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.

Availability

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”)

TREES:

Live Oak


Shumard Red Oak


Mexican Oak


Cedar Elm


Chinese Pistache


Bald Cypress


Burr Oak


Chinkapin Oak


Lacebark Elm


Autumn Blaze Maple


Redbud


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

ORNAMENTALS:

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

Phone:
903-675-8888

Email:
office@athenstreefarm.com

Sales:

Garrett Anderson:
Phone: 903-675-8881
Email: garrettkbb@gmail.com

Charlie Rodrigues:
Phone: 903-675-8883
Email: charlie@athenstreefarm.com