Oh, Christmas Tree, oh, Christmas tree! There is usually much debate about whether a live Christmas tree should be donning living rooms this time of year, or whether artificial trees are better suited. I personally prefer live trees. You can’t beat the hunt for the perfect tree, getting in the great outdoors, the fresh-cut tree scent, and, well, vacuuming up after them. For those of you who are like me, you’ll be happy to know that there are several Christmas Tree Farms around the Harrisonburg area that offer the exhilarating experience of finding that “one” tree.
In no particular order…
Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm
2411 Flook Lane
Keezletown, VA 22832
Offering hand-sheared Pine, Spruce, and Fir Christmas trees in their field, or choose from freshly cut Fraser Fir and Douglas Fir. They also have live dug trees, and table top trees. They also have a farm devoted to growing taller trees (call for availability).
Heartland Enterprises Christmas Tree Farm (AKA Ostlund Christmas Tree Farm)
6876 Kieffer Road
Singers Glen, VA 22850
All trees are cut-your-own! Offering free hot cocoa in the spring house, a free ornament with each tree, a hidden candy cane tree in the field, a fantastic family photo spot, and they support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (bring 10 food items and receive a free bundle of boughs!). Abundant sizes and quantities of Norway Spruce, Scotch Pines, and White Pines.
Mountain View Farm
2155 Rittenour Road
Edinburg, VA 22824
Offering free shaking and wrapping of trees, use of carts for hauling trees from field, use of handsaws, assistance as needed, plenty of convenient parking next to fields, and beautiful mountain views. They also have wreaths, swags, crosses, arrangements, and small gifts for sale.
Valley Star Farm
1104 Springfield Road
Luray, VA 22835
Valley Star Farm has a wonderful selection of trees to choose from, including White Pine, Scotch Pine, Norway Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, and Douglas Fir.
Ratliff Tree Farm
19138 Ratliff Lane
Timberville, VA 22853
This tree farm has been in business since 1975. They grow Canaan Fir trees up to 10 feet tall and higher, with thousands to choose from each year. Open from Thanksgiving to Christmas daily, 9:00 AM – dark.
If you know of any other tree farms in the area, please add to the list by commenting below!