Family Owned Tree Farm

On Over 600 Acres in East Texas
Great Selection!

Over 1,000,000 Trees in Production!

Over 35 Varieties !

Largest Certified Platinum Root-Maker® Grower.

With over 1,000,000 trees in production on 600 acres, and 100,000 Root-Maker® Certified Trees for sale at any given time, we are the largest Certified Platinum Root-Maker® Tree Farm in the U.S.
Located in East Texas, we sell over 35 varieties of trees and ornamentals to the wholesale trade.

Our Process

We are proud to be a Certified RootMaker® Tree Farm using RootMaker® products. Click the button below to learn more.

Quality Trees

We offer over 35 varieties of trees & ornamentals for sale in various sizes. To view a sampling, please click the button below.


Please click the button below to view a list of Athens Tree Farm's currently available trees for sale to the wholesale trade only.

Our Story

Athens Tree Farm is a close-knit family operation that encompasses over 600 acres of beautiful farm land in East Texas.  We have close to 1,000,000 trees in production, with roughly 10% available for sale at any given time.

All trees grown at Athens Tree Farm have been grown from seeds or cuttings in certified Root Maker containers. With over 500,000 root-building containers in stock, Athens Tree Farm is continually opening up new fields to grow and sell additional trees.

Owner Kip Estep, along with his parents, Dr. Earl Estep and wife Pat, and a wonderful, dedicated staff, work together as a team to exceed excellence, not only in the fine quality trees offered for sale, but also in the lasting relationships built with customers. You won’t find a ‘fast city’ or ‘take a number’ approach around this family-owned farm.

We feel that extending a personal touch cultivates lasting relationships in business and we strive for life-long customers.  Whether it’s meeting you in town to discuss business, inviting you out to the farm to view our ‘Rootmaker’ technique, or having you out for a day of fishing in one of our well-stocked lakes, we treat our customers like friends.

The point is… we do things right! ‘Good ‘ole Boy’ Texas style: that means we put our customers’ needs first to ensure superb quality, unwavering integrity and complete customer satisfaction!

Kip and Earl Estep of Athens Tree Farm, East Texas
Kip and Earl Estep of Athens Tree Farm, East Texas

An Overview of the Genus, Species, Variety and Cultivars of Trees We Carry:

We carry trees and ornamentals. We have close to 1,000,000 trees in production, with roughly 10% available for sale at any given time.
Please see our Availability Page to view what is currently available for sale.

(TF = “Tree Form”)


Live Oak

Shumard Red Oak

Mexican Oak

Cedar Elm

Chinese Pistache

Bald Cypress

Burr Oak

Chinkapin Oak

Lacebark Elm

Autumn Blaze Maple


Mexican Sycamore

For current availability and gallons sold, please see our Availability Page.

Loblolly Pine

Mexican Plum

Eagleston Holly TF

Eagleston Holly TF Multi

Shoal Creek Vitex TF

Little Gem Magnolia TF

Live Oak – Multi

Natchez Crape Myrtle Single Trunk

Nellie R Stevens Holly TF

Nellie R Stevens Holly TF Multi

Shumard Red Oak – Multi


Nellie R Stevens Holly

Little Gem Magnolia

Eagleston Holly

Eastern Red Cedar Brodie

Taylor Juniper

Natchez Crape Myrtle

Desert Willow (Bubba)

Shoal Creek Vitex

Wax Myrtle

Tuscarora Crape Myrtle

Muskogee Crape Myrtle

Spartan Juniper

Christmas Jewl

Youpon Holly

Miss Francis Crape Myrtle

Italian Cypress

Athens Tree Farm - East Texas

Contact us

Farm Address:
9780 CR 4530, La Rue, TX 75751

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2, Rockwall, TX 75087




Garrett Anderson:
Phone: 903-675-8881

Charlie Rodrigues:
Phone: 903-675-8883