5 Best Places to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in West Michigan


The Christmas season is approaching again, and if you can’t wait to get the season started, you may already be planning to cut down your own living Christmas tree.

Shiny Christmas tree outdoors in the forest

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Western Michigan has no shortage of trees, or places to fell them yourself. So if you are looking for some of the most unique and magical options for your Christmas cheer.

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*Note: Almost all of the options below open November 19-20.

1. The Bosch Countryview Nursery

If you’re looking for the full experience, this Allendale nursery has just what you need to get into the Christmas spirit!

Forestries opens the Christmas tree season

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Want more than just a tree? For $10 per person you can ride a horse or tractor-drawn wagon through the woods to our brand new log cabin. You’ll receive a mug of hot chocolate for the ride, and when you arrive at the cabin, you’ll meet Santa and receive a s’mores package. A great way to make the experience fun for the kids.

Their tree prices start at around $55, but it all depends on the size and type of tree you’re looking to fell, so be sure to check their practical Guide before you leave.

2. Vormittag Family Tree Farm

If you can’t grow your own tree on your own farm, that’s the closest thing to experience. This family farm has been in Ottawa County for over 50 years, serving the West Michigan community with trees and smiles for many Christmases.

Dumfries Farm completes its Christmas tree harvest

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They are also a one stop shop for all living decorations, also offering wreaths and stands for anyone looking to complete their decorations from the same country.

3. Church Tree Farm

Hanging out in Grant, Mi, this cute family farm has been making West Michigan smile for over 60 years.

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Andreas Rentz, Getty Images

Choosing your tree is only part of the fun when you stop at Church’s Tree Farm, as they also have the “famous” (and heated) Moose House, where you can grab a hot chocolate and snacks before braving snow and cold.

4. Lenderink Tree Farm

If you find yourself in Belmont looking for a tree, you should stop by and say hello to Santa at Lenderink Tree Farm. Although they are open all year round, they also offer great Christmas tree options.

According to their website, this year they continue full service free hot chocolate and coffee, individually wrapped marshmallows for roasting. They also allow dogs to come and have fun (as long as you keep them on a leash!)

5. Cut down a tree from one of Michigan’s National Forests

Looking for a real thrill and want to beat the crowds? This is the most unique and cheapest option on the list. You can get a permit for just $5 that allows you to cut down a tree from a specific part of one of Michigan’s breathtaking national forests.

Currently, permits are available for Huron-Manistee, Hiawataand Ottawa forests

Good luck finding the perfect tree for your home this Christmas season, and be sure to get there early so you don’t end up with a tree like Charlie Brown’s…


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