Choose and Cut Christmas Trees in (and Near!) the Triangle

There's no need to drive all the way to the mountains to find your ideal tree
Choose And Cut Christmas Trees
Photo courtesy of Doby Christmas Tree Farm

So many families have made it a fun annual tradition to travel and choose their perfect Christmas tree and cut it (or have it cut) themselves. The great news is that this doesn’t mean you have to drive for hours each way to drive to the NC mountains-there are lots of options for choose and cut Christmas trees in and around the Triangle. Conditions vary and supplies are often limited, so be sure to double check before heading out to one of these family-favorite destinations. 

Back Achers Christmas Tree Farm Opening day is Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. Choose from Carolina Sapphires, Leyland cypress, and Green Giant arborvitaes, Virginia pine and cedar. 4533 Inwood Rd., Raleigh 

Boyce Farms  Opening day is Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. Trees available include white pine, Leyland cypress, Blue Ice and Carolina Sapphire. 2813 Mount Vernon Church Rd. Raleigh

Corn Hill Christmas Trees Pre-tagging starts Nov. 21. Beginning Nov. 27 at 10 a.m., hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Choose from Leland cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Blue Ice and thuja Green Giant. Fraser firs from the NC mountains will be available as well. Cash and checks only, please. 3514 Cannady Mill Rd., Kitrell

Doby Christmas Tree Farm  Opens Nov. 27. At 10 a.m. Varieties available include Virginia pines, white pines, Leyland cypress, red cedar, Blue Ice cypress, Carolina Sapphire and Green Giant. 150 Doby Rd., Cameron

Smith’s Family Fun Farm Opening day is Nov. 21.  White pines and cedar trees are available in the choose and cut area at $10 per foot, and precut Fraser firs are available as well. 1715 St. Marys Rd., Hillsborough

Unfortunately, some local favorite choose and cut Christmas tree farms won’t be operating this year:

Christmas Tree Patch in Sanford lost over 300 trees in a hurricane and other bad weather conditions this year. They hope to return in 2021.

Jordan Lake Christmas Tree Farm in Apex has precut and ball-and-burlap trees only. The choose and cut area is not open this year. 2170 Martha’s Chapel Rd., Apex


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