The 10 Best Christmas Tree Farms in Iowa!

Nothing can beat a fresh Christmas tree this holiday season. The evergreen smell that fills the house, the aesthetic appeal of natural branches, even the holiday lights seem to shine a little bit brighter against the organic backdrop. If you are interested in harvesting your own Christmas tree this holiday season in the state of Iowa, there are plenty of quality tree farms to choose from. From border to border and back again, if you are looking for your very own holiday tradition to explore, a recommended place to start are these 10 best Christmas tree farms in Iowa.   

1. Harvestville Farm, Donnellson, IA

Serving as a fifth-generation farm in southeast Iowa, Harvestville Farm is in operation throughout the year, and offers a real winter wonderland throughout the holiday season. In summer it’s fresh veggies and farm to table dinners at Harvestville, and in fall it’s pumpkin patches and tractor rides. Come winter though, Harvestville provides plenty of fresh cut trees to choose from, and a festive environment to enjoy with your family and friends. 

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2. T&S Christmas Tree Farm, Hawarden, IA

Cut your own Christmas tree and enjoy complimentary cookies and cider at the whimsical and wonderful T&S Christmas Tree Farm. The on-site gift shop also has tons of wreaths, greenerys, and gift wares. 

3. Howell Tree Farm, Cumming, IA

Providing Christmas trees for the Cumming community and beyond for over 50 years, the good people at Howell Tree Farm know a thing or two about providing a quality holiday tradition. With over 2,500 top-notch trees to choose from, as well as a wide assortment of holiday wreaths and natural decorations, the real holiday season begins with a visit to Howell Tree Farm in Cumming. 

4. Aldrich Tree Farm, Belmond, IA

Opening on the weekend after Thanksgiving, Aldrich Tree Farm of Belmond strives to provide a hassle-free experience when picking out your next Christmas tree. After choosing one of the 15,000 live trees to harvest, the friendly staff at Aldrich are happy to help shake out any dry needles and wrap it up so it’s ready to go. While you are there, it’s recommended to take a moment in the festive barn at Aldrich, and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa or two. 

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5. The Christmas Tree Farm, Maxwell, IA

Operating seasonally throughout the holiday months, the Christmas Tree Farm of Maxwell is a place where Christmas traditions are made. Upon arrival, patrons of the Christmas Tree Farm are equipped with a saw and a sled, and get to choose their own living-room additions. After cutting down the perfect tree, all guests of the Christmas Tree Farm are encouraged to sit down in the lobby, check out some wreaths, and enjoy a hot beverage.

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6. Dappen Tree Farm, Council Bluffs, IA

Located in Council Bluffs, Dappen Tree Farm has over 1,500 trees to choose from including scotch, white pine, spruces, and firs. At Dappen Tree Farm, you choose the tree you want to take home, and the friendly staff assists in cutting it down and shaking off any dry needles. Tractor rides and hot beverages are complimentary at Dappen Tree Farm, as well as the building blocks for a holiday tradition.

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7. Wapsie Pines Tree Farm, Fairbank, IA

With over 25 acres of cut-your-own Christmas trees to choose from, half the fun at Wapsie Pines Tree Farm is picking the right one for you. Including a wide lineup of original and unique Christmas tree varieties, including scotch, white and red pines, and balsam, Fraser and concolor firs, there is plenty to choose from at Wapsie Pines Tree Farm in Fairbank. 

8. Kelly Tree Farm, Clarence, IA

At Kelly Tree Farm, they can provide the saw to cut down the tree of your choosing, or you can opt for any one of the many pre-cut trees on display. Touted at the most beautiful Christmas tree farm in Iowa, it’s true that half the experience of visiting Kelly Tree Farm is taking in the quintessential Iowa surroundings punctuated by a thousand Christmas Trees looking for a new home. 

9. Strautman Tree Farm, Cambridge, IA

Featuring over 90 acres of trees to choose from, including pines, cedars, firs and more, Strautman Tree Farm of Cambridge has you covered for both your holiday and landscaping needs. Strautman Tree Farm’s season extends well beyond the holidays, and throughout the year they operated as a fully functioning tree farm that assists with landscaping and tree planting, making them the perfect people to trust for a quality Christmas tree.

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10. Miller Tree Farm, Runnells, IA

Patrons to the Miller Tree Farm in Runnells have the option of cutting down their own tree, or picking one from the pre-cut selection. Either way you choose, you’ll be sure to be taking home a healthy and vibrant symbol of the holiday season. Half the fun of visiting the Miller Tree Farm is pursuing the aromatic aisles of firs, pines and spruce, plus all the holiday wreaths. Visit today to find your perfect tree and start your new favorite holiday tradition.

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