Belly Acres Christmas Tree Farm
665 Royal Avenue
Franklinville, NJ 08322
The Important Information
We offer premium quality choose and cut Christmas trees.
Any tree, any size is $46.73 + tax.
We are located at 665 Royal Avenue, Franklinville, NJ 08322.
We are open 10am - 4pm, Thanksgiving day, then every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday thereafter.
What to Expect
When you arrive at the farm, do not be discouraged by the smaller size trees you can see from the road. We have
thousands of big trees to choose from on our sixteen acre farm.
Park your car in the parking lot, not on the road. Then walk across the street, through the gate, and into the field.
Consider parking towards the back of the lot as there may be mud in the most used front of the lot.
Wear appropriate clothing for cold weather including coats, hats, gloves, and footwear. No high heels. Imagine
you will go walk through the woods for an hour in the winter. Bring work gloves since you will carry your tree.
The trees are of various sizes throughout the field so you will need to walk up and down the rows to find your
perfect tree. Thus far there have been no reports of any trees running out to the path saying, "pick me!"
Be careful not to step on the baby trees while walking around. The baby trees have sticks to keep their little trunks
straight so they can grow up to be nice and tall Christmas trees for someone to enjoy.
We have saws so, for everyone's safety, please leave your cutting devices at home. One of our staff will cut your
tree or you may help if you would like. Cutting down your Christmas tree is great fun for the kids.
We have a puppy dog named Keefe who loves to be petted by little kids, especially those who bring biscuits.
Keefe sometimes does not like other doggies, so please leave your doggies at home.
Selecting your tree will take a while and we close at 4pm sharp since it gets dark rapidly. Please allow enough
time to enjoy the experience.
Check the 10 day weather forecast, you may want to visit us today rather than tomorrow or next weekend.
Our farm is located in the center of South Jersey, only 30 minutes from Delaware or Philadelphia.
We have primarily Douglas Fir. There is an increasing selection of Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir, and Blue Spruce.
The price is 46.73 + 3.27 NJ sales tax = $50.00 for any tree whether it's 1 foot tall or 9 foot tall. No exceptions, no
negotiation. They are all for sale except the landscaping trees. We do NOT allow tagging.
Payment is accepted in the form of cash or check. No credit cards nor atm cards.
We have a FREE baler which wraps string around your tree for easy handling.
We have a FREE shaker which removes loose needles from the inside of the tree.
You may use one of our wheel barrows to transport your tree out of the field.
Bring something to secure your Christmas tree to your vehicle. Remember, it is the driver's responsibility.
A port-a-potty is available.
Bring your camera. There are lots of photo opportunities.
We have no balled trees nor precut trees. We do have bundles of greens.
Sorry, we do not offer "tagging," the term used for reserving a tree to be cut closer to Christmas. Come early in
the season for the best selection of taller trees.
We also offer FREE group tours where we show and tell how to grow Christmas trees. This is a great learning
experience for children in school, girl scouts, boy scouts, and any other organizations. Call for details.
Our farm is in the New Jersey Farmland Preservation Program which ensures it will be a producing farm forever.
Refreshments often provided by Mrs. B's Fun Treats, Franklinville, NJ.
Email questions or comments to email@example.com.
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school tour children carrying Christmas tree
little kids petting Keefe
elf named Rich, he's saving up for a brain transplant
Belly Acres is a member of the following organizations
Have a Merry Christmas!
last updated 10/28/10
Directions to Farm
From Route 55 N or S take exit 39B Route 40 W towards Elmer. Go 1.5 miles and turn right onto Aura Willow
Grove Road (second crossroad). Go 1.1 miles and turn right onto Royal Avenue (second right at top of hill). Go
0.3 miles to farm, parking on right. Click here for Mapquest directions.
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our sign on street corners
Christmas trees growing on our farm
many rows of Christmas trees
History of our farm
The property was purchased in 1966. At that time it was a productive apple orchard. Look closely and you
will see an apple on top of the tree on our road sign (see photo at top of page). Dad, Charles, was an
engineer and mom, Eileen, a homemaker with three small children Chucky, Ron, and Jason. The boys
would eat too many apples and get a belly ache. Mom would say "quit your belly aching," referring to the
complaining about the belly ache. This is how the name of our farm came about.
Growing apples did not go well and the apple orchard fell into disrepair. In a few years, mom acquired
some evergreen seedlings from the state for their reforestation program. These trees were planted across
the road with three little helpers. Mom would dig the holes and have the boys hand her trees to plant. When
she got to the end of the row, she turned around and there were no trees planted! It seems that the boys
had been pulling out the ones she just planted and handing them to her. Well, after sorting that out, the trees
grew. A few years later some friends visited and said, "hey, could i get one of those trees for a Christmas
tree?" From this the tree farm was born. The remnants of those first trees are still growing. You can see the
giant White Pine across the road behind the parking lot.
After many years of trial and error, the farm is how you see it today. Mom and dad continue growing
Christmas trees while enjoying their retirement years. Belly Acres hopes that everyone will have a wonderful
experience harvesting their tree and enjoy a Merry Christmas!
Jason, Ron, Eileen, Charlie, Keefe (Chucky was in Colorado)
having fun cutting tree in snow
Keefe is an Irish Wolfhound
a helpful elf
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