From farm hours to Christmas tree care, find the answers to the most common farm questions below. If you still have questions, talk with our knowledgeable farm folks at 636-432-6757.
GENERAL FARM INFORMATION
Where is the farm located?
Heritage Valley Tree Farm is located west ofSt. Louis in rural Washington, Missouri. ADDRESS: Heritage Valley Tree Farm 1668 Four Mile Road Washington, MO 63090 GET DIRECTIONS
What is suitable ATTIRE to wear to the farm?
Plan for the weather and wear casual, comfortable clothing. Very few areas of the farm are covered so plan accordingly. Footpaths are unpaved with uneven ground so sturdy footwear is recommended. Field conditions vary with the weather. If it has recently rained or snowed, be prepared for mud with hikers or boots.
What should I know about accessibility around the farm?
We are committed to providing an enjoyable visit for each and every guest to the extent that we are able to do so. Reserved parking for the disabled is available with close proximity to the farm yard. Access by wheelchair to the farm yard and some fields is only possible when weather and ground conditions are good and always under guidance of someone. However, please note that this is a working farm and all ground surfaces, including the parking lot, are unpaved with uneven terrain. For questions related to accessibility, please emailinfoHVTF@gmail.comor call 636-432-6757.
Are pets allowed?
As pet owners, we understand that your four-legged friend is like a family member. However, not every dog is mild mannered and friendly. Even social dogs, when in unfamiliar surroundings with new sights and smells, can become very curious and aggressive. This behavior can often intimidate children (and some adults) making them frightened. We don't want anyone's outing to be an unpleasant one, so please no pets at the farm. Thank you for your understanding.
Do you have a restroom?
Modern restrooms are available for your convenience.
Can a professional photographer take our family photo at your farm?
The Christmas tree farm opens for the 2024 Christmas season on Friday, November 29th. FRIDAY after Thanksgiving: 9 AM - 5 PM (This is the only FRIDAY the farm is open for Christmas tree sales.) SATURDAY: 9 AM - 5 PM SUNDAY: 9 AM - 5 PM
What varieties of CHOOSE & CUT Christmas trees do you GROW and sell?
All trees for sale are individually tagged with the height and price.
How do I care for my Christmas tree?
Caring for your real Christmas tree is easy! The most important things to remember are WATER and LOCATION. Trees are very thirsty. A fresh cut tree can consume up to ONE GALLON of water a day. Use a water-bearing stand with a minimum one-gallon water capacity. Check the stand twice a day, supplying fresh water as needed.
Ready to decorate today? Before placing your tree in it’s stand, make a 1/2” - 1" fresh cut off the trunk base. This removes any wood that may have started to seal with sap and allows the tree to better take up water. Immediately place your tree in the stand and fill with fresh water. Keep in mind, if you allow the water level to drop below the fresh cut, sap will form a seal over the trunk, unabling the tree to take up any more water.
Pick a location in your home where your tree can be showcased away from ALL heat sources such as fireplaces, radiators and heat registers.
Waiting to decorate? Make a 1/2” - 1" fresh cut off the base of the trunk and immediately place in a bucket of water. Store your tree protected from the sun and wind. When ready to bring into your home, follow the instructions above, making sure to make another fresh cut.
Should I add aspirin, fertilizer or other things to the water to help my tree last longer?
Research has shown that plain tap water is best.
Do you sell tree removal/disposal bags? If so, how much are they?
Yes, $2.00 each.
DO YOU CARRY CHRIstmas trees that can be planted?
Our tree farm does not carry balled and burlapped Christmas trees or landscaping trees for planting.
When WIll this year's pecan crop be ready?
The annual Fall pecan harvest begins after the first hard freeze of the season. The freeze helps to open the pecan shucks, allowing for the pecan to fall from the tree when shaken. Timing depends on Mother Nature but the harvest typically takes place in early to mid-November. Keep an eye on our website this November, as we keep it updated with crop availability. You can also follow us onFacebook, Instagram, andTwitter for pecan crop updates.