Frank Evans, his wife Marge, and his four sons grew up in Decatur, IL. Frank first made a living in Decatur, IL as a grain broker. As the grain business got crowded with large corporations, Frank and his family exited the grain business and bought a 120-acre plot of land just south of Decatur in Mt. Zion, IL. The Evans family moved to the land that would become the future business in 1963. While raising his family, people began asking Frank if he would sell evergreen trees from his land, and the idea of a Christmas tree farm was born.


4 E's Trees was founded in 1965 by Frank and Marge Evans, named after their four sons - Don, Ron, Larry, and Steve. Ron Evans now runs the farm and continues to bring cheer into peoples homes during the holidays. 

Our Vision

We take great pride in providing vibrant, resilient, and fragrant trees that will last through all your holiday celebrations. Our trees come from the family farm, and are as diverse as our farm visitors, with varieties to suit everyone’s needs and pocketbooks. Bring the family, find and cut your own unique tree, or choose from one of our pre-cut varieties.

4 E's opens for its 56th Season!


On November 20, 2021 4 E's will open for it's 56th season. The Greenery will open and wreaths will be ready! Choose and Cut will begin this weekend, and we will be ready to help you get in the holiday spirit.

Wisconsin Firs Available


Balsam fir and Fraser fir from our Wisconsin farm will first be available on November 20. These hearty, wintery trees are a great addition to your holiday decor.