Did you know that in the United States, 30 million trees are harvested each year and 85 million are planted? Each acre of Christmas Trees produces enough Oxygen to meet the requirements of 18 people and Christmas Trees are generally planted in soils that are considered unsuitable for other types of crops, providing wildlife habitats and scenic greenbelts while preventing erosion. Florida Christmas Tree growers produce over 200,000 live or freshly cut trees each holiday season.
For many families Christmas is filled with tradition and picking out the tree can be a wonderful one. About 35 miles from Spring Hill, Dade City’s two family owned tree farms offer the opportunity to create special holiday memories by allowing visitors to choose and cut their own Christmas Tree in a variety of sizes starting around $30. They provide the saw, string, and help if needed. Trees are shaken and netted for transportation home at no charge. In addition to the “cut your own tree” option the farms also offer pre-cut Northern trees, potted trees, and holiday wreaths. Shipments of fresh trees arrive daily and weekly throughout the season.
- Ergle Tree Farm is located at 3325 Treiman Boulevard, Dade City, FL 33523 and is open 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. daily November 14th through December 23rd (including Thanksgiving Day). Train rides are available on weekends until dusk too. For additional information call (352) 583-3647 or visit www.ErgleTrees.com.
- Lazy Lay Acres Christmas Tree Farm is located at 14920 Swift Road, Dade City, FL 33525 and is open 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. daily November 27th through December 25th. For additional information call (352) 567-6808 or visit www.LazyLayAcres.com.
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