— HOURS —
Open for trees the Friday after Thanksgiving
and every weekend until Christmas unless we are sold out.
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Tree cutters must be in the fields by 3:30 PM.
The owners family photo during an unexpected visit by Santa.
Left to right - Vicki, Santa, Shawn, and Dave
Photo courtesy of Erica Tripp Photography
"Tag a Tree"
Arrowhead Acres featured in The Woonsocket Call
October 19, 2013
The Christmas Tree That Became a 2011/2012 Holiday Tree
An Important Message to Christmas Tree Taggers
Over 30,000 trees of many varieties (several varieties in each of the Fir, Spruce, and Pine families) grow on the farm.
After Thanksgiving families either cut their own tree or we cut it for them.
Tree cutting, transportation out of the fields, shaking, drilling, and netting are all provided at no charge. We will place
the tree in/on your vehicle, but our insurance will not allow us to tie the tree down for you. We do provide step stools
and baling twine at no charge. Customers do not need to touch the tree until it arrives at their vehicle or they can do it all, if desired.
Dear Dave and Vicki,
The words "Thank You" cannot express our family's gratitude!
Not only did you open "off season" but you didn't charge us full price for our tree! Our son's leave was complete! We had Thanksgiving, a tree decorating party and
Christmas! Without you this would not have been possible. Sometimes we forget how truly wonderful the world can be. Grateful acts such as yours remind us on a daily basis.
Thank you and have a blessed day — Fred & Jennifer, Kevin & Justin (our soldier)
Dave and Vicki,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013! Thanks for another year with a beautiful tree! — Stephanie & Mike B. (August 2011 AAcres wedding)
Thanks for a Great Christmas Tree Gathering Experience! (2011)...
Hi Dave and Vicki,
Just wanted to thank you for our best Christmas Tree ever... and to send some pix that you can hopefully share with Fred and Cindy who helped us find and gather our tree (who we fondly named "Henry").
We were the family who had traveled for the "White Pine" but ended up with Henry... And we couldn't have been happier.
Everyone was so friendly and warm and helpful. It was a fantastic afternoon.
Christmas came and went and we didn't have the heart to get rid of Henry. So, we've actually taken down the
majority of his branches and needles and have decided to keep him in our Living Room year round ; ) We thought that after uprooting him after all those years at Arrowhead Acres we owed him a home!
June 21, 2011
The Christmas tree we bought last November (2010) was amazing. It only just now has started to brown. I never
thought a Christmas tree would last this long haha. We will be sure to buy from you again every year and we will pass this info on to all our friends. — Billy C.
We just wanted to thank you for our tree this year. You offered us the Concolor Fir you'd used in your function hall.
We loved it! It was a joy to keep and it meaningfully improved our Christmas. Our two-year-old daughter took every
opportunity to show off the tree. I can be a bit of a humbug; my favorite part of Christmas is usually getting the tree out of the house. This year I was sad to see it go. — Keith, Ann, and Adele
All trees $60
tree shaking to remove loose needles.
FREE drilling for unique Easy-On/Easy-Off tree stands
FREE tree cutting and transportation
No adjustment screws. A
couple of hits with a hammer and the tree stand is on straight and secure. Spin the stand counter clockwise and it is off. A precise machine drilled hole (we provide at no
charge) in the base of the tree is the secret to a perfectly straight installation. A large capacity water bowl is an important feature of these stands. Ask for a
- Tree Stands
- Tree Disposal Bags
Commercial Tree Stands
Tree Trolley service is provided
to transport customer trees.
Customers are greeted and given
directions to requested tree types.
THE CHRISTMAS TREE THAT BECAME
A 2011/2012 HOLIDAY TREE
A customer sent us a photo of the Christmas Tree they cut on Thanksgiving weekend and then redecorated for
Valentine's Day and again for Easter. We have had the photo of the unknown customer's Easter Tree on display in the window of one of our cashier booths for several years.
Old Holiday Tree Photo
My wife Vicki thought that was such a great story that she decided to go even further with it. The following is the
documentation of what she did with our tree this past Holiday season:
November 12, 2011
(1½ weeks before Thanksgiving)
The Fraser Fir tree was cut here at Arrowhead Acres and placed in our home.
November 19, 2011
The tree was decorated for the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday season.
January 20, 2012
(over 2 months since cut)
Christmas Tree before redecorating for Valentine's Day.
February 14, 2012
(3 months since cut)
March 17, 2012
(4 months since cut)
St. Patrick's Day Tree
April 8, 2012
(nearly 5 months since cut)
The moral of this story is: No tree is fresher than the tree you watch being cut at a tree farm, and fresh trees properly
cared for will hold their needles for months. The secret is putting them in water immediately after they are cut and making sure they don't run out of water.
This was an unscientific experiment and we don't recommend that you do this at home. Frankly, I was getting tired of
looking at the tree by Easter, and it was getting quite dry having it indoors for almost 5 months. Note this was a cut tree – not balled in burlap.
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE
FOR CHRISTMAS TREE TAGGERS
Ever since Arrowhead Acres opened to the public, we have allowed pre-season Christmas tree tagging as an added
service to our customers. We have gone to great lengths and expense to prevent "Grinches" from removing the tags
and leaving nothing but a freshly cut stump to greet the rightful owner of the tree upon their return during the height of the Christmas tree season.
During the 2005 Christmas season I'm sorry to report that the "Grinches" have run amok, leaving me to face the
tears and anger of both children and adults. Every time this happens to a family it leaves me feeling worse than the
family who has lost their tree. Regrettably, we have decided to discontinue the practice of tree tagging here at
Arrowhead Acres after all these years. We were one of the last tree farms in the state to continue tagging; but we, too, must finally give in.
— Dave Morin