40Tree work under way at Minter’s Farm.

Getting A Christmas TreeWe feel like we have a great selection of trees again this year. We have Murray Cypress, (the tree that stays green and doesn’t shed needles) from four to about ten feet tall. Our Virginia Pines are also available for sale and go up in height to about 9 feet. In addition to the Murrays and the Pines, there are some beautiful Carolina Sapphires that will be available to cut on the 2nd weekend in December.

And we hope to have some especially nice fresh-cut Fir trees from 5 to about 8 feet tall.

We’ll offer hayrides through the farm during the Christmas season.

We sure hope you can come out and enjoy spending some time in the country this fall and winter – and get a nice tree too!

We’re open every Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. until dark (about 6 p.m.) and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until dark (6 p.m.) beginning Thanksgiving Day, and we look forward to seeing our old friends and to making some new ones.

Tips for Real Trees

  • Make a fresh cut on the truck when you get home. The sap can seal over quickly and won’t allow water to be absorbed again. The bark is also a valuable way for the tree to absorb and keep the moisture; so avoid whittling away the sides of your trunk if at all possible.
  • NEVER let the water go below the bottom of your trunk (it’s easy to forget but set a reminder on your phone to check/water your tree). As soon as you get home, place it in water. Trees like the Leylands and Murrays can take in as much as 2-3 gallons of water the first day after they’re cut.
  • Do NOT place your tree near a heat source. It may look the best by your fireplace, but if it’s lit this year the tree will dry out and potentially catch fire! (Even a fake tree – the f-word for us at the farm – can catch fire by a lit fireplace). Remember, these trees are used to cooler/cold nights… and many of us don’t keep our homes in the 40s at night. Other heat sources are windows with sunlight pouring through, vents, TV set, etc..
  • It is advised to keep your room temperature lower than usual to reduce drying out. If you don’t have options, be sure to close off your vents/block them off to reduce drying out.
  • WATER WATER WATER! We cannot stress this one enough.

Christmas Trees

Carolina Sapphires & Leyland Cypress

Minter Farm is Fayette County’s largest Christmas tree farm, with more than 2,000 trees ready for purchase this Christmas season.

Murray Cypress and Virginia Pines are trees we grow here on the farm.

The Carolina Sapphires are shorter season trees. **REMEMBER: It’s best to wait until the second week in December to start cutting them.**

We plan to get in some fresh-cut Firs the beginning of the season.

We furnish saws so you can cut your own trees or we’ll help you. You can drive to the fields or we’ll carry you on a hay ride. We have materials to tie your tree to your vehicle. We also can drill your tree if your stand requires it. 

Fraser Firs

Come see us. You’ll have a great time.


  • Leyland & Murray Cypress: starting at $39 (priced $6.50-$8 per foot)
  • Virginia Pines: $20-55
  • Carolina Sapphires: $40-$65
  • Fraser Fir: $$$

You can pay for your tree with cash, personal checks, or all major credit cards.

Open 7 Days a Week
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. ’til Dark (6 p.m.); Sat-Sun: 9 a.m. ’til Dark (6 p.m.)

November 25th – December 24th

Trees for Troops

Trees for Troops 2021 – the deadline is Tuesday, November 30th to send a real tree to the families living on base. Our trees will be heading to NAS Pensacola (FL) ! What a wonderful way to show your support and thanks to the men and women who make this country safe. For $30, you can send a real tree to their homes and send a personalized message with the tree. Click this link to participate!



Free Hayrides on Weekends!

Christmas Trees