Picking a real or live Christmas tree from an Oklahoma Christmas tree farm is a festive and fun holiday tradition for the whole family. This post covers everything form how to pick a real Christmas tree to a list of Oklahoma Christmas tree farms.
How to Pick a Real Christmas Tree
Before going to an Oklahoma Christmas tree farm, it’s best to have an idea of the what will fit in your home.
Measuring for a Live Christmas Tree
You’ll need to measure the height of your ceiling, and subtract the height of your stand and the tree topper you want to use. This calculation will help you find the maximum tree height you can fit.
You’ll also want to measure the width and depth of the space where you’ll put your Christmas tree.
Finally, you’ll want to measure the stand to make sure the trunk of your tree will fit and stay upright. A larger tree will mean a larger stand.
Oklahoma Christmas Tree Farm
So once you’ve got your space measured, it’s time to go shopping. I have an Oklahoma Christmas tree farm list in alphabetical order of cities.
31310 West 191st Street South
Bristow, Oklahoma 74010
Precut Trees: fresh variety of Spruce and Fir trees in different sizes.
Santa Gift Shop: Ornaments, tree skirts, stockings, candles, Christmas decor, Farmhouse decor, gifts and much more.
Wreath Wagon: Fresh wreaths and greenery available.
Petting zoo, large fire pit, Gingerbread House for children to receive a free candy cane, hot chocolate, hot and cold drinks can be purchased; also, smores kit will be available to purchase to roast marshmallows at the fire pit. Available to purchase Mom’s Fresh baked cinnamon rolls, Mimi’s Special cookies, Soup of the day. Photo opportunities and pets on leash are welcome.
They will shake, drill, net and load all trees. They will also deliver trees, if needed within a 20 mile radius of Bristow. The fee for delivery will be $10.00 and will be delivered by appointment only.
Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
7121 Midwest Lane,
Edmond, OK 73034
Choose and Harvest: Virginia Pine, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Austrian Pine, Loblolly Pine, Leyland Cypress, Blue ice, and Carolina Sapphire. Drilling and saws provided.
Fresh Pre-Cut: Noble, Fraser, Douglas, Grand and Nordman Fir.
Live Trees(Balled and Burlapped): White Pine, Scotch Pine, Austrian Pine, Loblolly Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Fat Albert Blue Spruce, and Blue Atlas and Deodara Cedar. Shade and Ornamental Trees Also Available.
All Trees shaked, wrapped, loaded and tied. Enjoy free hot chocolate, cider, and candy canes.
Monday through Friday: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All fields close at 5 p.m. daily.
8812 N. Hwy 81
Enid, OK 73701
Fresh Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland
Amazing shopping inside their wooden barn including ornaments, shirts, jams, baked goods and gifts for all.
Nativity Petting Zoo
Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Starting Black Friday until sold out
CAL2HOMA Christmas Tree and Mum Farm
13478 S. Highway 10,
Gore, OK 74435
Virginia Pine, Leyland and Murray Cypress, Premium Grand fir and Fraser fir.
Petting zoo, candy canes, and hot chocolate.
Open Thanksgiving Friday to December 23.
Monday through Friday : 4:00 p.m. to Dark.
Saturday and Sunday (and Thanksgiving Friday) : 9:00 a.m. to Dark.
D & L Christmas Trees and Wreaths
16140 NE Watts Rd,
Fletchter, OK 73541
Virginia Pine, Scotch Pine, Leyland Cypress, Homemade Wreaths, Small and large table center pieces, and precut Christmas Trees.
Sunday through Friday 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2161 Harrison Avenue,
Harrah OK 73045
Fresh Wreaths – Decorated and undecorated
Tree disposal bags
Available this year – Fresh Pre-cut Trees — Eight varieties of Firs, Pines, and Spruce and various sizes. Our field Christmas trees will be ready for you choose and cut beginning December of 2022.
Complimentary hot chocolate, cider and candy canes.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Specialized tall trees for indoor and outdoor, choose and cut Virginia Pine and Fraser Fir.
Wreaths, greenery, center pieces, “old world” and “Christopher Radko ornaments, lifetime tree stands, and gifts.
Tractor rides to the fields.
We shake, bale, and help load all trees free.
Free hot chocolate in the gift shop.
