-The Grass Lake and Brooklyn farms will be open just for tree cutting Nov. 21 and 22 (9am-5pm). We officially open our full operation the Friday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27) and remain open 9am-5pm everyday until Christmas Eve. If you want to come during the week prior to Nov. 27, please call to make arrangements (734-475-7584).
-At the Grass Lake farm, there will be a new lot for cutting Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, and Spruce on the weekends starting the Friday after Thanksgiving. You can drive directly to this lot:
-Both the Grass Lake and Brooklyn farms will have horse-drawn wagon rides on the weekends (Nov. 27, 28, 29 and Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13) as long as the weather is favorable.
-The Salem Grove Church at the Grass Lake farm will be open selling refreshments and holiday crafts Nov. 27, 28, and 29 and Dec. 5 and 12.
You have reached one of the oldest and largest tree farms in Southern Michigan. We started in the 1930’s and are still going strong with two locations:
Getting out into the country and harvesting a fresh cut tree is a holiday tradition for many families, and providing this experience has become a full-time business for us. We strive to find ways to make your visit to the Arend Tree Farms as convenient and enjoyable as possible.
Through the years, we have changed the types of trees we grow to meet public demands. Scotch Pine used to be the most popular tree in the 60’s and 70’s, but Fraser and Douglas Fir seem to be today’s favorites. Even though fir trees are the top-sellers, we try to make every species available. In addition to cut-your-own, pre-cut trees are available in a range of sizes with some priced as low as five dollars for the budget minded. We also provide the newest innovations of the industry to our customers:
A special attraction on weekends is the horse-drawn wagon rides. Draft horses pull wagons full of customers out to the cutting areas. These are extremely well trained and hardworking horses that provide a memorable ride for children and adults as well.
Another attraction is the 150 year-old country church that is adjacent to the Grass Lake farm. Many families make it part of their holiday tradition to stop by the church for homemade doughnuts and cider or to purchase unique Christmas craft items. Our main objective is to provide a friendly and unique holiday memory for your whole family. We look forward to seeing you.