Attractions & Services

Each season we evaluate our customers’ needs and try to respond accordingly with accommodations that make your visit fun, easy and enjoyable. Our goal is to help you create a family tradition that can be passed through generations with warm and meaningful memories.

Click on a topic to read more about it.

Attractions & Kid Activities

  1. Santa Claus is coming to McLaughlin Tree Farm:
     During the festive Christmas season, we offer special days and times when Santa will be available to visit with kids and family. Located within our barn, is a special hospitality area for families to gather and get warm next to the fireplace, visit with Santa, enjoy our complimentary refreshments, read, and/or color.
    Check our homepage under “Announcements” for dates and times of Santa’s planned arrival.
  2. All About Alpacas
     Working with My Poppy’s Alpacas, a local husband and wife team, we are able to allow our customers to get up close and personal with this unique animal. A friendly, docile and intelligent animal, Alpacas are a member of the camel family that are best known for their extraordinary hair, which is used for various garments. My Poppy’s Alpacas sets up a professional display and offers our customers a wonderful educational experience. Their display also includes a variety of high quality handmade Alpaca products. For the 2013 Season My Poppy’s Alpacas will be present at the farm on Saturday 12/7 and Sunday 12/8 only.
  3. Enjoy the Farm – Walk or Ride
    Approximately 40 acres of farmland situated along the New Sharon Branch of the Assunpink Creek, our farm offers visitors a pleasant and refreshing outdoor experience. Fields of Christmas trees, intermingled with patches of forest provides visitors with a pleasing and relaxing atmosphere as they select their tree. Numerous paths and trails make it easy to walk, however, we offer continuous hay rides to help customers get around and to bring them in with their tree.
  4. Fun and Games
     Throughout the farm there dozens of unique and interesting examples of nature. From the numerous types of evergreens that we grow to the various animals that reside here. Make your visit a learning experience. See how many “natural treasures” you can find. Ask our Customer Service for a Treasure Hunt Map. Completed and returned Treasure Hunt Maps receive prizes.
  5. Farm Tree-sure Hunt
     Throughout the farm there dozens of unique and interesting examples of nature. From the numerous types of evergreens that we grow to the various animals that reside here. Make your visit a learning experience. See how many “natural treasures” you can find. Ask our Customer Service for a Treasure Hunt Map. Completed and returned Treasure Hunt Maps receive prizes.
  6. Relax and Refresh
     Our barn was constructed in 2009 with the purpose of providing for customer comfort and convenience. Take time to come in and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate (made fresh daily), fresh popped popcorn and a special treat you won’t find anywhere else- our spiced cider is made from an old family recipe and is sure to perk you up.

More Services

  1. Live Potted Trees and You Pick it – We Dig it
     We will have ready for your choosing a wide assortment of trees balled and burlapped and/or potted for you to take home and plant after Christmas. If you see a tree in the field that you would like dug, please see a Customer Service Associate for details.
  2. Stand Strait Drilling
     Based on an interest from our customers, a few years ago we invested in a commercial tree drilling machine. This service is offered free and is part of our commitment to helping make set up and care of your tree quick and easy. The strand-strait system balance and centers the tree before drilling and then using a special tapered drill bit, creates a perfect hole of correct width and depth. Of course, this method requires the unique pin type tree stand.
  3. FREE tagging
     Many of our customers have preferred to come out early and tag a tree for cutting and pick up later in the season. This accommodates there schedule better and may often coincides with family traditions. It is with caution, however, that we permit tagging, because it is hard to guarantee the security of all tagged trees.
  4. Ease of Processing
     We now have a Howey commercial tree baler, so there is no tree too big for packaging. Tying and netting are free services that we provide to help you transport your tree home safely and that adds to the ease of set up. Should you need a tree delivered and/or assistance with set up, we would be glad to assist. Please see Customer Service for more details.
  5. Pre-Cut Trees
     We work with a small family farm in North Carolina to obtain a great selection of premium quality North Carolina Fraser fir. These trees are fresh cut, heavy dense trees, with excellent fragrance, color and shape. Because they are fresh, they will easily last through the holiday season. They are offered at extremely competitive prices.

