Valley View Tree Farm
(815) 623-2730, (815) 494-3707
Cost: $30 u-cut pines, $49 u-cut spruces. Pre-cut trees: Fraser Fir $7-8 a foot, Balsam $5-6 a foot.
Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 23-Dec. 24, 2013
Cut down your own tree at this 100-year-old farm, which used to be a dairy farm. Then sift through the wreaths, roping and greens and visit the gift shop in the barn. Saws, pick-up, baling and shaking provided.