ROCKTON, Ill. (WIFR) -- Williams Tree Farm has been operating for over 70 years and continues to be a very popular destination for Stateline residents to come and get a Christmas tree. At the farm you can choose from a tree in the field, in the barn or an artificial one as well.
Williams grows many types of trees across nearly 350 acres at their property in Rockton. From firs to blue spruce trees, the list is nearly endless. Each tree will differ in size and have many unique features. If you are planning on buying a tree, Williams Tree Farm owners say to come prepared so make your tree finding "adventure" more fun!
Karen Williams, Co-Owner of Williams Tree Farm says their busy season is about to get underway and the weather has been treating them in their favor.
She says, "The trees are in really good shape because we've had so much rain. So they're going to be well-hydrated going into homes. Perspective is great, because what fits in your house and what it looks like out in the field or in the barn, tape measures are great so you'll know that you want it 4 feet and 8 inches tall. It just makes the experience more pleasant for when you bring the tree home.
Karen also says to come prepared with a tape measure so you know how tall of a tree can fit in your house without causing damage to your house or the tree.
Watering the tree is important as well, making sure it will last as long as possible. Keep it away from windows facing south and from any heat sources. Karen says to not forget to cut the remaining part of the trunk off the tree, if it's pre-cut. This is to prevent sap from getting in the way of the water that trees need everyday.
Williams Tree Farm is open everyday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during regular business hours and closes on Christmas Eve at 2 p.m. just in time for the Christmas holidays. You can find more information on the festivities the farm puts on along with the prices of the trees they offer here at their website.