Christmas
Trees & Decoration

  1. Christmas Trees
     Bring one of our beautiful trees home and experience the McLaughlin Family quality tree difference. Come visit us this season at our Robbinsville Farm and make our award winning Christmas Trees part of your family tradition.
  2. Wreaths & Decorations
     Our products are made daily from a variety of fresh cut greens including: fir, spruce, pine, juniper, boxwood, cypress and holly. We collect our greens and pine cones locally so they are fresh. We use a minimum of plastic and other “fake” ornaments. Wreaths come in a variety of sizes from 10 to 48 inches. We have 20 years of making our custom wreaths especially for Christmas. Our wreaths are made fresh and over the years many of our customers have adopted the tradition of placing our wreath inside their home. “They are too nice to put outside” customers have said.
  3. Hand-Made Bows
     For our handmade bows we work with Designs By Linda a local florist who custom creates a wide assortment of the highest quality bows you can find anywhere. Bows are made from a variety of ribbon types, sizes, styles and colors. Our bows are the main feature on all of our wreath products.
  4. Advent Wreaths
     (these handmade custom creations should be ordered at least one week prior to planned pick up)
    This season we are also offering special Advent Wreaths. A Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent. It is a horizontal evergreen wreath with four or five candles. Beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, the lighting of a candle can be accompanied by a Bible reading and prayers. An additional candle is lit during each subsequent week until, by the last Sunday before Christmas, all four candles are lit. Some Advent wreaths include a fifth, “Christ” candle which can be lit at Christmas. The accumulation of light is an expression of the growing anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ, who in Christian faith is seen as the light of the world. The circular wreath represents God’s eternity and unity. Evergreens are a symbol of enduring life.
  5. Roping
     Roping or garland adds a natural, elegant touch to stair railings, porches, doorways and around fireplace mantles. Our roping comes in measured sections or 25 yards rolls. We offer traditional white pine and a white pine mixed with boxwood and Fraser fir.
  6. Grave Blankets and Crosses
     We make our grave covers on heavy frames so they stay in place without staking. We also use extra wire to keep greens and ornaments in place. Custom made in a variety of sizes. Our crosses are made on a wire frame similar to our wreaths.
  7. Door Swags
     Handmade from a variety of greens, cones and ornaments, these festive swags are topped with a bow and a piece of wire to hang on the door, porch post or mailbox.
  8. Kissing Balls
    A neatly configured ball intended to be hung inside the home through a doorway or over the table as a festive and fragrant ornament. The kissing is up to you. We make these daily so they remain fresh. While most contain a mix of greenery, if you prefer a special or unique creation made solely from holly or boxwood, please order ahead of your planned pick up.
  9. Framed Christmas Trees
     Constructed on wire frames in the same manner as our wreaths, neat bundles of greens are arranged in the shape of a tree. Flat on the back side, they hang nicely on a door or wall adding a nice display to another room in the home. Fresh and fragrant these popular sellers are gone fast.
  10. Mistletoe
     Dried fresh and packaged, our mistletoe is florist quality direct from California. We find the source of “kissing under the mistletoe” in Celtic rituals and Norse mythology. In Gaul, the land of the Celts, for instance, the Druids considered it a sacred plant. It was believed to have medicinal qualities and mysterious supernatural powers. Folklore and myth surround many stories about mistletoe. Take some home and start your own tradition.

 

20-foot Douglas Fir Christmas Tree
20-foot Douglas Fir Christmas Tree

20-foot Douglas fir Christmas tree installed at Riley Park in Bradley Beach. Thanks to the Michelle and Pat and the rest of public works for their help.

Annual Tree Presentation
Annual Tree Presentation

at Sharon School

NJ Christmas Tree Growers Association
NJ Christmas Tree Growers Association

greg hosting NJ Christmas Tree Growers Association Summer Workshop

Beautiful Farm Scenery
Beautiful Farm Scenery

A collection of beautiful images around the farm

Wreath & Decorations Slideshow
Wreath & Decorations Slideshow

Assorted wreaths and decorations custom made for our customers

My Poppy’s Alpacas Slideshow
My Poppy’s Alpacas Slideshow

Come on by and pet My Poppy's Alpacas

Santa Slideshow
Santa Slideshow

Come and visit Santa at our farm

Friendly Service
Friendly Service

Gabe bales a tree and prepares for loading.

Friendly Service
Friendly Service

Gabe bales a tree and prepares for loading.

Trees for Troops
Trees for Troops

Greg and Joe Keris (Keris Tree Farm) work together to provide trees for servicemen and women around the world.

Robbinsville Senior Center
Robbinsville Senior Center

Deb and Matt setting up a Christmas Tree at Robbinsville Senior Center

Abby and Dad
Abby and Dad

landscaping at Pond Road MIddle School

Customer Service Slideshow
Customer Service Slideshow

Photos of what we do for our customers read more →

Custom Wreath
Custom Wreath

One of our many beautiful, fresh, handmade wreaths

Potted Trees
Potted Trees

A wide offering of winterberry holly, boxwood, blue holly and other seasonal potted plants.

Our Shop
Our Shop

Visit the barn and select your perfect wreath

Arbor Day
Arbor Day

Tree planting at Sharon School

Large Specimen
Large Specimen

nursery stock

Christmas Trees
Christmas Trees

Young field of concolor and Douglas fir Christmas trees

Tom & Greg
Tom & Greg

Tom and Greg loading and tying

My Poppy’s Alpacas
My Poppy’s Alpacas

Learn all about these friendly animals on select weekends only. MyPoppy'sAlpacas

Trees for Troops
Trees for Troops

Loading trees into a FedEx shipping container for shipping to troops overseas.

Santa & the kids
Santa & the kids

Visit with Santa, take a picture, or choose from one of our other kid friendly activities

My Poppy’s Alpacas
My Poppy’s Alpacas

Learn all about these friendly animals on select weekends only. MyPoppy'sAlpacas

Hay Ride
Hay Ride

Take your time and enjoy the fresh air and scenery on one of our wagon rides.

Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate

Enjoy a complimentary refreshment in our hospitality barn

Season Greetings
Season Greetings

Our welcoming committee- Joan, Deb and Alfie

Wreath Decoration
Wreath Decoration

Custom-made wreath

Wreath Decoration
Wreath Decoration

Wreaths from our farm

Wreath Decoration
Wreath Decoration

Custom Wreath

Santa
Santa