For many families, cutting their own Christmas Tree is an annual tradition – or one they want to start. Personally, I’ve always had an artificial tree, but over the years readers have asked me where they can go to get their tree. Thanks to reader suggestions over the years for their input in this list of Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms.
Ann Arbor Christmas Tree Farms
3512 Notten Rd, Grass Lake and 1201 Monroe Pike, Brooklyn. The full season starts on Friday, November 23. There are several varieties of trees for cut-your-own or pre-cut. The Grass Lake location has several fields with different addresses based on your desired variety. See their site for more detail.
I could not find 2019 hours or information on horse-drawn wagon rides which were offered last year. 2018 details: Horse-drawn wagon rides on opening day and Saturdays at Brooklyn and Sundays at Grass Lake (weather permitting) through December 10. Open 9a-5p Daily through Christmas Eve.
796 Warren Rd, Ann Arbor – Opens Friday, November 29. They offer 50 acres of a wide variety of tree species. They also offer pre-cut trees, wreaths, garland, and tree stands. Open 10a-Dark Friday-Sunday. Closed Monday-Thursday.
2550 Fishville Rd, Grass Lake – Open 10a-6p daily. All trees $6/foot. Cash and check only, no credit cards.
14745 Sharon Hollow Rd, Manchester – Opens Friday, November 29. Open on weekends 10a-5p. Limited Firs are available this year. If you want a fir, go early in the season. There is a wagon ride to the fields, or you can walk or drive (weather and field conditions permitting) to the field. Trees are shaken for free with wrapping/baling provided for a nominal fee. Don’t miss the Christmas Barn for snacks, Christmas sing alongs, and to shop their Christmas crafts. There is also a hay stack play area and a tot lot of small pre-cut trees – perfect for a kids room. Make sure to bring cash or a check book since they do not accept credit cards.
?Schweda’s Tree Farm
6991 Welch Lake Rd, Grass Lake. No online presence, but I called and spoke with the owner. Opens Friday, November 29. Open 10a daily. If you would like a tree before Thanksgiving, you can call (517-596-2253) and make an appointment.
10050 Jerusalem Rd, Chelsea – Opens Friday, November 29. There are fields that you can walk to or you can take a wagon ride across the river and over rolling hills. On the wagon ride you may see llama, sheep, and deer. They also offer pre-cut trees. Their gift shop offers hot chocolate and coffee, ornaments, tree stands, holiday wreaths, and holiday roping. They are open Friday-Sunday 10a-5p through Saturday, December 21. Self-service (limited fields, no shaking, baling, wagon rides, or snacks) is available before Thanksgiving, on weekdays, and after they close for the season.
3090 Dutcher Rd, Howell – Opens Friday, November 29. They provide saws shake, trap, and drill the bottom of the tree for free. Check out their barn for fresh donuts from their donut machine, cider, cocoa, and more. The gift shop has ornaments, collectables, and unique items from their safari trips to Kenya and Tanzania. Opens Friday, November 29 from 9a-5p. Then, open Saturdays and Sundays 9a-5p through December 15. Weekdays by appointment
8000 Chamberlin Road, Dexter – Opens Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24 from noon-5p. Then open Friday, November 29 from 9a-dark. Regular season hours are 9a-dark on Saturdays and Sundays and 3:30p-dark on weekdays. They provide saws, and assistance shaking, baling, and loading your Christmas Tree. They also have a gift shop that offers hot chocolate, hot cider, fresh donuts from Dexter Bakery and Girl Scout cookies. Plus a large variety of wreaths including hard to get large wreaths 24-30 inches. Cash or check only, no credit cards.
If you know of another Tree Farm in the area, please add it in the comments or send it via email.