We are officially SOLD OUT and are CLOSED for the season!
After a careful survey of our fields yesterday we have made the incredibly difficult decision to close for the season. We have had such overwhelming interest this year that we have sold out of trees. Staying open any longer might put in jeopardy our ability to have enough trees for next year. We do not make this decision lightly and we are sorry for anyone we have disappointed, especially our long term, loyal customers and neighbors. Please spread the word.
This is the first time we have ever had to do this and we know it is a hard adjustment for those who were still planning to come. Last we heard the following farms were still open and selling trees:
Marshall’s Tree Farm Whitfield Rd Accord
Maplehorst Farm 151 Rapp Rd, Monticello
Battenfelds’ Tree Farm 856 Route 199 Red Hook
Anyone who has pre-paid for special order wreaths or greenery already, we will be in touch with you to arrange pick up of your purchase.
We thank you for being a bright spot in what has been an incredibly difficult year for so many people and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Cutting Your Own Tree
From the moment you enter our farm we have everything you need to have a great time and find the perfect tree. Walk in, choose what direction to go to find the type of tree you want, grab a saw and sled and you are on your way! Feel free to cut any size tree to the size you want – if you see a 12 foot tree and only want the top 8 feet – cut it there! We can use the remaining greens for wreaths and other products. We do our best not to let anything go to waste.
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What type of tree should I choose?
We have 12 different varieties of trees to choose from. Some are soft with delicate branches and others are more prickly with firm branches and of course everything in between! If you have a lot of heavy ornaments we recommend choosing something with a stiffer branch, such as a spruce tree, while if you want something with a lot of fragrance we might recommend a variety of fir tree. Check out more information on the many varieties we have here:
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What do I do once I have chosen and cut my tree?
Once you have found and cut your tree you bring it back to the main entrance. Here you will pay for your tree. We then offer to shake (gets the old needles out), drill (puts a small hole in the base if you have a specialized “pin” stand) and bale your tree (makes it easier to get home, in the house and on the stand.) All of these services are included in the price of the tree. We even offer free twine if needed to tie it on your car. We apologize but due to insurance limitations we cannot tie your tree on your car.
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We also have a selection of live balled and burlap trees as well as potted trees if you prefer to cutting. These can be planted in your yard or donated to a local charity for them to plant after the Christmas season. After Christmas we recommend you leave your tree in a cool spot (like a damp basement) until the danger of frost has passed. When you bring a tree into a warm house it begins to think it is spring and will continue to grow. If you then plant it outside during a cold winter the new growth will be killed off for that year. The tree will continue to grow in future years as normal but you may lose the first year of growth.
How do I keep my tree fresh as long as possible?
We strongly recommend you get your tree into water right away upon arriving home. If you must wait to put up your tree we recommend you put it in a bucket of water (where it won’t freeze) or cut a small slice off the bottom immediately prior to putting it up in your stand. Just remember you cannot cut anything off the bottom if your tree was drilled for a pin stand. When you cut a tree it essentially opens a wound which then attempts to “heal” by covering itself with sap. This layer of sap prevents water uptake and decreases the length of time your tree will stay fresh.
We also have found good results with using hot water, at least initially, when putting your tree in the stand. This helps melt the sap layer that will form and increase water uptake.
The MOST important thing in keeping your tree fresh as long as possible is WATER, WATER, WATER. Never let your tree go dry. It will drink more in the first few days and weeks so check it daily. It may slow down after that so you may find you only need to check every other day.
How do I dispose of my tree when I am done with it?
There are so many environmentally sound ways to dispose of your tree. Whether you use it in your pond as a fish habitat, donating it to a goat farm for snacking, leaving it out for the wildlife to eat or chipping it for mulch, there are many ways to re-purpose your tree once you are done with it. You can also bring it back to us, if that is convenient, and we will chip it for mulch on our potted trees.