Carl & Dorothy’s Christmas Tree Farm
4968 US Rte 68 North
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Located just south of Young’s Jersey Dairy
(937) 767-7288 (Seasonal)
Hours (Open Nov 27 – Dec 20):
History of the Farm
Carl Young has spent a lifetime growing trees and family businesses. In addition to founding Young’s Jersey Dairy with his brothers Bob and Bill, he and his wife Dorothy went on to operate Stockdale’s and Stockbarn restaurants in Springfield, Ohio for many years. In the early 1980’s, Carl and Dorothy began planting Christmas trees on their Black Walnut Plantation, located east of Springfield. In 1985, they went on to establish Carl and Dorothy Young’s Cut Your Own Christmas Trees just south of the dairy farm.
The first planting of White Pine, Scotch Pine and Norway Spruce consisted of just 1500 trees. The farm has gradually expanded over the years and now features Canann Fir, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Blue Spruce, Serbian Spruce, Black Hills Spruce along with the original Pines.
Today Carl has over 27,000 trees, which are supported by a modern drip irrigation system and yearly hand shearing. Carl operates the farm with his longtime field manager Ray Bowermaster, Gift Shop manager Barbara Brown and his son Ben. His grandchildren help during the sales season, and he looks forward to the assistance of great-grandchildren in the coming years.
Carl Young of Carl and Dorothy Young’s Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in Yellow Springs is among the Ohio Christmas Tree Growers who send holiday spirit to service men and women abroad with the donation of Christmas trees to troops each Veteran’s Day.
Ohio Christmas tree growers are donating real Christmas trees as part of the annual Veterans Day event called “Operation Evergreen”. It is sponsored by the Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA). Ohio Christmas tree growers began “Operation Evergreen” in 1995-96 with 30 trees. The annual event has grown to over 320 trees last year.
High school chapters of the FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America), Girl Scout troops and other community organizations have participated in the past by donating decoration ‘kits’ consisting of (48) ornaments, garland, letters and banners. If your group is interested in helping, please let us know by the first Sunday in November.