreefarms.com

Wiggins Christmas Tree
1257 Westtown Thornton Road
West Chester, PA
610-344-7822
www.wigginschristmastrees.com

Windridge Farm
1049 Bartlett Lane
Chester Springs, PA 19425
610-469-9299
www.cutyourownchristmastree.net

Yeager’s Farm & Market, Inc.
1015 Pike Springs Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-935-8244
www.yeagersfarm.com

The above article appears courtesy of Chester County Agriculture Council. The CCAC provides information for the responsible consumption of seasonal agricultural products year-round.

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