Shopping for Christmas trees begins around Thanksgiving for most Whatcom County families, and here's our annual list of u-cut and we-cut farms in our area. Be sure to call ahead as winter weather may affect business hours.
Remember that through Dec. 24 the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is selling permits to cut Christmas trees. Cutting areas are located within national forest lands in the eastern portions of Whatcom County, as well as in Skagit County. Maps and information about cutting areas are provided where permits are sold, including at the Glacier Public Service Center on Mount Baker Highway, 360-599-2714, and at the Mount Baker Ranger Station on Highway 20 in Sedro-Woolley, 360-856-5700 Ext. 515. Details: www.fs.usda.gov/mbs.
Alpine Meadows Tree Farm
3585 Highway 9, five miles south of Deming
Cut-n-grow free seedling event; check the website for details.
Nov. 29-Dec. 21, 9 a.m. to dusk, closed Sundays.
U-cut, pre-cut and live potted trees: Douglas, grand, Fraser, noble and Nordmann fir; large pre-cut noble fir to 15 feet, wreaths and garland, holly and cones. Saws and knee pads provided, tree shaking and baling available, loading assistance and twine if needed. Free hot chocolate, coffee, indoor sales and warm up by the wood stove, restrooms provided; 100-acre farm to enjoy a walk.
6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden
Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
We have Christmas trees locally grown from Alpine Meadows: noble, Douglas, grand and Fraser fir. Also fresh local wreaths, Christmas decorations and gourmet foods.
Carl's Choose 'n Cut
2220 Zell Road, Ferndale
384-0799; find us on Facebook.
Nov. 29-Dec. 24, open dawn to dusk daily.
U-cut noble, Nordmann grand and Douglas fir.
Saws are provided; free candy canes. Bring your camera for a picture in front of the Christmas cabin.
3010 Douglas Road, Ferndale
360-384-3376 or 360-739-8309
Nov 30-Dec. 23, noon-dark daily.
Douglas fir only. We-cut/u-cut, tools provided.
Crabtree's Christmas Trees
329 W, Hemmi Road, Bellingham
Nov. 29-Dec. 20, Monday and Friday noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Tuesday-Thursday.
U-cut trees: Serbian spruce, Canaan and Fraser fir.
Cookies, candy canes, cocoa, hot cider and coffee. Bow saws and twine provided.
Manthey's Christmas Treeland
773 W. Axton Rd., Bellingham
Nov. 29-Dec. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
U-cut, we-cut and some pre-cut trees. Pine; spruce; noble, grand, Douglas and Nordmann fir; wreathes, swags, garlands. Saws provided, twine for tying, tree baling, free coffee, hot chocolate, spiced cider, cookie, and candy canes; small gift area in office.
Misty Meadows Farm
6197 Everson Goshen Road, Everson
Nov. 30-Dec. 23, daylight hours.
Certified organic Douglas, noble and grand fir. No pesticides or herbicides used anywhere near the trees. $30 any size tree.
Noon Road Trees
7188 Noon Road, Everson
Nov. 29-Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to dark.
U-cut Canaan, Douglas, Fraser, grand, noble, Nordmann and Turkish fir; Colorado blue, Norway and white spruce; Western white pine.
Help with cutting and loading, saws, tree-hauling carts, twine and candy canes.
Ol' Man Miller's U-Cut
2570 Brown Road, Ferndale
Nov. 30-Dec. 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily.
Nobles/Nordmann fir; $35 any size tree.
Pete Pederson's Christmas Trees
4035 Mount Baker Highway, Everson
Nov. 29-Dec 23, open daily 9 a.m.-dusk.
U-cut, pre-cut, noble, grand and Douglas fir.
Delivery and set-up also available, saws and twine, tree stands, cookies, candy canes.
Red Mountain Tree Farm
Milepost 24 on Mount Baker Highway between Kendall and Maple Falls
Nov. 29-Dec. 23, open daily from 10 a.m. to dusk.
Noble, Nordmann, grand, Douglas and Fraser fir, blue spruce.
U-cut, freshly pre-cut, some potted live trees; saws, kneeling mats, twine, wreaths, garland, ornaments, lights, stands, candy canes, dog treats, portable restroom, free baling and shaking, help hauling and loading.
Small's Northwest Evergreens
6480 Northwest Rd.
360-384-0438 or 360-393-9039
Find us on Facebook.
Nov. 29-Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-dusk daily.
U-cut trees: noble, Nordmann, grand, Douglas fir. Wreaths, crosses and tree netting; limited pre-cut trees. We supply saws, something to kneel on; free popcorn, candy canes, cider and coffee.
Stoney Ridge Farm
2092 Van Dyk Road., Everson
Friday, Nov. 29, noon-5 p.m., Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dec. 5 and 6, noon-5 p.m., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Dec. 12, 13, noon-5 p.m., Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
We have u-cut and pre-cut noble, Fraser, Nordmann, grand, and Douglas fir. Fresh garland and custom wreaths. Live animal nativity featuring Moses the camel! Bonfire on Saturdays. Free coffee and hot chocolate with purchase of wreath or tree. Doughnuts also available. Saws, shaking and baling available for trees.
Tom's U-Cut Trees
4204 Hoff Road, Bellingham
Nov. 29-Dec. 22, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 9 a.m. to dusk. Also open Monday, December 23.
U-cut: Douglas, grand, Caanan fir. $30 any tree, tax included. Saws provided, knee pads, twine, hot cocoa.
Triple E Farm
5607 Elder Road, Ferndale
Nov. 30-Dec. 22, Monday-Thursday. 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
U-cut Douglas, grand and noble fir.
Hand saws, wreaths, candy canes provided.
Vedder's Edge Tree Farm
5569 Rock Road, Sumas
Nov. 29-Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday and by appointment.
U-cut, we-cut, handsaws and tree wheel-barrows available; Fraser, noble, Nordmann firs. Candy canes, cookies and cocoa.
Reach Margaret Bikman at email@example.com or 360-715-2273.