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 636-239-7479.
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 with sturdy footwear for field conditions.
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. Access by wheelchair to the farm yard and fields is only possible when weather and ground conditions are good and always under guidance of someone. For questions related to accessibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-239-7479.
Are pets allowed?
Please no pets. Our free range chickens don't get along with 4-legged friends.
Do you have a restroom?
Modern restrooms are available for your convenience.
Can a professional photographer take our family photo at your farm?
We do not accommodate professional photographers who wish to schedule private photo sessions.
Do you host private outings or weddings?
No, we do not offer private outings or weddings.
CHRISTMAS TREE INFORMATION
When are you open for Christmas tree sales?
FRIDAY after Thanksgiving:9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (This is the ONLY Friday the farm is open for Christmas tree sales.) SATURDAY: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. SUNDAY:9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closing for the 2019 season on December 15th.
What varieties of Christmas trees do you sell?
Canaan Fir – Choose and Cut Fraser Fir – Pre-Cut White Pine – Choose and Cut Norway Spruce – Choose and Cut SEE VARIETIES
How do I know if a Christmas tree is for sale?
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?