three boys and dog in front of tree caring trees

Unloading trees


man looking at planted tree

John Sr. inspecting a tree

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. […]


old picture of father with baby near Christmas tree

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 […]


old photo of farmer making hay

John Sr. and John Jr. making hay


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.


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 […]