Have you picked up the latest issue of Midwest Living magazine? Dull's Tree Farm is featured in the November 2011 issue! Or, maybe you saw us in Indianapolis Monthly where we were voted the Best Christmas Tree Farm for 2004. You may have seen our Grand Champion Christmas Tree at the 2004 and 2006 Indiana State Fair. We get around. We've also been featured on the covers of The Indiana Prairie Farmer and The Hoosier Farmer and we've been the subjuct of stories and photos in The Indianapolis Star, the Lebanon Reporter, the Crawfordsville Journal Review and the Indianapolis Business Journal, just to name a few. So who are we and why are we inviting you to our farm to choose your next Christmas tree?
We're Tom and Kerry Dull and we moved into our historic 1800's Boone County farmstead a mile west of Ind. 39 when we were married in 1982. At the time, the big old post-and-beam house overlooked fields of corn and soybeans. That first Christmas, we drove 30 miles to pick out our Christmas tree. It was the beginning of a tradition we now share with our own family as well as thousands of families who make a visit to Dull's Tree Farm an essential part of their celebration of Christ's birth. Pictured here are Tom and Kerry with their children Erin, Lucas and daughter-in-law, Dana.
We're not strangers to farming. Our family grows corn and soybeans in an operation based at my parents place a mile north of our house. In 1985 we decided to try growing Christmas trees on the gentle slopes around our homestead. We planted 200 scotch pines that first year. When they survived, we figured we must be doing something right so from 1985 to 1992, we planted and tended our trees, sweating in the hot June sun to shear them to the perfect shape, and looking forward to being able to cut our Christmas tree from our own farm.
Over the years, we've branched out (pun intended) into wreath making, a petting zoo, barn restoration and more. In 1996 we moved in and restored an original log cabin (pictured right) that has evolved into a unique gift shop. The Stone Cabin Inn, a structure consisting of the combination of two original log cabins is our hospitality cabin. We don't actually sell trees! We sell the experience! Come to the country. Absorb the aromas. Build a family history, one memory at a time.