Love the smell of fresh pine in the house? Looking for a live tree this season? We have a ton of options in Champaign-Urbana when looking for a place to purchase a live Christmas tree, plus lots of places to choose from when deciding to pick out and cut your own tree at a local tree farm. Get your GPS ready and go find the perfect tree!
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Shop a huge selection of fresh cut Christmas trees, including beautiful Scotch Pines, Blue Spruces, Douglas Firs and Fraser Firs, all available now.
Plus, enjoy the sights and smells of a greenhouse filled with fresh wreaths, boughs and roping from the Pacific Northwest and Carolina Mountains. Prairie Gardens…we’re totallyChristmas!
Location: 3000 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign
Country Arbors Nursery is the area’s largest provider of fresh cut Fraser Firs, live cut greens including roping, wreaths, dogwood, yule logs, and dozens of other types of live cut branches for you holiday decorations. Our trees are all open and displayed on stands so you can see all sides and we net and load every tree in or on your car or truck.
Hours: We’re open 7 days a week. Starting Black Friday, we’re open seven days a week and weekdays until 6 pm.. For hours and information visit CountryArbors.com
Location: 1742 Country Road 1400 North, Urbana
Pheasant Ridge Farms (formerly B.E. Farms) is a choose and cut Christmas tree farm with several varieties of Fir, Pine and Spruce trees to select from. We provide hand saws and tree carts, we shake, drill and bale the trees at no extra charge. Visit the gift shop for handmade wreaths, other greenery products, tree stands, free hot cocoa and more.
Hours: Our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 12 – 5, Saturdays and Sundays 9 – 5, Closed Thanksgiving, Black Friday 9 – 5, Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information check the website or Facebook Page.
Location: 1128 County Road 1500 East, Urbana. We are located 1 mile west of Route 130. Coming from Urbana, take Philo Road until it ends on Old Church, then go east on Old Church and take your first right on to 1500 East. We are the third place on the left.
Tate’s Trees, Champaign: Opening day is November 25 at 8 a.m.
Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch, Rantoul: The ranch is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 24.
Sunset Christmas Tree Farm, Mansfield: Opens the day after Thanksgiving and has regular hours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).
Forest Hills Tree Farm, Danville: Cut your own Christmas tree. Open weekends, Saturday and Sunday starting the weekend after Thanksgiving until Christmas, 10 a.m. to dark.
Did we leave your favorite tree farm off our list? Do you have a tree buying tip that our readers need to know? Let us know in the comments.