Find the perfect Christmas tree at these farms

By: Katie Goncalves | December 5, 2022

Photo courtesy of Westman's Tree Farm

Merely hearing the words Christmas tree farm immediately throws me into the scene of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Clark Griswold traipses his family through the cold and snow only to remember he didn’t bring a saw. Relatable, hilarious, timeless. I remember having similar experiences in the name of family tradition. To this day, I will argue with anyone that a fresh-cut Christmas tree beats an artificial one, hands down. While there are plenty of options for choosing a real tree from a lot, there’s something really fun and magical about going to a tree farm and cutting it down yourself. So pack up the family, prepare your singing voice for carols in the car, and don’t forget the saw!

Westman’s Christmas Tree Farm

8000 Chamberlin Road, Dexter

If you love Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce, or Canaan Fir trees, you have to head to Westman’s Christmas Tree Farm. They have thousands of trees to choose from up to eight feet tall. Westman’s prides itself on being senior-friendly and handicap-accessible so everyone can have the experience of choosing a tree from their farm.

Addison Oaks Christmas Tree Farm 

355 Lake George Road, Oakland

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Nestled between Bald Mountain State Recreation Area and Addison Oaks County Park, Addison Oaks Christmas Tree Farm is 20 acres of rolling hills filled with Christmas trees. The farm is only open on the weekends, but you can call ahead and reserve your tree and come to cut it at your convenience. 

Braun’s Trees

796 Warren Road, Ann Arbor

The Braun family has lived in the area for more than 170 years and Braun’s Trees began in 1988 when they planted 30,000 evergreen seedlings. They made their first full harvest in 1996 of six to eight-foot Christmas trees. Braun’s Trees has 50 acres to explore and six different varieties of Christmas trees to choose from. 

Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm 

4780 Seymour Lake Road, Oxford

Frank and Catherine Genovese started Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm in 1977. Their 16 acres of fields are filled with different varieties of evergreen trees. On the weekends, Santa comes to visit the tree farm as well as The Little Donut Factory food truck equipped with hot beverages and fresh donuts. 

Middle Road Christmas Tree Farm 

4235 Middle Road, Highland

Middle Road Christmas Tree Farm offers Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir, and Blue Spruce varieties at their farm. They only accept cash or checks and have saws available for you to use. If you’re in the area and want to skip the cutting, they have a selection of pre-cut trees as well.  

Mutch’s Hidden Pines

303 West Newark Road, Lapeer

Mutch’s Hidden Pines is 80 acres of high-quality Christmas trees in Lapeer. With three varieties of trees to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one. Mutch’s also offers a holiday gift barn, a wreath barn, pre-cut trees, Charlie Brown trees, and visits with Santa

Photo courtesy of Mutch’s Hidden Pines

Top Hill Farms, Inc. 

5767 Fox Lake Road, Goodrich 

80 acres of rolling hills give Top Hill Farms an Up North feel just outside of Metro Detroit. This farm really provides the full afternoon experience. Take a wagon ride out to the fields to select your tree. On chilly days, take a break to warm up in one of the three warming sheds around the property. Then head to the main shed for treats, snacks, and warm drinks. 

Urquhart’s Tree Farm

10050 Jerusalem Road, Chelsea

Urquhart’s Tree Farm offers a wide variety of Christmas trees for you to cut at their farm. You can bring your own saw or borrow one of theirs. Prices vary based on the height of the tree. Urquhart’s also offers a selection of ornaments and wreaths as well as refreshments and hay rides.