By Blair Thomas
‘Tis the season to traipse across Illinois farms with your families in search of the perfect tree.
Phillipstown Christmas Tree Farm in Crossville offers pines and firs as well as garland, wreaths and other Christmas decor. It’s open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Contact this Southern Illinois tree farm at (618) 966-3641.
Four E’s Trees in Decatur grows several varieties of fir, spruce and pine trees that visitors can choose and cut themselves. Wreaths, roping and boughs are also available at this Central Illinois farm, open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays). To learn more, call (217) 864-4704.
Find firs, pines and spruces as well as fresh wreaths and hot cider at Christmas Tree Forest in Belvidere in Northern Illinois.
Each of these farms open around the third weekend of November.
For a complete listing of Christmas tree farms in Illinois, check out the following websites: