Best Places To Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree In The DC Area

November 24, 2012 6:00 AM

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christmastree1 Best Places To Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree In The DC Area

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Whether it’s a time-honored tradition or something your family has always wanted to do, cutting down your own Christmas tree is truly a memorable holiday experience. Find the perfect pine, spruce or fir for your home at the best places to cut down your own Christmas tree in the D.C. area.

Clouse’s Pine Hill Farm
2696 Greenspring Road
Winchester, VA 22603
(540) 888-3280
www.clousespinehillfarm.comPrice: $4 per foot for pine trees/$5.50 a foot for spruce and fir

For a Christmas tree farm with a wondrous view, head on over to Clouse’s Pine Hill Farm where you’ll find fresh trees among the gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains. Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Clouse’s Pine Hill Farm offers a variety of trees to choose from, including blue and Norway spruce, concolor, Douglas and Frasier fir and Scotch and white pine. Clouse’s Pine Hill Farm has provided premium Christmas trees for more than 35 years. The farm also offers Christmas wreaths for purchase and provides tips on maximizing the lifespan of your tree throughout the holiday season.

Moose Apple Christmas Tree Farm
2425 Wickliffe Road
Berryville, VA 22611
(540) 955-2450
www.mooseapplechristmastreefarm.comPrice: $55 spruces and firs up to 12 feet/$40 pines up to 12 feet

Whether you’re looking for a petite fir tree that’s perfect for your studio apartment or a grandiose pine tree to place in the entranceway of your home, Moose Apple Christmas Tree Farm has just what you’re looking for. Located just an hour away from D.C., the 33-acre farm contains more than 25,000 trees and seven varieties. Visit the gift shop and stock up on Christmas ornaments, lights and holiday-themed arts and crafts. Christmas wreaths are also available for purchase and are made fresh daily.

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Middleburg Christmas Tree Farm
Route 630 and Christmas Tree Lane
Middleburg, VA 20141
(540) 554-8625
www.middleburgxmastrees.comPrice: $60 up to 6 feet/$10 each additional foot/$350 for trees 16 feet tall and taller

Named one of the most attractive Christmas tree farms in Loudoun County by Leesburg Today, the Middleburg Christmas Tree Farm is the perfect place to find the tree of your dreams. Choose from more than 5,000 Douglas firs, Norway and Colorado blue spruce trees of all shapes and sizes. The family and pet-friendly farm provides saws and tree carts to help you carry the tree to your car as well as free bows, greenery and twine. Shaking and baling services are also available. Pick up a beautiful wreath at the farm as well.

Good Spirits Christmas Tree Farm
9711 Old National Pike
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 797-5695
www.goodspiritstree.comPrice: $50 for 10 foot Blue and Norway Spruce, Concolor and Frasier Fir/$40 for 10 foot White Pine/$15 for each additional foot

After the family has gobbled up the Thanksgiving turkey, hop into the car and make your way to the Good Spirits Christmas Tree Farm in Hagerstown. The family owned Christmas tree farm has provided beautiful Christmas trees at wholesale prices for more than 40 years. Breathe in the crisp winter air as you take a walk along the many hiking trails located around the farm, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at the warm-up shed, or take in the gorgeous view as you sit on the patio. The farm provides tree cutting assistance as well as free shaking and baling services.

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Tanner’s Enchanted Forest
14300 Baden-Westwood Road
Brandywine, MD 20613
(301) 579-2238
www.tannerstrees.comPrice: $30 standard/$60 special tree

Enjoy hot tea, cookies and candy canes as you hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. Tanner’s Enchanted Forest offers three varieties including pine and fir. No need to bring your own tree cutting equipment, the friendly staff at Tanner’s will provide it for you, or ask for help and someone will cut your tree down for you. The Christmas tree farm also offers Christmas tree stands as well as other decorative accents such as garland and wreaths. Visitors enjoy free drinks and treats regardless of whether they purchase a tree or not.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at

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