Do you yearn to abide by an old Christmas tradition? I’m speaking of one particular errand, a task that originated during Victorian times, when families would venture into forests and find a suitable evergreen, a symbol of the Christmas season, placing the tree inside their homes. That task can be accomplished easily. And when you peruse the internet, searching for a suitable farm, you may be surprised at what you find.

A few years back, Heidi and I, during one of our many road trips, discovered a tree farm on a highway roadside. We had decided to stop by during Christmas time. What we discovered, when we made the trip during the holiday season, were fairly pricey trees, albeit all were incredibly well cared for, priced by species and size.

This year, we opted for something a tad different. We found a tree farm, a small, wooded plot situated on a county road, residing in the southern portion of Door County. At this particular spot, known as Door County Trees, every tree was priced at thirty dollars-regardless of height or size.

The main difference, besides the fifteen dollars we saved, was that searching for the perfect tree was a bit harder. Overall, many trees were oblong and misshapen. But that’s what made it fun. I remember, when I was just a child, trudging out to a field and cutting down a tree. You had to search to find one suitable for the living room, one that didn’t have too many boughs missing, or a horribly crooked trunk. And really, during yesteryear, the search wasn’t about species and price, it was all about the tree that was shaped perfectly for your home.

We searched a little while, and then were able to find this beauty.

I should mention that saws, bailing and twine to tie your tree to the car are included.

When searching for a tree farm, if you wish to keep a Christmas tradition alive, there are a lot of options. I do suggest the cheaper farms. Although you won’t find tags telling you what kind of tree you have, it’s a fun jaunt along tall, matted grasses, in the midst of a small evergreen forest.

Safe Travels!

2 Comments

  1. Sometimes it’s nice to take a not perfect tree and turn it into something beautiful. One year, when funds were tight, we brought home a live tree with a “donut” area of branches. There was space above and below it. The space was perfectly filled in with hanging ornaments. It turned out to be one of the prettiest trees we had.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Betty! And I apologize for the late reply. Yes, I agree with your imperfect tree sentiment. Cosmetic flaws, while seemingly undesirable, sometimes give your tree charm and character.

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