U-Cut Farms Bring Holiday Spirit (and Lots of Needles) Home
There is something extra special about cutting down the family Christmas tree yourself. Maybe it is the spitting rain that is likely to accompany any December day in the Pacific Northwest. It could be the fun of attempting to remember those fancy knots your dad taught you as a kid when it’s time to wrangle twine around your pine and roof rack. Or is it all those tiny needles that seem to litter your home into the new year? And for those hearty souls willing to brave the elements and bring that sweet-smelling symbol of Christmas into their home, here are a list of favorite“U-cut” farms in the north sound. –Kate Galambos
Christmas Tree Farms
MANTHEY’S CHRISTMAS TREELAND
Open the day after Thanksgiving or sooner by appointment, Manthey’s Christmas Treeland, north of Bellingham International Airport, does not disappoint. Open from 9:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.., the tree farm is both family-owned and affordable. Annual customers describe it as one of the most beautiful properties in Whatcom County.
773 W. Axton Rd., Bellingham
360.384.0522 | facebook.com
SMALL’S NORTHWEST EVERGREENS
Get your free hot cider, coffee, popcorn and candy canes as you explore Small’s Northwest Evergreens in Ferndale for your Christmas tree. With an owner who is described by customers as a Santa doppelganger and a range of tree types and wreaths, this is an excellent choice for your holidays. Open from 9 a.m. to dusk Nov. 24 -Dec. 17.
6480 Northwest Dr., Ferndale
FULLNER CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Founded in 1958, the Fullner Christmas Tree Farm in Everson is one of the oldest self-cut tree farms in Washington. Since its opening, the farm has been owned by the Fullner family and says it offers the lowest tree prices in Whatcom County. The farm is open on weekends from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m.
3783 E. Hoff Rd., Everson
360.592.5820 | fullnerchristmastreefarm.com
BIG LAKE TREES
Stroll through 70 acres of the roughly 15,000 Christmas trees at Big Lake Trees on State Route 9 in Mount Vernon. Bring a snack for the family to enjoy before a fireplace in the sheltered picnic area on the property. Open Nov. 23 to Dec. 9 on Friday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.
19117 State Route 9, Mount Vernon
360.422.5124 | biglaketrees.com
ALPINE MEADOWS CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Known for their sheared, high-quality trees for 25 years, the Stremler family’s Alpine Meadows Christmas Tree Farm in Deming has become a family tradition for many customers. Choose between cutting your own tree or buying one prepared for you. The farm opens the Friday after Thanksgiving and operates from 9 a.m.until dusk. It is closed Sundays.
3585 Valley Hwy., Deming
360.595.1019 | alpinemeadowstreefarm.com
PAPA’S U-CUT CHRISTMAS TREES
At Papa’s U-Cut Christmas Trees in Mount Vernon, all trees are $30 regardless of shape, size, or variety. In addition to the single-rate, affordable trees, the farm offers customers their own saw and kneeling pad for their family excursion. Located off Franklin Road, the farm is open from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.
22989 Franklin Rd., Mount Vernon
STONEY RIDGE FARM
Don’t miss your chance to grab a tree from Stoney Ridge Farm in Everson. They will be open for only two days this year on Friday, Nov.30 and Saturday, Dec.1. Enjoy hot chocolate or some of their decadent homemade donuts while browsing through the towering trees.
2092 VanDyk Rd., Everson
360.966.3919 | stoneyridgefarm.com
MCLEAN CHRISTMAS TREES
Spend a day in the Skagit Valley, exploring all 12 acres of trees at the McLean Christmas Tree Farm in Mount Vernon. Take your pick from the towering 12 footers to the little “Charlie Brown” trees and hang out with the donkeys, chickens, and geese at this family friendly and dog-friendly farm, starting Friday, Nov.23.
15621 Penn Rd., Mount Vernon
RIVER’S EDGE U-CUT CHRISTMAS TREES
4773 Deming Rd., Deming
360.592.5220 | riversedgeucut.com
NOON ROAD TREES
7188 Noon Rd., Everson
360.354.8689 | noonroadtrees.com
JOE & CORA’S U-CUT
871Telegraph Rd., Bellingham
Heart to Heart Tree Farm
3951 S. Bay Dr., Sedro-Woolley
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