The Timbuk Farms Christmas Story
Timbuk Farms is one of Central Ohio’s oldest and largest Christmas tree farms. The first crop was planted in 1952, presently the farm spans 300 acres.
When the dream of a Christmas tree farm became a reality for the Schmidt family, Granville was quite remote from their home in Columbus. So a drive to the farm was like a trip to Timbuktu. That became the name of the farm, shortened and simplified to "Timbuk."
With many native species of trees, meadows of grasses and wildflowers, rolling hills and three large ponds, Timbuk Farms is a unique environment, and sanctuary for wildlife.
Over the years, Timbuk Farms has been involved in the research and development of evergreen species that are suitable for Christmas trees. In particular Timbuk Farms has had a major role in developing the Canaan fir as a great Christmas Tree for Ohio.
In the fall of 2004, after 53 successful years in business, the Schmidt family retired and turned the farm and greenhouses over to a new family of operators, Jim and LaVonda Gibson of Granville. They both have a strong knowledge base of the horticultural industry and through the use of new technologies and automation are dedicated to producing the highest quality products. The Timbuk Farms name reflects the ties to the rich tradition and hospitality of the tree farm and the new energy and commitment to service and quality in the entire farm and greenhouse business.