November 10, 2010
Visit a Louisiana Tree Farm this year
Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree!
Time to think about Christmas trees. Start a new family tradition by going to one of these LOUISIANA Christmas Tree Farms and picking out a tree. Make some memories, enjoy a day of fresh farm air.
Cool Breeze Farm
15860 Hwy. 157, Benton, Louisiana 71006, 318-326-4980
Peterson Drive Christmas Tree Farm
318-355-7937, 126 Peterson Drive, Benton. Open Friday afternoons; all day Saturdays; Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sell Virginia Pine and Leyland Cypress trees.
Adams Tree Farm
318-686-4770, 6391 Buncombe Road, .7 miles off Pines Road. Open 9 a.m. to dark, Monday through Saturday; 1 p.m. to dark Sunday. Virginia pine and Leland cypress trees which are grown on the farm; Noble fir and Grand fir shipped to the farm.
Christmas Wood Tree Farm
318-683-0592, 3223 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, 1/5 miles west of Mansfield Road between Walker and Dean Roads. Hours 10 a.m. until dark Saturdays; and weekdays by appointment. Leyland cypress trees.
Shaw Christmas Tree Farm
318-284-3584, Hwy. 71, 1 mile north of Ida.
Weaver's Christmas Tree Farm
2995 Jolly Napier Rd, Shreveport, LA 71119, 318-636-6101. Choose from Leyland cypress, Carolina sapphire, Blue Ice, Cut Fraser fir. Also have a gift shop and sell tree stands.
1010 Doty Road, Ferriday, LA 71334, 318-757-4911, 318-715-4910 Choose from leyland & ovensii, virginia pine, blue ice, blue nalor,frasier fir (sizes 5-6 ft up to 8-9 ft )from north carolina to arrive 2 days before Thanksgiving. Items available to purchase tree stands, trees netted, wreaths, ornaments, decorated cypress knees, pecans shelled. And enjoy a kiddie train ride for children cost: $3.00. North on LA 15, turn west on Kentucky Ave. (Hwy 903). Go 2 miles to farm on left.
Fletcher Christmas Tree Farm, 3725 Highway 921, Clayton, LA 71326, 318-389-5894. Directions: FM 921, 3 miles south on Hwy. 15, between Clayton & Sicily Island.
Santa's Woods, 732 Stonewall Frierson Road, Frierson, Louisiana 71027, 318-797-4749. Open day after Thanksgiving and every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until sold out. www.santaswoods.net
Beavers Christmas Tree Farm
2237 Hwy. 563, Simsboro, LA 71275, 318-247-8238
Choose from Leyland cypress, Virginia pine, Carolina Sapphire, Red Cedar. Also sell tree stands. Farm located at 2237 LA Hwy. 563, get off of I-20 at the Industry Exit #78, this exit is between the Grambling and Simsboro exits, go north on Hwy. 563 approximately 5 miles and the farm will be located on the right.
Pepper Christmas Tree Farm
2181 Hwy 557, West Monroe, LA 71292, 318-387-5172
Choose from Leyland cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Blue Ice. Also sell tree stands, snow flocking. From West Monroe; go S on Hwy 34, 7 mi.; past paper mill take left on Hwy 557, go 2.5 miles to farm on left
Precious Memories Christmas Tree Farm, LLC
455 Glen Acres Road, Calhoun, LA 71225, 318-396-5113
"Full Service Christmas Tree Farm" Opening the Saturday before Thanksgiving November 22, 2008 thru Sunday before Christmas. Daily Monday thru Friday 10:00 until dark, Saturday and Sunday 8:00 until dark. Trees available are Virginia Pine, Leyland Cypress, Notabilis, Blue Ice, Carolina Sapphire, Red Cedar and North Carolina Fraser Fir (fresh pre-cut Fraser Firs from North Carolina available Thanksgiving weekend.)
Other fun on the farm: sleigh rides for the kids and kid at heart, Candy Christmas mints, Christmas tree pin stands for sale (takes the hassle out of straightening your tree) and fresh wreaths made daily. From I-20 Exit 108 (Cheniere Drew), go north on LA 546/LA15 for 2 miles to the intersection at Drew School. Take a left onto LA15 and continue for 2 miles (Look for our big sign on the right). Turn right onto Glen Acres Road and stay straight for .5 mile. Tree farm is on the left (Look for our sign). http://www.preciousmemorieschristmastreefarm.com
A & N Christmas Forest, 318-563-4011 or 318-563-4785, Directions: from Alexandria, Hwy. 1 south 18 miles to Echo, turn right at Cheneyville Echo Road or Sandy Lane Road, ½ mile to stop sign, turn left, 2nd house on right
Miltons' Christmas Tree Farm
1605 Hwy. 457, Lecompte, LA 71346, 318-442-0565. Choose from Leyland cypress, Virginia pine, Red Cedar.
Peachy Pines, 100 Locker Road, Deville, Louisiana 71328, 318-449-1142
Curry's Christmas Tree Farm
548 Robinson Drive, Rayville, LA 71269, 318-728-6203. Choose from Leyland cypress, Virginia pine, Carolina Sapphire, Red Cedar, Blue Ice. Also, sell tree stands, offer hay rides, snow flocking, maze, field tours. I-20 east from Monroe to exit 132 then follow signs.
L & L Christmas Trees
318-645-6988, 157 S. Main Street.
Barfield Tree Farm
318-467-5532, Hwy. 4, 3.5 miles west of Hwy. 65.
Sanders Christmas Tree Farm
294 Westbrooks Rd., Hornbeck, Louisiana 71439, 318-565-3152
Hollis Tree Farm
318-371-0530, Directions: from Minden, 2 miles on U.S. Hwy. 79, left Miller Road, go 3 miles. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Virginia Pine and Leyland Cypress.
Old Beck House Christmas Tree Farm & Gift Shop, 318-377-0310, 112 Beck Curve Road, U.S. Highway 80, Minden. Open 1 p.m. until dark each day. Douglas fir, Leyland cypress and Virginia pine; other items include: wreaths, gift baskets and stockings.
Grant Christmas Tree Farm & Syrup Mill
318-634-3408, Farm Address: 716 Whitaker Rd., Grant, LA 70644. Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine, Fraser Fir trees, fresh wreaths and garland.
Fall festival the three Saturdays following Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. ‘til 6 p.m. The festival includes watching an old time cane press, making syrup, homemade biscuits, syrup, sausage and milk gravy, or chip beef barbeque sandwich, listen to blue grass and gospel music or take the children to the petting zoo. There's also arts & crafts and a hayride. For more details
If you have a Christmas Tree Farm that you would like listed here, please email louisianatrekker (at)gmail(dot)com.
PHOTO CREDIT: Leyland Cypress from The National Christmas Tree Association
Sources: Southern Christmas Tree Association
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Louisiana Forestry Association
Other links about caring for real trees and finding tree farms from the LSU AgCenter and the National Christmas Tree Association.
Selecting a live Christmas tree from the LSU AgCenter
Real Tree Safety Tips, Not Scare Tactics
Selecting and Caring for a Real Tree
If you don't see the tree farm you are looking for then try this link to The National Christmas Tree Association or the Louisiana Forestry Association