The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC), a nonprofit organization, will sell Christmas trees at Sand Ridge Prairie, (the former Cut-It-Yourself Sinnissippi Tree Farm) located on 2879 S.Daysville Rd. in rural Oregon. There are many beautiful Fir trees to choose from. Sales at Sand Ridge in 2019 take place the 3 weekends following Thanksgiving. Friday 11/29 to Dec 1, Dec 7 and 8th, and Dec 14th and 15th. Open 10am until 4 pm each of those days Short, soft needled Fir trees are $60 and White Pine and Blue Spruce are $40. Anything over 16' can be negotiated.
Find the perfect tree for your family’s holiday celebrations and leave Sand Ridge with the sense of satisfaction that only a successful hunt can create. Beautiful trees, left by the former Sinnissippi Tree Farm purchased by the PPSOC, have been trimmed to beautiful shapes and will be sold to pay for the 82 acre site which contains high quality prairie remnants.
Trees are sold by the Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC) as a service to the public and to pay for necessary maintenance on the natural areas in the preserve.
Sand Ridge is surrounded by towering white pines which block the sight of cornfields and houses. It is a place set apart – a peaceful sanctuary from the everyday and is a great place to visit even without the bonus of the Christmas trees. With hills of waving prairie grasses and forbs (wild flowers), stands of spruce, fir and pine, it provides a quiet beauty and sense of peace to those fortunate enough to stop there. The sound of the breezes in the evergreens and their invigorating scent provides a moment transported to the north woods.