Tuesday through Friday: 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Goddard Tree Farm
5201 E Robinson St
Norman OK, 73026
Choose and Cut: Virginia and Scotch Pine
Fresh Pre-cut: Fraser, Douglas Fir
Wreaths, Tree Stands, saws are provided.
All trees are shaked, wrapped, loaded, and tied.
Enjoy free hot chocolate, cider, and coffee.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
4091 East Franklin Road
Norman, OK 73026
Fresh Precut Trees: Noble, Nordmann, Fraser, Douglas, Grand, Concolor Fir & Blue Spruce
Wreaths and mantle pieces, tree stands, tree care products, ornaments and apparel available.
Drinks and homemade cookies available for purchase.
They will shake, drill, wrap, load and tie to your vehicle.
Open Friday after Thanksgiving 10 a.m.
Friday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. 6 p.m.
and by appointment.
11039 N. 129th E. Ave.,
Owasso, OK 74055
Pre Cut Trees: #1 and Premium grades – Noble Fir, Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir and Nordman Fir.
Large Selection of Christmas Decor from ornaments to set around Santa, Stocking Holders, Tree Stands
Wreaths and Garland: 6 Sizes of wreaths from 8″ to 36″ ring size, both in plain Noble Fir and mixed greens, 5 styles of Garland, mantle pieces, swags, and cut greens
Hay Ride to and from cutting areas, free hot cider for everyone, candy canes for kids, and lots of photo opportunities.
They will shake, bail, drill for stand and load trees. Saws are provided. They accept VISA , Mastercard, Discover, and American Express Cards.
Open Saturday Prior to Thanksgiving at 9 a.m.
Monday through Friday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Farms
22350 W. 71st S.
Sand Springs Ok, 74063
Choose and Cut: Virginia Pine
Pre-cut: Fir trees.
Trim your tree with unique decorations from their gift shop and choose from a variety of their hand-made wreaths. They also offer fresh garland and roping.
Santa visits weekends 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Complementary cup of homemade cider, hot cocoa, or coffee and candy cane, and a hayride around the trees.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
26426 E. McLemore Hollow Road,
Stilwell, OK 74960
Virginia Pine, Scotch Pine, Leyland Cypress, Loblolly, and other Oklahoma Grown trees.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
12603 Highway 82,
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Choose and Cut Trees: Virginia Pine, Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress and Murray X Cypress
Pre Cut Trees: Fraser Fir
Wreaths and Swags: Cypress and Fir, decorated and non-decorated, several sizes, tree stands and decorations.
Free hot apple cider, and photo opportunites. They will shake and bale all trees.
Thursday and Friday: 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Martinbird Tree Farm – Central
513 Ridgewood Drive,
Tuttle OK 73089
Choose and Cut Virginia Pine, Scotch Pine, Austrian and Cypress, precut fir plus a nice selection of live balled and burlapped pine, spruce, cedar, and cypress trees.
We shake, drill, bale and help load.
Tractor and wagon ride to fields on weekends. Free hot chocolate and coffee.
Opens Friday following Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until December 23rd.
2205 S. Mustang Rd.,
Yukon, OK 73099
Choose and cut farms with Virginia Pine or pick your own pre-cut trees from Noble Frasier or Nordman Fir varieties.
Open Friday after Thanksgiving at 10 a.m.
Monday through Thursday: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Finding a Healthy Tree
Once you’ve found a tree from a local Oklahoma Christmas tree farm with your size specifications, you’ll want to make sure it’s a healthy tree.
Test the Branches
First, grab any branch on the tree between your thumb and forefinger, gently clamp down and pull towards yourself. If you end up with a handful of needles, the tree is already past its prime.
Crush the Needles
Crush the needles your hand and then check the scent. The more the needles smell, the healthier the tree.
Bounce the Tree
Hold the tree a few inches above the ground and drop it. If the exterior needles fall off, the tree is not fresh. Needles that fall off from the interior of the tree are normal.
Double Check the Trunk Size
Before bringing a tree home, make sure the tree’s trunk will fit your stand. Trimming the diameter of the tree by cutting away the bark will strip the tree of its cambium layer, which absorbs water. A tree without a cambium layer will not last.
