Places to Buy Your Christmas Tree In Decatur, IL

Places to Buy Your Christmas Tree In Decatur, IL

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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 Christmas trees for sale.

Because of COVID-19, some stores are doing things differently, so always call before coming to select a tree.

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4 E’s Trees

Location: 5651 Traughber Rd Decatur, IL 62521

Phone: 217-864-4704

The 2020 season at 4 E’s Trees begins November 21st. 4 E’s Trees is a family-owned business near Mt. Zion, IL. All of their trees come from their family tree farm, and 2020 marks their 55th 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 will begin on November 21st from 9am to 4:30pm. They’re open everyday:

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

A few notes for the 2020 season:

  • Balsam trees will be available starting Saturday, November 21st
  • 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 2020 season

As COVID-19 shuts down many local businesses, it’s more important than ever to support family-owned operations like 4 E’s!

“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 will be available in mid-November, though an actual date has not yet been confirmed.

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.


Location: 533 Market Dr Forsyth, IL 62535

Phone: 217-877-8191

Menards will be selling live Christmas trees this year. They’re expected to be available the week before Thanksgiving.

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


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 live Christmas trees online. Select from the following options:

  • Real Scotch Pine 5’ Fresh Cut Christmas Tree: $38.95
  • 5-6 Ft. Balsam Fir: $59.98
  • 5-6 Ft. Noble Fir: $69.98
  • 5-6 Ft. Nordmann Fir: $69.98
  • 6-7 Ft. Noble Fir: $94.98
  • 6-7 Ft. Nordmann Fir: $94.98

All of these live Christmas trees are sold and shipped by Kirk International Inc. Kirk International is a Christmas tree distributor with locations in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington.


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

Phone: 217-429-4998

In years past, live Christmas trees have often been available at Kroger. However, we called, and the store manager says Kroger will not be selling live Christmas trees this year.

Decatur Ace Hardware

Location: 2809 N Main St Decatur, IL 62526

Phone: 217-875-0711

Decatur Ace Hardware also says they won’t be selling live Christmas trees this year. They do have two 7-foot artificial trees with a retail price of $299.999. These trees are imported from China.

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.


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!

COVID-19 has forced many local businesses to close, so your support means the world.

Our own local business, Sams/Hockaday & Associates, sincerely appreciates your support and trust as we navigate through this pandemic.

Merry Christmas, and have a great holiday season!

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