About the Trees

All cut your own trees are $42 plus tax.  Pre-cut trees below 5' are marked lower (starting at $18 plus tax).  Pre-cut trees taller than 8.5' are marked higher (starting at $50 plus tax).  Pre-cut trees between 5' - 8.5' are $42 plus tax.

We do allow pre-tagging.  Trees must be paid for when tagged.  Pre-tagged trees can be picked up during any business hours. 

A family outing walking through the snow, searching out and cutting down the perfect tree among our fields is a wonderful way to start your holiday season. The tree farm elves are always happy to answer your questions or lend a hand, and when you return with your tree we are happy to bail it for you to make transportation easier, and then help you get it into or tied down on top of your car.

For our customers who prefer the convenience of a precut tree, we keep our racks stocked with fresh, Vermont grown trees. We maintain several fields of trees up in the mountains of Lincoln, VT where most of our precuts come from. The rest come from other Vermont tree growers. This allows us to ensure that our precut trees are fresh and were grown with the same care and expertise as the trees in our choose & cut fields.

Below you can find a brief description and pictures of the varieties of Christmas trees we offer to help you decide which kind is best for your family. The first five fir species listed account for most of our trees, but we also have limited numbers of spruces and pines for our customers who prefer them.

Balsam Fir, a tree native throughout much of Canada and the northeastern US, is the most traditional Christmas tree choice in New England. They have short, soft needles, great needle retention, and are famously fragrant. When you walk into the Christmas Shop and it smells wonderful, this is what you’re smelling. They range from emerald green to blue-green.

Fraser Fir are a very popular Christmas tree, known for their excellent needle retention. Their branches are slightly stiffer, and they tend more towards a blue-green color, but are otherwise very similar to a Balsam Fir.

Balsam-Fraser Crosses, sometimes called Fralsams, are hybrids between the two species. How much each parent comes out in a Fralsam varies from one tree to the next, but they generally succeed in bringing out the best traits of each species.

Canaan Fir are another close relative of the Balsam from the Canaan Valley in West Virginia. They tend more towards emerald green and have slightly longer needles than a balsam. They tolerate both our clay soils and our late spring frosts very well, making them well suited to growing in the Champlain valley.

Veitch Fir are an exotic fir, native to Japan. They have long, soft, jewel-green needles, and have very thick and lush growth. They also have good needle retention and fragrance.  These are some of the tallest trees we have available for cutting in the field.

Corkbark Fir are from high elevations in the southern rocky mountains, and have soft, bluish needles. We have a limited number of corkbark available for 2017.

Blue Spruce is the most traditional choice for a blue Christmas tree. They are a beautiful shade of blue with stiff needles. They have especially strong branches, making them an excellent choice for heavier ornaments, and their stiff, prickly needles are very useful for keeping pets from climbing on them. 

White Spruce have short, stiff needles and a very distinctive fragrance. Like the Blue Spruce, they are an excellent choice for people with pets who like to get into mischief.  If you like the look of natural pine cones on your tree, this is the tree for you.