DeKalb County Ag by the Numbers – O Christmas Tree!

Posted: December 18, 2019

Locally, some farmers are growing evergreens and selling them as Christmas trees.

There are about 5 farms in DeKalb County which grow Christmas trees. These tree growers plant thousands of seedlings each year to replace the trees that are cut each season. The average growing time for a Christmas tree is seven years.

In Illinois there are 182 farms which grow Christmas trees.

Source: USDA