A Quintessential Tree Farm Experience


Article by Mindy Hargesheimer

Photography by Mindy Hargesheimer

The most wonderful time of year in which kids and adults alike count down the days that elicit ALL the feels; from the anticipation of tearing open gifts, to the annual traditions created within families, like looking at Christmas lights, watching movies, making a gingerbread house, blasting classic Christmas tunes, and, hand picking a tree at a nearby Christmas tree farm, of course!

Truth be told, my little family of four had NEVER experienced this, and this year my husband and I were determined to check this off our personal bucket lists! Little did I realize just how much our 2 and 5-year-old girls would run, laugh, and screech with pure excitement at the mere thought of getting to choose their own mini tree, AND watch dad heroically saw that bad boy down.

Louisburg-based D & G Tree Farm has been operating in the South KC metro off 247th and I-69 for decades, offering local residents the annual tradition of hopping on the ‘ol John Deere to navigate the expansive tree farm. Whether you are looking for the 9-foot hearth-room tree, or a 29-inch tabletop ornament, the options are all there for the taking with rows of varying sizes. The native Scotch pine tree is the most common evergreen species grown for Christmas trees, and for those that would rather not cut their own or prefer the Fraser Fir species not grown around these parts, these precut trees are available, and brought in from Wisconsin for easy picking and purchase

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Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by the friendliest staff ensuring you are directed to where you want to be. Want to cut your own? The saw is honorably passed on to you to do the hard work yourself (just kidding, it’s not so bad!). Want the staff to cut for you? No problem, simply confirm that and they will locate your group and your tree, saw down, load up, and fully net for you. And don’t miss D & G’s quaint barn offering Christmas gifts, hot chocolate, and visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus passing out candy canes for the kiddos upon paying for your new Christmas tree. 

The experience is surely nostalgic for many, heartwarming for most, and obviously the perfect photographic moment for that tree atop the car roof shot. Memories. Made. 

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