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Find a Michigan Christmas Tree Farm near you

Andrew Norton

Find a Michigan Christmas Tree Farm near you using Captain Jack's Christmas Tree Farm Network website. You have to scroll down to search for any tree farms near you. I would have liked to see a built-in search function available. However, if you press the CTRL and the F key it will bring up a search box in your browser. From there just type in your town or nearby towns and see what you can find.

We'll be getting our Christmas tree from Butler Tree Farm near Dowagiac again this year. It has become a family tradition for us that we look forward to every year. Read my review of Butler Tree Farm from last December. With the weekend weather forecast looking balmy this might be the first year in a long time that there won't be snow on the ground (or the tree) when we go Christmas tree shopping (or is it chopping?).

Once Christmas is over you should look into recycling your Christmas tree. Head over to and use their search function to find a tree recycling drop-off site near you.

I like to set our tree in the fence row behind our house and let our neighborhood cardinals have a warm home for the winter. After winter, I add the dried branches to our campfires for a special "north woods" scent. It also creates quite a snap, crackle, and pop effect.

Part of the trunk is sliced into thin pieces that we make Christmas ornaments out of for the following Christmas. Whatever is left gets burned in the last campfire of the season which usually coincides with when I put up the Christmas lights on our house over Thanksgiving weekend.

Make some special memories this Christmas and cut down your own Christmas tree this year!