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The joy of homegrown Indiana Christmas trees

Tree at Roberts Tree Farm

It’s the week before Christmas and you find your living room is still missing a tree. Think you’re stuck haggling over the last scraggly looking tree at a nearby parking lot? Not in Indiana, my procrastinating friends! You can find many lovely Christmas tree farms all over the state.

My family visited Roberts Tree Farm in Seymour last weekend. Not only did we take home a beautiful eight-foot pine tree that is currently filling my house with the most beautiful scent, but we created wonderful memories in the process.

Many tree farms offer hay rides out to the fields, warm cookies and hot chocolate. At Roberts, they even drilled our tree in such a way that made it so easy to set up at home. If you visit Evans Whispering Pines Christmas Tree Farm in Danville, you can purchase a live wreath or greenery along with your tree. They also offer a cute gift shop full of ornaments and other holiday décor. That’s what I call one-stop shopping.

A live Christmas tree is also the most environmentally friendly way to celebrate the holidays. For each tree chopped down, three more are typically planted. Most communities also offer tree recycling programs, where you can turn your tree into mulch for local parks and landscaping beds.

If you’re looking for a tree farm near you, visit for a directory of tree farms around the state.

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Written by : Nicole is a stay-at-home mom and blogger living in Columbus, Indiana. She blogs about adventures at home and away with her husband and 2-year-old son at She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She spent seven years living and working in downtown Indianapolis following college. Nicole is always looking for fun, kid-friendly outing ideas. You can contact her via email or find her on Twitter at @arrowssentforth. Nicole receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.