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Don't have your Christmas tree yet? Find out where to cut your own

Posted December 5, 2011
Updated December 6, 2011

NC Christmas trees snapped up

I grew up in rural upstate New York where you'd find Christmas tree farms on just about every corner (which is only a slight exaggeration). Every year, my family would trudge through the snow to find the perfect tree. My dad would cut it down and haul it back to the car.

We'd go home for some hot apple cider and an afternoon of decorating (while my dad watched the game). Childhood memories ...

In North Carolina, you'll find more Christmas tree farms in the mountains of western North Carolina. Many families travel there for Christmas tree weekends, staying at inns or motels, picking their tree at a local farm and driving it home.

In fact, North Carolina is the second-leading producer of Christmas trees in the United States, says an article on More than 90 percent of the state's trees are Fraser firs, it says.

If you're interested in a Christmas tree mountain excursion, go to the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association's website for details.

There are some local tree farms in the Triangle too. A big thank you to some of our WRAL Go Ask Mom Facebook fans for helping me to compile this list. If you know of other farms in the region that are not on this list, please include in the comments and I'll add it to the list.

Farmers I spoke with on Monday said they still have plenty of trees, though it's always best to call ahead before you go. Phone numbers are listed when a farm doesn't have a website or Facebook page. (And while I know this post might be a week or two too late for many of you with trees already this year, I know there are others, like me, who wait until it's a bit closer to Christmas.)

Local Christmas Tree Farms (in no particular order)

Boyce Farms, Raleigh.

Jordan Lake Christmas Tree Farm, Apex (in Chatham County).

Back Achers Christmas Tree Farm, Raleigh

Mistletoe Meadows, Garner. The farm's main location is in Laurel Springs, N.C., but they took over the former Pop-N-Son tree farm in Garner after that family-run farm's two founders died.

Daniels Christmas Tree Farm, Dunn.

Griffin's Evergreens, Sanford. 919-258-3587.

Christmas Tree Patch, Sanford.

Brock's Tree Farm, Apex.

Phillips Farms, Cary.

Corn Hill Farms, Kittrell (about nine miles south of Oxford).

B&D Christmas Tree Farm, Fayetteville.

Doby Tree Farm, Cameron. 910-245-3265.

Teri-Jim's Christmas Trees, Dudley. 919-735-8140.

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  • shall6 Dec 6, 2011

    Thank you chemem, I've added Ter-Jim's to our list of local farmers above.

    And macharsam ... we always get our tree a week to 10 days before, depending on when Christmas falls. We find that we actually get great deals on trees because the farmers are ready to get rid of them all!


  • snowl Dec 6, 2011

    When we used to cut a real tree for Christmas, it was not until 10 days before. To each his own, but I agree with you, don't rush into it, the retailer's do that for us. Also, very young children must think that Santa is never going to arrive when the tree has been decorated inside for 30 days or more. Happy Holidays.

  • chemem Dec 5, 2011

    Hey lets not forget the local farmers!!! Try Teri-Jims in Goldsboro, located in Wayne County. They are a choose and cut farm, where you can cut your own tree or they will do it for you! They've been there about 30 years and are full service! Make this place y our family tradition! 919-735-8140

    You can find the address here: