Thursday, November 30, 2006

Support local farms: Buy a local Christmas Tree

Did you know Pennsylvania is one of the largest growers of Christmas trees in the United States? This year, instead of picking up your tree at one of the big box stores, consider getting nostalgic and cut or pick your own at a local grower. You'll get the best and freshest selection and start a great new holiday tradition to celebrate with friends and family.

  • Beck's Yule Tree Farms, 4674 Park Ave., Slatington PA 18018, 610-767-675, North of Allentown, off of 309 between Neffs and Newside on Park Ave.
    • Choose & Cut: Douglas, Fraser, Scotch Pine, Colorado Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Spruce
    • Pre-Cut: Douglas, Fraser
    • Saws provided, Trees baled or wrapped, Wreaths and greens, and Restrooms available. Hot food & beverages on the weekends, professional wreath Decorating.
  • Tranquility Tree Farm, 5563 Acorn Dr., Emmaus PA 18049, 610-967-2964
    • Choose & Cut: Douglas Fir
    • Pre-Cut: Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce
    • Saws provided, Trees baled, drilled, & wrapped, Stand Straight stands, Wreaths, garland & greens, Tractor and Wagon rides, Gift shop, Public restrooms available. Santa
  • Deer Run Tree Farm, 542 Columbia Ave. Bangor, PA 18013, 610-588-0825
    • Just 2 miles off Rt. 611. Look for signs 10 ½ miles South of Delaware Water Gap and 10 miles North of Easton on Rt. 611.
    • Choose & Cut: Canaan 5-10’, Douglas 4-11’, Fraser 5-10’, Colorado Spruce 6-7’, Norway Spruce 5-8’
    • Saws Provided, Trees Baled or Wrapped, Wreaths & Greens, Public Restrooms Available. Free hot dogs & drinks with purchase. Tree stands, tree bags, Watering systems also available. Tractor/Horse & wagon rides.
  • Newswanger's Tree Farm, Box 1718 Faulstick Road, Saylorsburg, PA 18353, 610-381-3184
    • North on Rte. 33- Exit Wind Gap/Bath. Go north thru Wind Gap on Broadway 2.5 miles. Pass Gateway Motel (on left) and take first left (Mountain Rd) for 3 miles.
    • Choose & Cut: Douglas Fir 4-12', Concolor 4-8', Colorado Spruce 4-12', White Spruce 6-9'
    • Pre-cut: Douglas Fir 6-8', Colorado Spruce 6-8'
    • Saws provided, Trees baled or wrapped, Wreaths and greens, and Restrooms available
  • Ott's Tree Farm, 768 Orchard Road, Mt. Bethel, PA 18343, 610-588-7968
    • May be reached from Rts. 512 & 611 in PA. From NJ & NY Rte. 80, exit 4 to PA.
      Approx. 4 miles to farm - Call for directions.
    • Choose & Cut: Canaan Fir 3-4’, Douglas Fir 2-3’, Fraser Fir 3-4’
    • Pre-cut: Canaan Fir 6-7', Douglas Fir 6-8', Fraser Fir 6-7'
  • Twin Creek Tree Farm, 105 Tomahawk Trail, Northampton, PA 18067, 610-502-0232
    • Choose & Cut: Canaan 4-8’, Douglas 4-8’
    • Pre-cut: Concolor 6-8’, Douglas 4-10’
    • Saws, baled or wrapped, wreaths and greens, gift shop, free hot chocolate and candy canes.
For tips on how to choose and care for a live tree click here. A variety selection guide can also be found at this informative website.


Anonymous said...

Here's another one worth checking out for Christmas Trees. Nice drive down 611 and a great little store too!

Trauger's Farm Market
Route 611
Kintnersville, PA 18930

NET said...

Thanks for the tip! We're always looking for new places to go.

Anonymous said...

Ott's Tree Farm is out of business Thank You to all who made our business such a success you will all be missed. The Ott Family

Anonymous said...

There's also Valley View in New Tripoli - if you drive north on Rt. 100 from 78, you will see white signs with green Christmas trees on them. I think it's on Ross Valley Rd.

They sell great tree stands, provide saws, and you take a wagon ride to go cut your own. The kids love it!