Matthes Evergreen Farm

13416 Lulu Road
Ida, MI 48140


About Us:

The Mattheses welcome you to their Christmas Tree Farm in southeast Michigan as they have for over 50 years.

Wilbert and Peg Matthes never thought when they cut their first tree that they would be one of the largest "choose and cut" Christmas tree farms in the state of Michigan.

From Thanksgiving until Christmas they offer a family "farm" atmosphere for you to create lasting memories.

Although committed to selling quality trees, they are often heard to say "We aren't just selling trees, we're providing an experience."

Matthes Evergreen Farm is primarily a choose and cut farm during the Christmas season, offering 80 acres of pines, spruces and firs to wander through. If you're visiting on a weekend, stay and enjoy the 15 foot decorated tree, the live entertainment, crafters, Santa Claus, refreshments, petting zoo, pony rides, and our own Wreath Shoppe where we create wreaths, roping, and decorations with our own fresh greens.

In addition to the choose and cut, the spring and fall planting seasons are prime time to tag the trees that you want in your own landscape. You tag 'em, we dig 'em. If you prefer, we have trees already dug and ready to go.

To make a warming room and display area, in 1978 they started to remodel, using the original 100 year old barn. Two weeks after the 1984 season ended, the old barn burned to the ground along with cherished family mementos. In an attempt to create the "old barn look", four entire barns were dismantled, hauled to the farm, and used to "do" the inside of the barn.

The festive atmosphere in the new barn include decorations, a huge Christmas tree, and the presence of Santa Claus-has created a family tradition for many families. Some customers are third generation.

Here at Matthes Tree Farm, Wilbert, Peg, and Family and our dedicated staff want to make your Christmas tree selection and other activities an enjoyable experience, one that will be a pleasant memory. By remembering the season's true meaning, the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth, May the Love and Peace of God fill your heart. His blessings to all our friends, new and old, and the ones we have yet to meet.

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