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Cutting down your own Christmas tree

Can anyone recommend places (within a one hour drive) for cutting down your own Christmas tree?

  • Shannon R Irving Park resident

    We go to Dudeck's in Indiana, a little further out but a great place and worth the trip. http://www.dudeckspinecountry.com/

  • Robert Rohdenburg Affordable Housing Activist for ONE Northside

    The Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times should have their published lists in thet week after Thanksgiving.
    The National Christmas Tree Association, has a search option. (See: http://www.realchristmastrees.org/dnn/AllAboutTrees/TreeLocator.aspx)
    Here is their list for with in 50 miles of Chicago:
    TNI Corporation, Inc._x000D_TNI Packaging - 18.30 miles
    Address: 333 Charles Court Suite 101...

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    The Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times should have their published lists in thet week after Thanksgiving.
    The National Christmas Tree Association, has a search option. (See: http://www.realchristmastrees.org/dnn/AllAboutTrees/TreeLocator.aspx)
    Here is their list for with in 50 miles of Chicago:
    TNI Corporation, Inc._x000D_TNI Packaging - 18.30 miles
    Address: 333 Charles Court Suite 101 West Chicago IL 60185 United States
    Contact: Jerry Marchese

    Ulta-Lit Tree Company - 21.14 miles
    Address: 1989 Johns Drive Glenview IL 60025 United States
    Contact: John DeCosmo

    The Christmas Tree Company - 31.63 miles
    Address: 725 North McKinley Road Lake Forest IL 60045 United States
    Contact: David Godsoe

    Gorman Nursery - 37.62 miles
    Address: 6607 West Bruns Road Monee IL 60449 United States
    Contact: Kevin/Molly Gorman

    Luers Christmas Tree Farm - 41.65 miles
    Address: 6305 West 91st Avenue Crown Point IN 46307 United States
    Contact: Doug Luers

    Bengtson Farm - 46.90 miles
    Address: 10919 West Wilmington Road Peotone IL 60468 United States
    Contact: Jeremy & Scott Bengston

    Other search options let you search within 10, 20, and 75 miles.
    You may find other tree orchards using the Google search terms: Illinois,"Fresh Christmas Trees" or Illinois, "Christmas Tree Orchard", Wisconsin and Indiana should also have some tree orchards near Chicago.

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