ATTENTION! Christmas tree sales at Sand Ridge Prairie have been cancelled for 2020 due to safety concerns about the corona virus.We will not be selling any Christmas trees this year and we thank everyone for their understanding.
We hope that next year sales will be back to normal and happy “elves” will help visitors select that perfect tree and years of family traditions of picking out the perfect Christmas tree will be re-kindled.
We also plan to resume tours and work days after the situation changes. Consider visiting this great place 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 quiet beauty and sense of peace.
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.
STAY SAFE AND WE'LL SEE YOU IN 2021!
The Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC), a nonprofit organization, sells 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.
Find the perfect tree for your family’s holiday celebrations and leave Sand Ridge with a 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 that block the sight of cornfields and houses. It is a place set apart – a peaceful sanctuary from the every day and is a great place to visit even without the bonus of the Christmas trees. With hills of waving prairie grasses and forbs (wildflowers), 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.