GATES OPEN 9:00-4:00 Friday November 29
and then Saturday and Sunday Nov. 30 and Dec. 1; Dec. 7, 8; Dec. 14, 15; and Dec. 21, 22!


Happy Holidays, 2019 !


At Pioneer Tree Farm we raise our trees organically, and use no pesticides as we contend with weeds and other tree pests. (Occasionally we do treat some invasive hardwood species with an herbicide). Our motivation is love of nature -- trees, wildlife, weather, the land -- and what we sell is an experience along with your Christmas tree.

This year we will be open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday after Thanksgiving day, and Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday December 22.

Everything else is much like old times (see more details below). As you enjoy your walk around to look for your tree, we hope you will enjoy the country air and the diversity of vegetation on our tree farm, perhaps see some wildlife, and have fun with other friendly people!
Dogs OK on leash, not in buildings.

Alice and Bill


Pioneer Tree Farm,
selling cut-your-own
Christmas trees since
has a variety of
pines, spruces,
cedars, and firs.

Trees are $60 any kind or size
Cash or checks only; no credit cards please

Map available (see below)


old fashioned fun 
on a country farm, 
50 miles
of Chicago!



Our trees are organically grown and pruned by hand.

A portion of  tree sales is donated to the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, and most of the workers are volunteers from the Defenders.

Wagon rides to and from the pines, tree shaking and baling, and hot coffee and cocoa in the warming house are included at no extra charge.  Hand saws are also provided, or bring your own (no chain saws or axes, please). Handcrafted holiday items are available for sale in the warming house.  If you bring your dog, please keep it on a leash while you are here, and do not bring it into the Warming House.

Whether or not you've cut your own Christmas tree before, we recommend you read Tips for Cutting Your Own Tree. You might like to print out our  map to Pioneer Tree Farm (which also has pertinent information).  Google Maps will give you driving directions.



    Chickens at Pioneer Tree Farm

Nov 2017

Nov 2015

Pioneer Tree Farm 4614 Pioneer Rd, McHenry IL 60051 (815) 385-8512