Where to cut your own tree

  • By Ashley Stewart, Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:48pm
  • Life

Christmas is right around the corner, and many tree farms are just as close.

You can load up the family and head to a farm to stroll through rows of trees until you find just the right one.

Many farms offer more than just trees, from a cup of hot cider or cocoa to family photos in front of a decorated cabin.

Check this list to find a place that’s right for you.

Alan Acres Trees: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 at 27314 36th Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-3877; www.alanacrestrees.com. Noble, Fraser, Douglas and grand firs, and Norway spruce.

Bowen Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 15 at 19301 95th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-435-9260; www.bowenchristmastreefarm.com. Noble, Grand and Nordmann firs. Wreaths, free hot cider or coffee, family pictures, Christmas cottage with ornaments and crafts.

Busy B Trees: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until sold out at 8711 60th St. NE, Marysville; 360-435-9227. Douglas, noble, Turkish and grand firs. Coffee, cider and candy canes available. Going-out-business sale; all trees $25. Wholesalers welcome; Call for information.

Campbell Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until sold out at 12219 Springhetti Road, Snohomish; 360-568-8826; www.campbelltreefarm.com. U-cut and precut trees available, Noble, Grand, Fraser and Nordman firs; $40 to $75.

Carnation Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays through Dec. 15 at 31523 NE 40th St., Carnation; 425-333-4510; www.carnationtreefarm.com. Noble, Douglas, Fraser, Nordmann, Turkish, Korean and grand firs, Norway and blue spruce.

Country Farms Christmas Trees: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 at 480 S. Burlington Blvd., Burlington; 360-755-0488; www.countryfarmsmarket.com. Noble, grand, Douglas and Turkish firs. Flocked trees available in various colors. Custom flocking orders also accepted. Wreaths, mistletoe, tree-stands and garland available. Snohomish County locations: Edmonds: 22800 Highway 99; 425-774-3463; Everett: 1529 Broadway; 425-259-4702; Lake Stevens: 6602 Highway 92; 425-691-1466.

Farmer Brown’s Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to dusk Fridays through Mondays through Dec. 16 at 12017 109th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-659-6686; www.brownxtree.com. Noble, Douglas, Fraser and Grand firs, and Norway and Colorado spruce.

Fish Creek Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to dusk weekdays and 9 a.m. to dusk weekends through Dec. 21. at 18420 Third Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-652-9030. Noble, Douglas and grand firs, spruce, and Scotch and white pine.

Happy Valley Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends through Dec. 15. Happy Valley Road and 212th Street NW, Silvana; 360-652-8612. Unsheared Noble, Nordmann, Pacific silver and grand firs. Bonfire and spiced cider.

Holiday Forest: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays through Dec. 22 at 3125 280th St. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-9097; www.holidayforestchristmastrees.com. Noble, Fraser, Douglas, Grand and Nordmann firs, Turkish, Norway and Blue spruce and others.

Hemstrom Valley Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to dusk Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22 at 4329 Robe-Menzel Road, Granite Falls; 425-374-9308; www.hemstromvalleytreefarm.com. Noble firs and other.

JP Landscape Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays until sold out at 29726 NE Cherry Valley Road, Duvall; 425-844-2816; www.duvallchristmastrees.com. Noble, Douglas, Grand and Fraser firs, Vanderwolf Pine, Blue and Norway spruce; prices vary.

Lervik’s Christmas Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until sold out at Highway 92 and 84th Street / Getchell Road, Granite Falls; 360-941-4793; www.lervikschristmastrees.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. U-cut Fraser, Douglas, Shasta and grand firs, Scotch pine and Norway spruce; $25.

Lochsloy Acres Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, closed Tuesdays, through Dec. 14 or until sold out at 5511 Highway 92, Lake Stevens; 425-308-0355; www.lochsloyacres.com. U-cut Douglas, Fraser, noble and grand firs. Free hot beverages.

Luduc Christmas Trees: before 10 a.m. or after 3 p.m. daily through Dec. 24 at 5930 267th Place NE, Arlington; 360-435-9503. Noble, Danish and Douglas firs.

