Christmas Tree Farms in Northern Illinois and Eco Friendly Holiday Tips
As you do your holiday decorating this year, you may want to weigh out which kind of tree is more Eco-friendly. As an article published in my recent newsletter states, an artificial tree can be more earth friendly. Consider a potted plant which can be beautiful and can also be planted in spring. I personally like an artificial tree because I just do not feel right about cutting down a lovely, living tree that has flourished and grown only to use it inside as a decoration for a few weeks until it dies. I remember my Father having to pretend he "planted" a tree in the yard after Christmas one year when I was a kid, because I felt so sorry for the tree! I think that was the only year we had a real tree, but I know many people just love a real tree for the holidays. If you do purchase a fresh tree, please try to buy it from a tree farm so you are not damaging any forests. I have listed some local Tree Farms below for your convenience:-) Please call ahead to confirm hours, prices, directions and availability before you drive out. I've listed the websites below, if available, so you may want to visit those as well, as many offer much more than trees and you can make it a nice family outing! If you have a favorite tree farm that I missed, please let me know so I can add it.
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Real trees can also be a safety hazard, so please visit these website for tips on keeping your home and family safe this holiday season:
Please see the safety video from the National Christmas Tree Foundation near the bottom of this post
After you are through with your tree and the holiday season is over, please visit Earth911.com to find a Christmas tree recycling center. It is much better to recycle the tree into wood chips, which can have many uses instead of wasting that wonderful tree and letting it go to a landfill.
Another tip is to recycle instead of using expensive wrapping paper. Try to re-use your gift bags, bows and paper instead of throwing it in the trash. Creative and beautiful gift wrapping can be done with newspaper, old wallpaper scraps, bandannas, scarves, magazines, old posters, sheet music, coloring books, etc.!
Please be kind to our earth in this holiday season:-)
309 Three Oaks Rd. Cary, IL 60013 Phone: (847)-639-3248
COUNTRY CABIN ORCHARD AND NURSERY
4829 Alden Road, Woodstock, IL Phone: (815)-338-3348
STAR CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
24974 West Miller Road, Barrington, IL Phone: (847)-438-4518
BEN’S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
7720 Ryan Road, Harvard, IL Phone: (630) 279-0216
ZIEGLERS CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
42w109 McDonald Rd, Elgin, IL Phone: (847) 464-5776
41 W 651 Powers Road, Huntley, IL Phone: (847)-669-3251
11802 Charles, Woodstock, IL Phone: (815)-338-7443
Richardson Christmas Trees, LLC
(Also home of “the world’s largest CORN MAZE”)
9407 Richardson Rd., Spring Grove, IL Phone: (815)675-9729
GRANDPA'S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
ONEY'S TREE FARM & NURSERY, INC
16608 Route 14, Woodstock, IL Phone: (815)-338-4108
CAL & SHAN'S CHRISTMAS TREE & MORE
9414 US Hwy 14, Woodstock, IL Phone: (815)-338-7888 or (815)-509-1026
BILL'S FRIENDLY EVERGREEN TREE FARM
3102 West Miller Road, McHenry, IL Phone: (847)-623-1422
COUNTRY PINES FARM
2816 S. Justen Road, McHenry, IL Phone: (815)-455-3083
HARMS FARM GARDEN CENTER
4727 W Crystal Lake Road, Crystal Lake, IL Phone: (815)-385-5385
HOLLY JOLLY TREE FARM
4919 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, IL Phone: (815)-385-9627
PIONEER TREE FARM
4614 Pioneer Rd Mchenry, IL Phone: (815)-385-8512
GENGEL TREE FARM
38614 North Fairfield, Lake Villa, IL Phone: (847)-356-5661
HONEYBEE ACRES CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
41 W 072 Bowes Road, Elgin, IL Phone: (847)-464-9627 Email: Xmstrz@sbcglobal.net http://Honeybeeacreschristmastreefarm.net
FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
24774 W Petite Lake Road, Lake Villa, Il Phone: (847)-949-0172
CUCHICACHI TREE FARM
19505 West State Line Road, Antioch, IL Phone: (847)-395-7919
BEN'S TREE FARM
7720 Ryan Road, Harvard, IL Phone: (630)279-0216 Email: email@example.com
BILL'S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
North Sheridan Road, Beach Park, IL Phone: (847) 770-1421
BILL'S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
3102 W. Miller Road, Spring Grove, IL Phone: (847) 623-1422
45W002 Lees Road, Lily Lake, IL Phone: (630)-365-2116 Email: LeesTrees94@aol.com
6 N 593 County Line Road, Maple Park, IL Phone: (815)-895-9712
LARSON'S FAMILY FARM
4404 Somonauk Road, Sandwich, IL Phone: (815)-786-2249
13332 Bell Road, Lemont, IL Phone: (630)-243-8470 Alternate Phone: (708)-606-2952.
CAMELOT CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
16380 S. Somonauk Road, DeKalb, IL Phone: (815)-756-6599
CINNAMON TREES & SHRUBS
13579 N. Howison Road, Waterman 207 Illini, Shabbona, IL and other DeKalb County Locations
Phone: (815) 824-2247
KUIPERS FAMILY FARM
1n318 Watson Road, Maple Park, IL Phone: (815)-827-5200 http://www.kuipersfamilyfarm.com
WHEATON LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN CENTER
626 East Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL Phone: (630)-668-0947
BILLS TREE SALES
4 E. Ogden, Westmont, IL Phone: (269)-207-0046
IDE CHRISTMAS TREES, LLC (you can even borrow a tree here!)
1500 83rd Street, Downers Grove, IL Phone: (630)-743-4032
850 Butterfield Road, Aurora, IL Phone: 630-897-3011 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a safety video from the National Christmas Tree Foundation. You can also visit their web site for an environmental debate on fresh vs. fake trees:
Wishing you a wonderful and safe Holiday Season filled with much Hope, Peace, Joy and Love:-)
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If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call or email me. It will be my pleasure!
By the way, if you know of someone that could benefit from my high level of service, please call or email
me with their name and daytime phone number and I will make sure to follow up and
take great care of them.
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