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Our Story

Dad and Mom, Robert (Bob) and Betty Dush, founded the family Christmas tree business in 1952 with the dream of earning enough money to help their three children - Ann, Roger, and Nancy - achieve college degrees.  Bob, a respected soil conservationist for the state of Ohio, established the tree farm over many years with the very best species for the land.  For more than five decades, he was the driving force in organizing and then directing the Ohio Christmas Tree Growers Association.  Bob earned numerous awards for his land stewardship, which was his passion all of his life.  He also built many of the beautiful and functional lakes and ponds in Wayne County.  The last two were his own and are known as Pine Tree Lakes, a fitting tribute.  Betty managed the books for their business and together they raised their family.  Bob and Betty's efforts brought success to their children and pride to the community-at-large.


In 1976, Roger came home to be part of the family business. He'd spent his professional years teaching and in the corporate world.  Roger longed for the closeness of family, clean air, and the beauty of the land.  Under his leadership, a new gift emporium known as "Pine Tree Barn" was born in September 1980 - selling special Christmas ornaments, gifts, and delicious treats along with handsome trees.  The entire Dush family is grateful for these humble yet groundbreaking, and beloved beginnings.


In 1983, Roger married Rita and they both worked long, hard, and passionately to grow and prosper; evolving Pine Tree Barn with the times and their customers' needs.  Pine Tree Barn became an iconic destination offering not only highly unique and handmade holiday-decor, it also grew to incorporate fine furnishings and interior design services, original and print art, distinctive clothing, apparel and jewelry, year-round gifts, and their gourmet restaurant, The Granary - delighting patrons with homemade Ohioan recipes. 


Quickly, almost forty years have now gone by.  The reins of the Pine Tree Barn retail store and The Granary restaurant were excitingly passed to their children, Bob and Betty's grandchildren, Julie and Matt Kilbourne, during this time.


To this day, Rita still brings you the Christmas tree farm for your family's enjoyment.  It represents the roots of their own family and a longtime legacy of responsibly growing trees and shepherding the Ohio land.  The Farms at Pine Tree Barn also continue to bring you the Dush family traditions you've come to know and love, such as horse-drawn carriage and Pine Tree Express Caboose rides, letters to Santa, hot cocoa and marshmallows roasting by the fire, and so much more.  


Upgraded is the original Tree Barn with the warm and inviting Village Cafe and Christmas Workshop.  Offered during the holiday season is a light lunch of yummy bratwurst, hot dogs, popcorn, coffee, and hot chocolate.  Along with Rita, Joy - The Farms at Pine Tree Barn's talented floral designer, creates custom wreaths, swags, garlands, boughs, and roping available for sale in the Christmas Workshop. Their designs are classic, whimsical, gorgeous, and fun!  The Farms at Pine Tree Barn also encourages special orders - which will be ready when you are ready to decorate.


In 2019, the family enhanced their Valley Road location on the east side of the farm with a new Christmas Tree Barn.  It is red and green, festive, and amazing - and called the North Pole!  Directions are listed on the Locations webpage, or you can head to the Main Farm and hop on our Little Red Bus which boards every 20 minutes from the Tree Barn. You can now select the same fresh greenery at the North Pole on Valley Road along with enjoying the pure calm of Ohio's Killbuck Valley while cutting your own tree or experiencing the convenience of purchasing a freshly cut tree.   After choosing your tree, relax and warm yourself by the fire pit as you sit and enjoy your day in the country.


Dad passed in 2011, Mom in 2019 and Roger in 2020.  Rita is now enjoying her own golden years while keeping the lights shining brightly for Ohio.  Together with Brad, The Farms at Pine Tree Barn field manager, and other talented helpers, Rita takes great pride in growing and making available healthy, bountiful Christmas trees year after year to always bring you and yours a timeless, Ohio Christmas.

Roger and Rita Dush, owners The Farms at Pine Tree Barn
Original Pine Tree Barn, Wooster, Ohio
The Farms at Pine Tree Barn was founded by the Dush Famkily and opened in 1952
The Farms at Pine Tree Barn is 150 acres and has 75,000 Christmas trees

The Farms at Pine Tree Barn

specializing in BIG trees!