Misty Meadows and Walker Forest Nursery: 10 a.m. to dusk daily through Dec. 24 at 16809-16905 Jordan Road, Arlington; 360-691-6260. U-cut, precut and live potted trees.

Papa’s Tree Farm: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15 or by appointment at 10029 Wagner Road, Snohomish; 206-718-1708; Noble firs, five to 14 feet; $45.

Paterson’s Lazy Acres Tree Farm: 8:30 a.m. to dusk daily through Dec. 22 at 1315 188th St. NE, Arlington; 360-652-7661; www.christmastreesucut.com. You can also view the farm’s red Chinese pheasants. Noble, Douglas, Fraser and grand firs, and Norway spruce. Wreaths, free candy canes and cider.

Point Valdimar Farm: 9 a.m. to dusk Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22 at 4921 Silvana Terrace Road, Stanwood; 360-652-2291, 425-501-6295. Unsheared grand and noble firs, and sheared Norway spruce. Wreaths available.

Pilchuck Secret Valley: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Dec. 22 at 9533 Mose Road, Arlington; 360-435-9799; www.pilchuckxmastrees.com. Douglas firs up to 15 feet, Norway spruce and noble, Balsam and Grand firs. Precut available. Wreaths, swags and holly.

The Produce Place: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. 12319 State Ave., Marysville; 360-658-1300; Noble, Douglas and grand firs. Cider available.

Promised Land U-Cut Christmas Trees: 10 a.m. to dusk daily until sold out at 22502 Dubuque Road, Snohomish; 425-737-5310. Grand, Douglas and noble firs up to 24 feet.

Seven Springs Tree Farm: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 9 at 3729 Menzel Lake Road, Granite Falls; 360-691-6459 (weekdays) 425-334-2402 (weekends). Noble and grand firs. Wreaths, cider available and gift and ornament shop.

Seasons Christmas Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 7 at 12806 84th St. NE, Lake Stevens; 360-659-5839. Douglas, noble and grand firs. Free hot cocoa, coffee, cider and candy canes.

Sleigh Bells Christmas Trees: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends through Dec. 15 at 25231 Ben Howard Road, Monroe, 425-344-4213, www.sbchristmastrees.com. Noble, Nordmann, Grand, Shasta and Douglas firs. Covered tractor rides, bonfire and hot beverages. Assistance available.

Stillyridge Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends through Dec. 15 at 20811 99th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-435-3435; www.stillyridgetreefarm.com. Douglas, Fraser, Noble and grand firs. Free hot cider and candy canes.

Stocker Farms: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 15 at 8705 Marsh Road, Snohomish; 360-568-7391; www.stockerfarms.com. Choose-and-cut Fraser, Douglas, noble and grand firs. Complimentary hot drinks and free shaking and bailing.

Reiner Farms: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 15 at 168th Street SE and Highway 203, Monroe; 425-344-2940, U-cut or precut Noble and grand firs. Free coffee, cider, cocoa, cookies and candy canes.

The Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to dusk through Dec. 24 at 3133 268th St. NW, Stanwood; 425-244-7179. U-cut noble and grand firs, priced $32 for any size; wreaths available for $12 to $16; cash or checks only; leashed dogs welcome.

Twin Lakes Tree Farm: 10 a.m. to dusk weekends until sold out. 16332 19th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-652-5090. U-cut noble firs. Free cocoa, coffee and candy canes, plus carrots to feed the horses.

Wintergreen Tree Farm: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 15 at 13606 S. Machias Road, Snohomish; 425-903-4020; www.wintergreentreefarm.com. U-cut or precut trees. Free family photos at decorated cabins. Leashed dogs welcome.

Warm Beach Christmas Tree Farm: noon to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 15 at 20031 Marine Drive, Stanwood; 360-770-6635; www.warmbeachchristmastrees.com. Grand and noble firs.

Ashley Stewart: 425-339-3037; astewart@heraldnet.com.

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