Elgin Christmas Tree Farm bounces back after drought
The Elgin Christmas Tree Farm is bouncing back after years with very little rain.
The recent rains are making for one of the best crops of Christmas trees in quite some time.
The tree farm opened Friday morning. Owner Twyla Nash says she expected to see around 2,000 people today.
Fresh trees line the fields on the farm. You can catch a hayride out to the field. There are saws that you can chop down your own tree. The folks on the farm will shake out the needles and wrap it up for you.
Nash says they are thankful to have thousands of trees to sell this year.
"In the past few years when we were selling the trees were very thin and not nearly as many to sell but this year has been very good to us and we have plenty of trees and they look beautiful," Nash said.
There are farm animals to visit and even a maze to wander through. The trees start around $30 and go up depending on how big of a tree you pick. The farm is open every day.