For many people, shopping for Christmas trees in Whatcom County begins around Thanksgiving. To help, here is the Herald’s annual list of u-cut and we-cut tree farms. Be sure to call ahead, because inclement weather and other factors can affect business hours.
Permits are available through Dec. 24 to cut Christmas trees in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Cutting areas are within national forest lands in the eastern parts of Skagit and Whatcom counties, among others.
Maps and information about cutting areas are provided where permits are sold at ranger stations and public service centers. Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted at Forest Service stations. The Glacier station only accepts cash and checks. Forest Service offices are closed Thanksgiving Day, and might close early Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve; call ahead for hours.
• Glacier Public Service Center, Mount Baker Highway 542, Glacier, 360-599-2714. Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, starting Nov. 22.
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• Mt. Baker Ranger Station, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley, 360-856-5700, ext. 515. Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Special hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13.
ALPINE MEADOWS TREE FARM
3585 State Highway 9
Open 9 am. to dark, Nov. 28 thru Dec. 20. Closed Sundays.
U-cut, pre-cut and live potted trees (seven varieties), Douglas fir, grand fir, Fraser fir, noble fir and Nordmann fir. Large pre-cut noble fir to 15 feet, wreaths and garland, holly and cones. Saws and knee pads provided or bring your own (no power saws). Tree shaking and baling available. Loading assistance and twine, if needed. Free hot chocolate, coffee and doughnuts. Indoor sales with warm wood stove. Restrooms provided. Cut-and-grow seedling event (details on website).
6140 Guide Meridian
Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Locally grown trees from Alpine Meadows Christmas Tree Farm, noble fir, Douglas fir, grand fir and new semi-wild noble fir. Fresh wreaths made locally from Growing Washington.
3010 Douglas Road, Ferndale.
Open 2-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, Nov. 28-Dec. 21.
U-cut, fundraiser for Ferndale Montessori School.
FULLNER U-CUT CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
3783 E. Hoff Road, Everson
360-592-5820, fullnerchristmastreefarm.com, and on Facebook
Open dawn to dusk daily, Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve.
U-cut, we-cut, Douglas fir, grand fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, concolor, Norway spruce, Colorado spruce. Free hot drinks, candy canes, raffle, scavenger hunt for kids, gift shop, guest food cart, saws, pads, toilet.
KELLY ROAD CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
1129 E. Kelly Road, is closed for 2014 season. They plan to reopen in 2015.
MANTHEY’S CHRISTMAS TREELAND
773 W. Axton Road
Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, Nov. 28-Dec. 23.
U-cut, pre-cut, noble, Nordmann, grand, pine, Norway spruce, Douglas fir, wreaths, crosses, swags, garland, saws, baling, candy canes, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate and spiced cider.
NOON ROAD TREES
7188 Noon Road, Everson
Open 8 a.m. to dark Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28-Dec. 24.
U-cut, Canaan, Douglas, Fraser, grand, noble, Nordmann and Turkish fir, Colorado blue, Norway and white spruce, Western white pine. Saws, tree-hauling carts, twine, candy canes.
OL' MAN MILLER'S U-CUT
2570 Brown Road, Ferndale
Open 10 a.m. to dusk daily, Nov. 28-Dec 24
Nobles and Nordmann fir, $35 any size tree. Saws provided.
PETE PEDERSON’S CHRISTMAS TREES
4035 Mount Baker Highway, Everson
360-201-4763 or 360-296-6811, email@example.com
Open 9 a.m. to dark daily, Nov. 28-Dec. 24
U-cut, we-cut and pre-cut, noble, fir, grand and Douglas firs, wreaths, garland, tree stands, twine, saws and baling, hot cider, hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes, delivery and set-up available.
RED MOUNTAIN TREE FARM
Milepost 24 on Mount Baker Highway, between Kendall and Maple Falls
Open 10 a.m. to dusk daily, Nov. 28-Dec. 23.
U-cut, fresh pre-cut, some potted live trees, noble fir, Nordmann fir, grand fir, blue spruce, Fraser fir, Douglas fir, Pipe, saws, kneeling mats, twine, wreaths, ornaments, lights, stands, candy canes and dog treats, portable restroom; free baling and shaking, help hauling and loading.
RIVER’S EDGE U-CUT CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
4773 Deming Road, Deming
Open 9 a.m. to dark daily, Nov. 28-Dec. 24
U-cut noble, grand and Fraser fir; also pre-cut Douglas firs; live trees, garlands, wreaths, swags, holly, tree stands, tree waterers; coffee, cocoa, trees brought in from field; wagon rides out to field on Dec. 6, 7, and Dec. 13,14; saws and kneeling pads; free candy canes.
SHADY POND TREE FARM
3289 H Street Road, Blaine
Cut and live trees at Pizza Factory at H Street and Portal Way in Blaine.
Farm open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec. 24. Open at Pizza Factory 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Dec. 4-24.
U-cut, we-cut, shaker, live trees and wreaths. Noble, Nordmann, grand, Shasta, Douglas, Canaan and balsam firs; Norway, blue and green spruce. Candy canes at farm.
SMALL’S NORTHWEST EVERGREENS
6480 Northwest Drive, Ferndale
360-384-0438, 360-393-9039, on Facebook
Open 9 a.m. to dusk daily, Nov. 28-Dec. 21.
U-cut, Douglas $20, grands $25, noble and Nordmann $40, wreaths, crosses, swags, tree bailing, saws, kneeling pads, free popcorn, candy canes, hot cider, coffee. Gift shop, feed the ducks.
STONEY RIDGE FARM
2092 Van Dyk Road, Everson
Open noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 28-Dec. 13.
U-cut and pre-cut noble, Fraser, Nordmann, grand and Douglas fir. Fresh garland and custom wreaths. Saws, shaking and baling available. Free coffee and hot chocolate with purchase of tree, doughnuts for sale. Bonfire on Saturdays. Live animal nativity featuring Moses the camel.
SISTERS TREE CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
3771 Valley Highway, Deming (one mile south of Van Zandt)
360-739-4651 or 360-592-5614
Open 9 a.m. to dark Nov. 28, then 9 a.m. to dark Saturdays and Sundays only, closes Dec. 21.
U-cut, Nordmann fir, Norway spruce, Douglas fir, hot chocolate, cider, cookies, portable toilets.
TOM’S U-CUT TREES
4204 Hoff Road, Bellingham
Open 9 a.m. to dusk Friday through Sunday, Nov. 28-Dec. 21.
U-cut, Douglas fir, grand fir. $30 any tree. Saws, knee pads, twine, hot cocoa.
TRIPLE E FARMS
5607 Elder Road, Ferndale
Open 9 a.m. to dusk Nov. 28; then 3 p.m. to dusk Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to dusk weekends, through Dec. 21.
U-cut Douglas and noble fir, wreaths. Handsaws, free candy canes. Trees $25 and $30.
VEDDER’S EDGE TREE FARM
5569 Rock Road, Sumas
Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 28-Dec 21.
U-cut, we-cut, noble, Nordmann, Fraser, concolor firs, 5-to 13-foot trees, $25 to $50. Unique wreaths and Christmas décor. Knee pads, saws, twine, cocoa, cookies, candy canes, pictures with Boris.
WESTERGREEN CHRISTMAS TREES
4800 South Pass Road, near Sumas
Open daylight to dusk daily, Nov. 28-Dec. 23
Small u-Cut lot with easy access to all trees; variety of sizes of Douglas, grand and noble firs. Saws provided.