With two locations to choose from THE FARMS AT PINE TREE BARN has something for everyone!

Huge Selection of Christmas Trees Available:

Choose from some of Ohio's finest Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, and White Pine.

Pine Tree Express Caboose, Little Red Bus, or Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides into the Fields:

Enjoy a ride into our fields or across the Kilbuck Valley to our Valley Road location free of charge!  Rides available on weekends from Thanksgiving to mid-December.

Choose-and-Cut Your Own Christmas Tree  (Main Farm Daily and Valley Road Location on Weekends):

With 150 acres and over 75,000 trees, there's plenty to choose from!  Saws are provided as well as a sled or cart.  Once you find your perfect Christmas tree, we will help you haul the tree back to the barn where we will shake and bale it FREE.

Fresh Cut Trees and More  (Main Farm Daily and Valley Road Location on Weekends):

Head to either the Main Farm Tree Barn or North Pole at Valley Road locations to select your perfect tree from a barn full of hand-selected, freshly cut trees.  Trees are cut fresh daily to ensure freshness.

Holiday Décor:

Wonderful selections of specialty hand-made wreaths, garlands, swags, boughs, and roping beautifully decorated are always available. Boxwood wreaths and roping are now available.  Tabletop trees decorated or undecorated make welcome gifts for that “hard to buy for” friend or business associate….THE FARMS AT PINE TREE BARN has EVERYTHING you need to make your home and office festive for the holidays, to bring each year a Christmas to remember!

Additional Services:

  • Have your tree shaken and baled FREE.  

  • Recently updated at the Main Farm is the original Dush Family Tree Barn now offering the warm and inviting Christmas Workshop where you can select holiday greenery for your home and office every day.  Also, open on weekends during the holiday season is the Village Café where you can relish a light lunch of yummy barn dogs, popcorn, coffee, and hot chocolate.

  • The Little Red Bus boards every 20 minutes at the Main Farm Tree Barn to bring visitors to the North Pole at Valley Road tree fields.

Landscape Trees Available. (From the Main Location Only):

Potted and balled/burlapped Christmas trees are always available at grower-direct prices.  Decorate a gorgeous live Blue Spruce for Christmas, then plant it in your yard and watch it grow while savoring the wonderful memories of Christmases past.

The Farms at Pine Tree Barn Wooster, Ohio
Customers at The Farms at Pine Tree Barn
The Farms at Pine Tree Barn specializes in BIG trees



Christmas Tree Market and Christmas Workshop - OPEN DAILY

Pre-cut Trees and Choose-and-Cut Your Own Tree - OPEN DAILY



Saturday, November 18 to Sunday, December 17, 2023
Sunday through Wednesday:  9am - 5pm
Thursday through Saturday:  9am - 6pm


Tree Farm Fields & Fire Pit in the Killbuck Valley



*Friday, November 24, Saturday & Sunday November 25 & 26
Saturday and Sunday December 2 & 3

Beautiful pre-cut and cut-your-own trees available here and we do shake and bale your tree at no charge.

If you would like to visit both locations, the Little Red Bus boards every 20 minutes, or as needed, at the Main Farm Tree Barn to bring visitors to the North Pole at Valley Road tree fields.


9am - dusk *

* Unfortunately, insurance liability prohibits anyone in the fields after dark.

If you plan on a cut-your-own tree, please arrive before 4:00pm to allow time to cut your tree before dark.

Locations and Contact for The Farms at Pine Tree Barn:

The Main Farm - 4338 Shreve Road Wooster, OH 44691

The North Pole at Valley Road “Just around the Corner” – 4485 Valley Rd Wooster, OH 44691

The Original Homestead - Pine Tree Barn store and The Granary restaurant – 4374 Shreve Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


(330) 466-1755

Betty Dush, founder The Farms at Pine Tree Barn
Custom wreaths available at The Farms at Pine Tree Barn Christmas Workshop
Brad, Farm Manager The Farms at Pine Tree Barn
The Farms at Pine Tree Barn
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