I've tried to make the site intuitive and easy to use, but what is simple to one person is complicated to another, so let me explain how it works!

The Christmas tree farms and stands and other winter activities are organized geographically, by country then state (or province).  On each state page, the farms/stands etc. are alphabetized by County.  Of course if a state or province has many events, I split it into separate pages, grouped geographically.

Each page has navigation buttons to help you move to the major interests and area of the website.  At the top left of each page are these buttons:

Home page for pickyourownchristmastree.org Home page
The purple button takes you to a page that lists each state (and country).  Choose the area you want to look in!
The green button leads to one of my other websites, PickYourOwn.org website, where you can find pick your own orchards and farms.  There's almost always something to pick at any time of the year!
The orange button leads to my pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay ride, and other Halloween / Fall fun website - of most use in September/October and November
Tips on selecting your Christmas Tree How to select a tree - sizing, varieties, what to look for to pick a healthy tree that will last.
Caring for your fresh cut Christmas tree The real scoop on what works to keep the needles and make your tree last!
History of the Christmas tree Fun, factual information about the history of of the Christmas tree.  Lots here for classrooms and children!

 On the top right of each page are these buttons:

Feed back for for pickyourownchristmastree.org

The feedback form opens a new window so you can email me comments or ask questions! It asks your for the state and County that you are asking about, and the name of the farm if you are asking about a specific farm. I try to respond within 24 to 48 hours!

Consumers: suggest a Christmas tree farm or stand to add to the website

Suggest a farm allows consumers to recommend a tree farm, roadside tree stand or event that  I haven't got on the website. the more information you can provide, the faster I can find them and get them up!

Tree farmers and Christmas tree stand owners/operators: add your listing here for free

Add your patch is for the owners / operators of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, farms and other events. It is free to add a listing!

Site table of contents or site map for www.pickyourownchristmastree.org

The site table of contents or site map, lists and links to all pages!  Just like a table of contents in the front of a book!

Site search engine for www.pickyourownchristmastree.org

"Search the website" is a search engine, mostly used to locate a unique word or phrase . It searches every word on ever page of the website. It is not the fastest or easiest way to find a farm, unless they have an unusual name. Obviously, if you enter common words that appear on many pages like "corn maze pumpkins" you'll get too many results to be meaningful. For example, if you are looking for corn mazes in Montana, you would do better to go directly to the Montana page  from the "Start here to find one" button.  But if you want to find Oliver Wendell Douglas Farm in Texas (which is a large state with many regional pages), you might do better to use the Search button and enter "Douglas Texas" (withOUT the quotes!); as that is a fairly unique combination.

Tips and what to expect for your visit to a Christmas Tree farm

What to expect has photos, descriptions and tips about each type of event! You may find these pages interesting and helpful to decide what features matter in the farm you visit. for example , did you know that some corn mazes and pumpkin patches have pig races?  See an example on these pages!

This page! You are here (or "there"...)

I hope this helps!

Blake

 

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