Cutting a Live Tree
The cut should be straight with no angle or v-groove. A straight cut is the best for holding your tree securely in the stand and maximizes the amount of water absorption.
Types of Christmas Trees
Did you know there are over 16 types of Christmas trees? Follow the link to find out more because there’s way too much information to post here, but in Oklahoma the top selling Oklahoma-grown Christmas trees are Virginia Pine and Scotch Pine.
The Scotch pine tree features dark green foliage and sturdy branches, perfect for plenty of Christmas lights and decorations. This pine tree can grow anywhere up to 115 feet tall. The needles range in color from blue-green to a darker green in the winter months and grow in fascicles or bunches of two. The scotch pine is also known for its long term needle retention, meaning less clean up for you when Christmas ends. Fun fact, it’s also the national tree of Scotland.
The Virginia pine can be easily identified due to its short and twisted needles that grow in pairs. This particular pine tree features short branches with dense foliage that respond well to trimming. The Virginia pine is known as a small to medium-sized tree that can grow anywhere up to about 70 feet tall.
Nationally top sellers are Balsam fir, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, Noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine and White pine.
How to Care for a Live Christmas Tree
Once you’ve picked your perfect tree from an Oklahoma Christmas tree farm, you’ll want to care and maintain it properly.
Live Christmas Tree Decorations
- Use lights that produce low heat, such as miniature lights, to reduce drying out the tree.
- Always inspect light sets prior to placing them on the tree, and replace worn out lights.
- Do not overload electrical circuits.
- Turn off the tree lights when leaving the house or when going to bed.
Caring for Real Trees
Place the tree in water as soon as possible. If the time between cutting your tree down and its installation in a stand is over 3 or 4 hours, it may be helpful to make a fresh cut removing about a 1/2 inch thick disk from the base of the trunk.
Before placing the tree in the stand, be sure the base of the trunk is clean. Take care not to bruise the cut surface during transport or handling.
Keep your tree away from sources of heat (fireplaces, heaters, heat vents, direct sunlight). Lowering the room temperature will also slow the drying process, resulting in less water consumption each day. Fresh trees may use up to a gallon a day.
Check the water level in the stand regularly (at least once a day). If the base of the tree goes dry and seals itself, it will not adequately absorb water and will dry out quickly. In some stands, the base of the tree may be slightly raised. Be sure to check that the water level remains above the base of the trunk. A dry tree is much more flammable than a properly cared for tree.
Monitor the tree for freshness. If the tree is dry and brittle, consider removing it from the house soon.
Disposing of a Real Christmas Tree
Even after a real Christmas tree is used for it’s decorating and celebration purposes, it still has a purpose outside of taking up space in a landfill.
Cover it with peanut butter and bird seed pine cones to use as a temporary backyard habitat. You can also shred and compost the tree for the garden or recycle it in your community.
After the holidays, use the tree as backyard habitat by decorating it with peanut butter and bird seed pine cones. Shred and compost it for the garden or recycle it in your community.
Benefits of Real Christmas Trees
There are many benefits from buying from a Oklahoma Christmas tree farm.
Real Christmas trees are easy to care for and environmentally friendly. Like I mentioned before, Christmas trees can be recycled into mulch and used in landscaping and gardening or chipped and used for playground material, hiking trails, paths and walkways.
For every real Christmas tree harvested, two to three seedlings are planted in its place.
Oklahoma Christmas trees are grown by local farmers on Oklahoma land where you can pick out your own tree. Approximately 85 percent of artificial trees sold in the U.S. are imported from China, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. These artificial trees are usually made with metal and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a non-biodegradable, petroleum-derived plastic. These artificial trees are reusable for 5 to 7 years usually, but they take several hundred years to decompose in landfills.
In addition to being easily recycled, a typical Christmas tree from an Oklahoma grower absorbs more than one ton of CO2 throughout its lifetime. There are about 150 acres in production for growing Christmas trees in Oklahoma. Each acre provides the daily oxygen requirements of 18 people. Talk about a win-win for everyone!
Picking a real or live Christmas tree from an Oklahoma Christmas tree farm is a festive and fun holiday tradition for the whole family. It will be a tradition to do year after year. There are a diversity of activities and trees to choose from and for everyone to enjoy!
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