Our History

About the Farm

1839
1958
1960
1967
By 1970
1972
1979
Currently

1839

Simon Wyckoff purchased 172 acres of property in what is now known as White Township, Warren County. For the next four generations, the farm was entirely self-sufficient, producing milk, livestock and grain. This provided food and clothing for the family. This acreage has remained in the family ever since and is now “Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm, LLC.”

1958

John W. Wyckoff Sr. (5th generation) began planting Christmas Trees along with his 14 year old son, John W. Jr. The planting consisted of one thousand Norway Spruce seedlings on a difficult piece of ground, annual plantings continued and included pine and fir.

1960

John Sr. and John Jr. making hay

1960

1967

The first eight trees were harvested. Two were used to celebrate Christmas in the two Wyckoff Family homes on the farm and six trees were sold for five dollars each. Display of the trees for sale consisted of leaning them against a cattle pasture fence along the road for those passing by to see.

Christmas 1967, John Jr. and John C.

1967

By 1970

The cows were sold and the amount of trees planted increased annually. The sale of the trees expanded to the front yard of John Sr.’s house and then to the empty cow barn and the barnyard. John Jr. was now working full time for a landscaping business and in 1977 started his own landscaping business. Soon, father and son decided to become full time Christmas Tree farmers and expanded the business to a cut your own operation. Trees were then sold directly from the field.

1972

John Sr. inspecting a tree

1972

1979

Unloading trees

1979

Currently

There are sixty-five acres of Christmas Trees in production overseen by John Jr. who now offers a choice of cut your own or fresh cut trees. The Wyckoff family has provided thousands of families with memories that will last a lifetime. We welcome you to visit our farm whether it is your first time or you have been here ten, twenty or thirty plus years as many have.

Quality has always been the standard at Wyckoff Christmas Tree Farm.

Currently

Awards Received

Century Farm Award

The New Jersey Agricultural Society awarded John and Dorothy Wyckoff (5th generation owners) with the Century Farm Award on May 1, 1985. This award is given annually to four New Jersey farms that have been in the same family and operational for at least 100 years. The award is in recognition of the farm heritage founded by their ancestors and in gratitude for their contributions to the history of New Jersey Agriculture.

John and Dot Wyckoff standing next to pine tree

John and Dot Wyckoff at the Warren County Fair, August 1981

Christmas trees arrives at Whitehouse

National Christmas Tree Association Award

The Wyckoff family is proud to be the 2019 National Christmas Tree Association Reserve Grand Champion Grower. This is the first time a New Jersey grower has won this award. The Wyckoff family will be providing a Christmas tree for the Vice President’s home at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.

We are also proud to be the 2013 National Christmas Tree Association Grand Champion Grower. This is the first time a New Jersey grower has won this award. The Wyckoff family was honored to present the Blue Room Christmas Tree to the White House.

New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association Award

The Wyckoff family is proud to be a 11-time winner of the New Jersey Christmas Tree Grower’s Association Grand Champion Award. The award was most recently received in 2019, in addition to 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 1999, 1992, 1990 and 1978. The competition is held annually by the state association.

The Wyckoff family has also received the 2017 Reserve Grand Champion Award.