Shipping Christmas Trees

Shipping Christmas Trees

Christmas tree shipping made easy with FreightCenter! Compare your cost to ship holiday trees and plants on flatbed or temperature controlled trucks.

We Love Shipping Christmas Trees

More than 40 million Christmas trees are planted yearly in the United States, and FreightCenter helps ship a significant portion from tree farms around the country to where trees are sold.

The Best Way to Ship Christmas Trees

Shipping Christmas trees from farms to commercial locations is easy. We will save you time and money using our freight services.

When it comes to shipping, here are a few best practices:

  • Flatbed trucks should be avoided. The trees are vulnerable to wind, debris, and inclement weather without proper enclosed protection.

  • Trees are best moved by a dry van or a refrigerated truck. Because the trees were grown in cold weather, they are prone to overheating and drying out in enclosed spaces without circulation.

  • Shipments with three or more pickups and scheduled deliveries should be avoided. Getting the trees in water is crucial as soon as they’re delivered. The more pickups and deliveries, the longer the trees go without water. By choosing a truckload service, your freight agent will find a dedicated truck to pick up and quickly transport the trees.

FreightCenter handles Christmas tree shipping through our Truckload division. Get a truckload quote online and select dry van service.

Need Help?

FreightCenter is a leader in customer satisfaction because we back up our technology with the assistance of real live shipping experts who are here to help you. Need help booking your Christmas tree shipment? Questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked your shipment? Our shipping experts are available to answer your questions. Save time, save money, and enjoy peace of mind. Get your free quote now, or give us a call at 800.716.7608.

More About Shipping Christmas Trees

There are seven top-producing Christmas tree states in the US. They are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Washington, New York, and Virginia.

Christmas trees are mainly grown on farms in the northern states. Farm growers make up over 98% of all trees sold. Trees have been sold in the US for over 150 years. Over 80% of all trees are sold pre-cut and wrapped to take home. There are over 15,000 Christmas tree farms in the US, and over 24 million trees are sold annually. Every state grows Christmas trees and harvests them for sale. There are five varieties of Christmas trees shipped in the states:

  • Fir Trees

    Concolor Fir

  • Fraser Fir

  • Canaan Fir

  • Balsam Fir

  • Douglas Fir

  • Grand Fir

  • Noble Fir

  • Spruce Trees

    White Spruce

  • Norway Spruce

  • Colorado Blue Spruce

  • Pine Trees

    White Pine

  • Virginia Pine

  • Scotch Pine

  • Cypress Trees

    Arizona Cypress

  • Leyland Cypress

  • Cedar Trees

    Eastern Redcedar

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