For more than four decades, families have started their Christmas adventure with Beck Tree Farms in northern Berks County.
More than forty acres of trees, fresh country air, farm animals, and a roaring fire make for a picture-perfect holiday tradition.
We specialize in Fraser Fir, offering thousands of beautiful trees for you to harvest yourself, or you can select one of the hundred pre-cut trees we have to offer.
New this year are our fire pit and food truck serving hot food on the first three weekends. We've also just opened new fields adding another 5,000 trees to the thousands from which we already have to choose!
Beck Tree Farms is the premier destination for your genuine Christmas experience. Warm-up in the barn by a cozy fire and enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies. Be sure to visit the friendly farm animals that keep us company year-round. On weekends, Santa even stops by to visit the kids!
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START A NEW TRADITION WITH BECK TREE FARMS!
a true Christmas adventure
Grab a saw and custom-made tree cart to set-out in search of the perfect Christmas Tree. Once you find that beauty, we'll quickly shake, bale, and drill your tree at no additional cost. We also stock up to one hundred pre-cut trees for easy selection and purchase. A variety of tree stands and handmade wreaths are available as well.
After finding that perfect tree, your family can cuddle-up in the barn with hot chocolate and cookies beside our 48" Rumford fireplace. The kids will also love visiting with our friendly farm animals - goats, cows, chickens, pigs, and more! Leashed pets are always welcome to join your family on an adventure!
On the weekends, bring your appetite and swing by our food truck to enjoy a hot meal by our new fire pit, and kids can get their photo with Santa, himself! This will surely be a Christmas adventure your family will never forget.
Our season begins the day after Thanksgiving at 9AM! We are open Saturday and Sunday from 9AM to 5PM, and Monday through Friday from 11AM to 5PM.
Friday, November 29th - Sunday, December, 22nd
9AM to 5PM ~ Friday, November 29, 2019
9AM to 5PM ~ Weekends
11AM to 5PM ~ Weekdays
CARING FOR YOUR TREE
It took us more than 8 years to grow your Christmas tree, and how you treat it will help it last even longer and smell even better once you get it home.
FRESH CUT: Just like flowers - the fresher the cut, the longer your tree will last. If possible, it is best to slice 1/4 inch off the bottom of the tree just prior to putting it in water. (The hole drilled in the stump for pin stands is deep enough to allow this.)
PLENTY OF WATER: Drinking water keeps the trees needles where they belong - on the tree! It also keeps your tree smelling fresh, and reduces flammability. If your tree runs out of water even once, sap will close the pores and it will no longer be able to drink! Your tree will drink a lot more during its first few days in your house, until it becomes climatized.
LOCATION: Try to avoid placing your tree in direct sunlight, hot rooms, or near heat sources such as ducts, radiators, or fireplaces.
STORAGE: If you are not putting your tree up right away, it is ok to leave it baled up. Please try to keep it in a cool place such as the garage, out of direct sunlight, and in water (with a fresh cut of course!)
AIR TEMPERATURE: Thermal shock can cause early needle loss if the outside temperature is more than 40º lower then in your house when you bring the tree home. It is best to keep the tree in a moderate temperature for a few hours or even overnight before bringing it all the way inside. A protected place such as a covered porch or garage is suggested.
We hope your tree lasts as long as you want it to! We recommend placing a tree disposal bag under the stand prior to putting your tree up, to help contain any needles that fall as you take it down at the end of the season.
*Spotted Lanternflies: Per our discussions with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Christmas Trees are NOT a primary target/concern for Lanternflies. SLF adults are not present during our sales season, and it is very unlikely that they would lay egg masses are on our Christmas Trees. An egg mass hatching indoors is even more unlikely and the baby SLF cannot fly and would quickly die due to lack of food.
As a precaution, we have completed SLF permit training, inspected our trees, and key employees will be checking trees for egg masses. This is a serious pest dramatically effecting vinyard, orchard, and hardwood agriculture in 13 Pennsylvania counties and several states. Please help stop the spread of SLF.
Cash Preferred | Credit Accepted |
Pre-Cut Trees Available Starting at $30
Also Available for Purchase: Stands, Evergreen Wreaths, Tree Disposal Bags
This year, we have added another 5,000 new trees to choose from, including Fraser, Douglas, and Canaan Firs!
*We remain open through all weather, except a coat of freezing rain or 6"+ of snow
Prices Subject to Change
*Concolor Fir not available until after December 5, 2019, and only available pre-cut
Each spring the Becks can be found preparing the fields for spring planting. In addition to other crops, several thousand seedlings are planted each year. Most trees are about 10 to 14 inches tall, and are already 3 or 4 years old when they arrive from the nursery.
Once planted, the trees are fertilized and watered as necessary depending on weather conditions, just like in your garden at home. Weed free rows are also established, with a cover crop between rows to control erosion.
Mowing the grass between the rows of trees so that they have room to grow is everybody's favorite job in early summer. We have a fleet of mowers, one for every type of condition and size of tree. There are fungus and insect pests to contend with, as well as deer. Surrounding the tree fields, you'll see the large electric fences designed to ward off deer.
During late summer each year, every single tree on the farm has to be trimmed to make it look its best for you. This enormous undertaking fills up a lot of weekends and evenings, but results in a much fuller, conically shaped tree
In the fall we are usually still trying to finish up the trimming, keeping the tree rows free of weeds, and continuing to mow the grass. More fertilizer is applied to give the trees a beautiful deep green color, as well as help with needle retention once you take them home.
November and December are incredibly busy as we prepare and sell trees. It gets even more interesting when there is snow to plow in the fields.
January and February might be the only time to catch our breath. By March, the ground begins to thaw and we can begin stump removal. Nutrient content, PH levels, and drainage, are adjusted in the fields being prepared for the next crop of trees. Then suddenly we are planting trees once again!
The average Christmas tree sold at Beck Tree Farms has been growing in our fields for 9 years. That's 9 years of filtering carbon dioxide and other pollutants to produce fresh, clean, oxygen rich air. One acre of young evergreens produces enough oxygen for 18 people!
For every tree sold, several more are planted as our business continues to grow, thanks to you.