Our Trees

Whether you want to cut your own Christmas tree or select one of our freshly cut Wisconsin trees we have the “perfect” one waiting for you.

Tree Selection

Selecting your perfect Christmas tree does not have to be difficult. By answering a few basic questions we can quickly get you heading in the right direction. These questions are the ones that we always ask when assisting a customer:

We have approximately 7 acres of Christmas trees for you to browse through. The field is literally just a few feet from the parking lot and is easily accessed using one of our mowed grass pathways.

The trees in the field are random in terms of size and variety so you can explore the entire field if you desire looking for that perfect tree. Most of our trees have been sheared but a few have been left to be more open and natural. All trees in the field have been well taken care of with a dose of fertilizer in the spring to give them a deep green color, weed management as needed to ensure that their branches are full all of the way to the ground and irrigated as needed to ensure that regardless of what mother nature throws at us your tree is ready for the holiday season.

All trees in the field that are for sale are clearly marked with a tag that tells you what the species of the tree is and its price. The price on the tag includes sales tax. All firs start at $12/ft and spruces start $10/foot. Price per foot increases for trees taller than 9 ft. Please note that the shape and fullness of a tree are considered when the trees are priced. Marked trees are generally 7 to 10 feet tall but there are always a few that fall outside of this range. The majority of trees in the field are Fraser Firs, followed by Canaan Firs, and a variety of Spruce.

Those trees that do not have a tag are not for sale this season as this is our way of managing our inventory and ensuring that we have an excellent selection of trees year after year.

We have a large selection of fresh cut trees on display for your selection. These trees have been recently cut from another farm in Wisconsin. These trees range from 4 to 14 feet in height and are either Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir, or Balsam Fir. These trees are also individually tagged indicating their variety and price.

If you have the ability and desire to walk the field and cut your own tree then this option may be for you (families with kids love this option) as the kids get to burn off some energy and get the excitement of cutting one down. If you want the ease of shopping for a tree without all of the effort then choosing a fresh cut might be right for you. The desired size and species of tree may also determine whether you can choose and cut or will need to select a fresh cut tree. Regardless of what option you choose you will be getting a great tree for the holidays.

At Santa’s Evergreens we offer four types of trees: Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir, Balsam Fir, and Spruce. Each species has its own distinct characteristics that are highlighted below:

  • Fraser Fir – Generally known as the “Cadillac” of Christmas Trees, this tree has short soft dark green needles with a silvery underside, stout branches, and is known for its needle retention. 
  • Balsam Fir – These trees are known best for their scent as they have the strongest pine scent. With short soft dark green needles and medium stout branches these trees are generally a little fuller than a Fraser fir. Needle retention, while not as good as a Fraser fir, is still good.
  • Canaan Fir – These trees are relatively new to the market and can best be described as a cross between a Fraser and Balsam Fir. They have the scent of a Balsam but have the needles and needle retention similar to a Fraser. 
  • Spruce – We grow several varieties of spruce on the farm. All of the Spruce trees have short sharp needles, strong stiff branches, and range in color from medium green to blue. Needle retention is good.

In the field we grow Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir, and Spruce. The fresh cuts we offer are Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, and Canaan Fir.

While this is a personal decision, you should know what your ceiling height is before you purchase a tree that is too tall. We also recommend that when you come out to get your tree that you use one of our measuring sticks to ensure that you are looking at the right size of tree. This is especially true out in the field where the trees are taller than they look!

  • Our field trees are generally in the 7 to 10 foot range although there may be a few outliers.
  • Our Fresh Cut trees are generally in the 4 to 14 foot range.
  • Our selection of tall trees (10+ ft) is limited and we sell out quickly every year. Come early or call for availability.

Fat or skinny is a relative term describing the overall shape of the tree. While this is pretty arbitrary, in the fresh cut area where trees can be moved and compared side by side one can quickly determine what your preferences are. The same goes for Full or Open. Out in the field, you are on your own to make these comparisons and select your tree.

Our Services

At Santa’s Evergreens all of the following services are provided and included in the price of your tree:

  • Saws and Mats – We have bow saws and carpet squares for you to use when cutting your tree. The carpet squares serve two purposes – protects you and your clothes from the saw blade when carried and can be laid on the ground to keep you out of the dirt/snow/mud when cutting.
  • Tree Transport – While you are welcome to bring in your tree from the field, we are also willing to help out. Once cut, if you can get it to the nearest pathway, we will come out with an ATV and trailer and bring it in for you.
  • New Cut” – Whether it is squaring off your field cut or giving your Fresh Cut tree a trim to enable it to drink we will trim your trunk as necessary.
  • Base Trim – We will remove any bottom branches that you would like removed.
  • Tree Shaking – With few exceptions we shake every tree to remove dead needles and debris that is in the tree. Some trees are too large for this process and at times it may be too cold to shake the tree. In extreme temperatures we have had the shaking process knock the top off the tree.
  • Tree Netting – This process condenses the tree to a much smaller size which makes it easier to put on your vehicle and get it into your house. We have two different sizes so no tree is too large.
  • Tie On – We will tie your tree on your vehicle as long as we feel it is safe and will not damage your vehicle.
  • Tree Drilling – If you have a stand that requires a hole in the trunk we will drill one for you. We have a machine, but ask that you be present to help with alignment purposes.
  • Treat bags for children.


Each tree that is for sale has a tag attached to it that indicates the species of the tree and the price of the tree.  The price on the tag includes sales tax. All firs start at $12/ft and spruces start $10/foot. Price per foot increases for trees taller than 9 ft. Please note that the shape and fullness of a tree are considered when the trees are priced.

Pre-Selecting a Tree

We do allow pre-selection of trees to be cut down at a later date. Pre-selection is only allowed from November 1st – 17th, 2023 and is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment contact us. There is a $20 charge for this convenience. Full payment for the tree and the “pre-selection” convenience fee must be made at the time of selection. Trees must be picked up no later than Sunday, December 3, 2023. Due to the increased popularity of “pre-selection” there will be no exceptions made to the dates of “pre-selection” or pick up.

Tree Care

Once your tree has been cut (field or fresh cut) it needs to be placed in water. If you do not get it in water within a couple of hours it should be given a “new cut” an inch or two above the last cut just prior to getting it in water. The reason behind this “new cut” is that in the absence of water the tree actually tries to protect itself from loss of moisture by closing its pores in its trunk with sap. Once the pores are closed your tree will not drink. This “new cut” exposes open pores which will allow the tree to drink. If you don’t set up your tree right away, make sure you store it in a shady cool location away from heat sources. Keep your tree wrapped in the netting to protect the tree and possibly wrap it in a tarp to keep its moisture from evaporating.

Once your tree is up, Water. Water. Water. Your tree may drink a lot of water at first so make sure you keep an eye on it. Once the tree has climatized to your home it will even out on its water intake. Placement of your tree is also critical to its longevity. It is recommended that your tree is not placed in direct sunlight, over open heat registers, or near fireplaces.