Coleman's Christmas Tree Farm

Learn about what goes into farming Christmas trees, their history, and even the environmental benefits of tree farming. Over 95 acres of Christmas trees are grown here every year. Groups go for a hayride through the fields of trees and learn how tree farms grow and how to care for plantation Christmas trees. The tour also stops at a pond so that groups can feed ducks and geese. On the farm, groups can see wild and domestic birds, including turkeys, pheasants, and peacocks. An Indian tipi and picnic area are nearby as well. Call early as possible for a reservation.
 
Contact Info
550 Silver Run Rd., Middletown, DE 19709. New Castle County. 302-378-8949. www.colemanstreefarm.com. Hrs: Vary. Same Day Booking: No. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

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