The Branch Ranch Christmas Tree Farm

20 years of Tradition

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Information

Everything you need to know.

Hours

We open the Friday after Thanksgiving
and each weekend after until Christmas.

Saturday 9:30am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

Prices

Cash or Check only

All trees in the field: $42.
Precut prices below:

Size Price
6-7' $55
7-8' $66
8-9' $90
9-10' $120
10-12' $150
12'+ $240

Directions

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2551 CR 159
Philadelphia, MO 63463

Meet The Owners

Ain't they lovely?

Butch and Darlene Augspurg

Butch and Darlene (Tootsie) Augspurg

We have about 6000 trees today and are going to plant 500 this spring. It takes from July 1 to August 30 to prune the trees in my spare time. Next comes painting which is about 3 days of Leprechaun clothes and green underwear. The stain is permanent. If it dries for over 10 minutes it will only come off with sandpaper of a sand blaster. I have one John Deere mower that is tree green, not John Deere green but that's OK, its the one Tootsie ran into the REC pole and had to go to the Redneck Body Shop.

Mowing takes about 18 hours with 2 mowers. I have built most all of the equipment that we use to take care of the trees. We have implement carriers mounted on the back of the mowers to carry sprayers, a home built air mist sprayer to cover each tree with insecticide or fungicide which has to be done at least 3 times yearly. We also have a tree shaker made out of fence row materials that works as well as there $3500.00 ones and I have $60.00 in mine.

I don't know how many more years we will be able to take care of the trees but you can bet as long as we can we will have a ball and provide the community with a little piece of the Christmas Spirit that is so important to us.

About

The history of the farm

  • 1990-1997

    Our Humble Beginnings

    We planted 5,000 trees in the spring of 1990. Considering it takes roughly 7 to 8 years for a Christmas tree to grow to be 5 to 6 feet, the first trees were sold in 1997.

  • visit to capitol

    2010

    Capitol Christmas Tree

    Our tree took 1st place in the Annual Christmas Tree Association competition which meant we recieved the honor to provide a Christmas tree to the Missouri State Capitol.

  • douglas firs

    2012

    Bring in the douglas-firs

    Due to increasing popular demand, we started selling pre-cut douglas-fir trees from Michigan.

  • second visit to capitol

    2017

    To the Capitol again!

    Again, our tree took 1st place in the Annual Christmas Tree Association competition. We had the great privelage to provide a tree to the Missouri State Capitol.

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    Of Our
    Story!

Fun

Look around and enjoy!

recipes

Recipes

Cherished Family Treats

The Treehouse

The Baumhaus

"The Tree House"

The Christmas Tree Express

The Christmas Tree Express

Lookout for the conductor

Summer Photos

Summer Photos

Not so frightful weather

Fall Photos

Fall Photos

Beautiful Missouri Colors

Winter Photos

Winter Photos

Christmas Tree Time!

Contact Us

Phone: (573)-439-5789
Email: augspurgjr@marktwain.net
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