For most of my life, decorating a Christmas tree meant going out and getting a real tree. When I was a child, mom took us to the local grocery store to pick out the family tree. But as an adult, I always took my family to a local tree farm where we would select and cut down our own tree. The Prairie Pines Tree Farm is located a few miles northwest of Wichita. It has acres and acres of beautiful, well maintained trees. The farm grew every size, shape and variety of tree a person could want.