Hickory Creek Farm

Guilford County, North Carolina, USA

From tobacco to Christmas trees, Hickory Creek Farm has come a long way! The fourth-generation family farm was first established in 1913 by Robert Lee Gray. The property has featured many crops and animals over the years, but the cash crop was always the golden tobacco leaf. The Gray family eventually got into the Christmas tree business after planting Loblolly Pine trees for timber production. Today, the hillsides and meadows are covered with gorgeous trees perfect for your holiday celebrations. From Leyland Cypress and Carolina Sapphire to Green Giant and White Pine, there’s a tree to suit all tastes. Families are welcome to come to the farm beginning the end of November to choose and cut their trees. They can also browse through a beautiful poinsettia greenhouse and have professional photos taken in the fields of green. Besides Christmas trees, the farm produces thousands of bales of wheat straw every year. The straw is baled from the highest quality grains and is ideal for straw bale gardens or other landscaping projects. But above all else, Hickory Creek loves that it is part of the holiday traditions of so many residents in the Greensboro area.

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Catherine is a Canadian award-winning journalist who worked as a reporter and news anchor in Montreal’s radio and television scene for 10 years. A graduate of Concordia University, she left the hustle and bustle of the business after starting a family. Now, she’s the editor and a writer for Garden Culture Magazine while also enjoying being a mom to her three young kids. Her interests include great food, gardening, fitness, animals, and anything outdoors.