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Places to Buy Your Christmas Tree In Decatur, IL

Places to Buy Your Christmas Tree In Decatur, IL

Looking for a live Christmas tree in Decatur, IL? We connected with all the major retailers here in Macon County to bring you information on real Christmas trees for sale.

Originally published in November 2020. Updated in November 2021.

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4 E’s Trees

Location: 5651 Traughber Rd Decatur, IL 62521

Phone: 217-864-4704

The 2021 season at 4 E’s Trees begins Saturday, November 20th. 4 E’s Trees is a family-owned business near Mt. Zion, IL. All of their trees come from their family tree farm, and 2021 marks their 56th year in business.

4 E’s Trees is named after Frank and Marge Evans four sons: Don, Ron, Larry, and Steve. Ron Evans now runs the farm.

At 4 E’s Trees, you can buy more than just a Christmas tree – they offer handmade Evans family wreaths, ornaments, and holiday decorations.  

Choose and Cut began on November 20, 2021 from 9am to 4:30pm. They’re open every day:

  • Monday-Saturday: 9am-4:30pm
  • Sunday: Noon-4:30pm

A few notes for the 2021 season:

  • Balsam trees will be available starting Saturday, November 20th
  • Short needle spruce buyers will need to sign a waiver if cut before December 12th, due to dry weather conditions
  • White pine and scotch pine are in limited quantity due to drought in recent years
  • There will be no tagging in the 2021 season
  • You still need to wear a mask
  • There’s a limit for how many people can be in the shop at one time
“My family began getting our Christmas trees from 4E's in about 1965. We always looked forward to the Saturday after Thanksgiving because that's when we tagged our tree. I remember tromping through your fields through snow and rain to find just the right tree and we always did.” –I. E., customer

Lowe’s Home Improvement

Location: 990 Hickory Point Plaza Forsyth, IL 62535

Phone: 217-876-9750

Lowe’s will be selling Christmas trees this year. The trees are available now, as of early November. A customer service representative at the store says the live trees are sourced from North Carolina.

Live, cut trees will be available outside in the garden center, and boxed-up trees are available now in the store. Go into the south entrance, walk past the customer service desk, and the boxed-up trees will be on the right-hand side.

Menards

Location: 533 Market Dr Forsyth, IL 62535

Phone: 217-877-8191

Menards will be selling live Christmas trees this year. They’re already available, and a store representative said there are plenty to choose from!

The live trees come from Wisconsin and are available in the garden center.

Walmart

Location: 4224 N Prospect Dr Decatur, IL 62526

Phone: 217-875-0016

Walmart did not answer our phone calls; however, we can confirm you can order real Christmas trees online.

All of these live Christmas trees are sold and shipped by National Plant Network. National Plant Network does not say where they source their Christmas trees.

Kroger

Location: 255 W 1st Dr W Decatur, IL 62521

Phone: 217-429-4998

While Kroger didn’t have live Christmas trees last year, they do have some available this year. They have mini Christmas trees for $24, which are about 4-foot high.  

In addition, the day after Thanksgiving, the Boy Scouts are expected to start selling Christmas trees in the parking lot area.

Decatur Ace Hardware

Location: 2809 N Main St Decatur, IL 62526

Phone: 217-875-0711

In years past, Decatur Ace Hardware had Christmas trees available, but this year, they say they won't have any available (neither real nor artificial).

Glenview Christmas Tree Farm

While not in Decatur, Glenview Christmas Tree Farm was in Macon County (Argenta, IL), so we thought we should provide in update.

Many have enjoyed visiting this tree farm in year’s past, but in 2018, they announced they have permanently closed after 32 years of business. Unfortunately, they will not be selling any more Christmas trees.

Conclusion

While it can be convenient to pick up your live Christmas tree at Lowe’s or Menards, please consider supporting local business here in Decatur by shopping at 4 E’s Trees!

Our own local business, Sams/Hockaday & Associates, sincerely appreciates your support and trust.

Merry Christmas and have a great holiday season!

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