ALMA — This will be the last year for what has become a holiday tradition for many families in our area, as a local tree farm has announced it will not be open to the public next year.
Shenandoah Tree Farm opened in Alma in 1971. They have long been a destination for families out to not only find their perfect Christmas tree but to enjoy a train ride, feed the llamas and emus, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and shop for gifts and crafts.
The owners of Shenandoah made the announcement on their Facebook page. The Hicks family thanked everyone who has made their family and their tree farm a part of their holiday tradition.
The post says, “The sad part will be no longer being a part of that and watching your families grow and change over the years.”
The post goes on to acknowledge the fond memories families have of their time at the tree farm, and that they share those memories but that it’s time they lessen their workload.