Hi everybody, welcome to Kurtz Christmas Trees! If you are a long time customer, welcome
back, and if you are a first timer then we welcome you to our family business!
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Welcome to Kurtz Christmas Trees! We are a family owned and operated Christmas tree farm
just outside of Wellington and have been in business for over 50 years. We offer a variety of
both freshly cut trees and cut your own trees. We are open 7 days a week, from10 am to 7 pm,
starting on Saturday, November 18th Please visit our Facebook page for more pictures and
some reviews, and please feel free to add pictures of your decorated tree or pictures of your
trip to our farm! KurtzChristmasTrees
We have a variety of both fresh pre-cut trees and cut-your-own trees at our farm. For the
fresh, pre-cut trees, we have Fraser Firs, Balsam Firs, Concolor Firs, Douglas Firs and White Pine
available, and there are trees anywhere from 5’ tall up to 12' tall. For the adventurous types,
we have a field of cut-your own trees that you can wander around, with Canaan Firs and White
Pines up to 7’ tall. If you’re going to go check out the field of trees we do recommend that you
dress for the weather – it can be a little muddy out there sometimes. We have hand saws
available for you to use once you’ve found the perfect tree.
2023 Tree Prices:
If you’re interested in cutting down your own tree, we have a minimum price of $70 per tree.
Our pre-cut trees are priced by size and variety – the Fraser Firs and Concolor Firs range
between $60 and $160 and the Douglas Firs and White Pine range from $50 and $100.
There are always plenty of hand made wreaths available for you to choose from, with prices
ranging from $20 up to $80. As an example, a standard door sized wreath would be between
$20 and $30 depending on how fancy it is. We also have the smaller Cemetery sized wreaths
available and the stands for them as well. Our staff can also make a custom wreath for you if
there’s something special that you’re looking for – just ask us!
Jim Sr is still making white pine roping and will happily take a custom order from you. This year
the price is $0.75 per foot.
We also have tree stands, tree skirts, and tree bags available at the farm. Just ask one of us and
we’d be happy to get them for you.
Whether you buy a pre-cut or a cut your own tree, we will take care of the packaging. We have
a net style baler that we will run your tree through, and then we will put it in or on top of your
vehicle and secure it so you won’t lose it on the way home! We ask customers to please not
bring trailers to the farm unless it’s absolutely necessary, especially on the weekends. Honestly,
we can safely tie almost any tree that we have to almost any car that you bring. If you have a
standard size non-convertible car, truck, SUV or minivan then I can almost guarantee you that
we can put a tree in or on top of it. We have tied thousands of trees to thousands of vehicles,
and we’ve never had anybody come back and tell us that they had an issue getting their tree
home. Our parking lot isn’t huge and when we are busy it can be very difficult and time
consuming to accommodate a vehicle with a trailer. And we can always make arrangements to
deliver your tree in one of our trucks if it’s necessary. If anybody has any questions about this
please reach out and we’d be happy to help you.
We accept cash and local checks for payment, but we do not accept any credit cards. We are
just a small, seasonal business and it’s just not worth the hassle to get set up to accept credit
cards. There are several ATM’s in nearby Wellington.
We want everybody to be able to enjoy a real Christmas Tree, but we understand that not
everybody is able to come to the farm to pick out a tree and take it home. So if you live fairly
close to the farm, we can pick out a tree for you and deliver it to your home. There will be a
delivery fee involved depending on where you live. We started offering this when COVID was
running rampant, and decided to continue it. Just give us a call or send us an email and we’ll
work out the details.
HOW TO FIND US:
We are located on Quarry Road, ½ mile south of State Rt. 18, approximately 3 miles west of
Wellington. Wellington is the crossroads of State Rt. 18 and State Rt. 58, and is approximately
10 miles south of Oberlin. Below are directions from some local cities:
Cleveland – Take route 90/2 west to State Rt. 58 and turn south. Take Rt. 58 south to Rt 18 in
the middle of Wellington and turn west. Take Rt. 18 west for approximately 3 miles to Quarry
Road and turn South. Go over the railroad tracks, and we are the first farm on the west side of
North Olmsted – Take route 480 west until Rt. 10 splits off – take 10 west (this is where 480
goes to the right to the Ohio Turnpike and Rt. 10 goes to the left). Stay on Rt. 10 until it goes
from a divided highway down to 2 lanes. The first stoplight you come to is Rt. 58. (From this
intersection, you will see the new Walmart about half of a mile from the intersection.) Take Rt
58 south to Rt. 18 (middle of Wellington) and turn west on Rt. 18. Take 18 west approximately 3
miles to Quarry Rd and turn south. We are the first house after the rail road tracks.
Norwalk and points west – Take State Route 18 east. You will go through the small town of
Clarksfield and pass State Route 511. Quarry Road is approximately 3 miles east of the State
Route 511 intersection. You will see our signs on the corner of State Route 18 and Quarry road,
and we are approximately one quarter of a mile south.
Which trees hold their needles the longest? Fir trees, in general, hold their needles the best.
We sell Fraser Firs, Concolor Firs, and Douglas Firs. However, if you take care of your tree you
shouldn’t have any problems with any of our trees. We typically put our personal Christmas
tree up in our house a few weeks before Christmas, and we don’t usually take it down until
after New Year’s Day, and we have never had any problems, regardless of what kind of tree we
Please see the next paragraph on the best way to keep your tree fresh. However,
every once in a while a tree just wants to lose it’s needles – maybe the tree was in a dry spot
where it was growing, or maybe after it was cut down it was stored in a very sunny or windy
area and dried out faster than normal. Whatever the reason, we want to make sure our
customers have a great Christmas experience. So please, if you have a tree that starts dropping
a lot of needles early on, let us know – we will make it right with you.
What is the best way to take care of the tree while I have it up? For starters, right before you
put the tree in the stand and take it inside, you should make a fresh cut across the base of the
tree. Shortly after a tree is cut down, the pine sap will harden and prevent the tree from being
able to absorb water. Cutting about an inch off of the bottom of the trunk will allow the tree to
draw water, which keeps the needles from drying out. Next, make sure you keep plenty of
water in the tree stand – typically the tree will drink a lot of water the first few days. It’s best to
give to fill up your tree stand every morning and every evening for at least the first 3 or 4 days.. If the bottom of the tree dries out, then the sap will harden again.
Don’t place your tree near a heater, wood stove, or a heating vent, as this will dry out the
needles more quickly.
Should I put anything in the water? This is one of our favorite conversations with customers.
We have heard just about everything – aspirin, sugar, vodka, and 7-Up, just to name a few. Our
recommendation has always been to just use plain old tap water – it’s the way we’ve been
doing it for the last 40 years, and we’ve never had a problem with needles dropping. But we’re
always happy to hear any other suggestions!
Do you accept credit cards? No, we apologize for the inconvenience, but we do not have a
credit card machine. Our business is just too seasonal, and it’s not worth it to have a machine
for just the short period of time that we are open.
Thank you for visiting our site, and we hope to see you on the farm soon! If you have any
questions at all, please feel free to send us an e-mail, or call us. We’d be happy to answer any of
your questions. Merry Christmas everybody!
Jim Sr. with his prize-winning tree a few years ago at the State Fair in Columbus.