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

Find your ideal tree at a local Christmas tree farm
Choose And Cut Christmas Trees
Photo courtesy of Doby Christmas Tree Farm

Many families have made it an annual tradition to choose their perfect Christmas tree at a tree farm and cut it (or have it cut) themselves. You don’t have to drive for hours to get to the NC mountains—there are plenty of options for choose-and-cut Christmas trees in and around the Triangle. Unless otherwise noted, bow saws are available on site; no chainsaws are allowed.

Trees often sell out quickly, so get out and pick yours while you can!

Back Achers Christmas Tree Farm Opening day is Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. Choose from Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress, Green Giant Arborvitae, Virginia Pine and Cedar. Call ahead to order Fraser Firs. 4533 Inwood Rd., Raleigh, 715.310.2141 

Boyce Farms Opening day is Nov. 20 at 9 a.m. Hours are Monday-Friday, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Trees include White Pine, Leyland Cypress, Blue Ice and Carolina Sapphire. Pre-cut Fraser Firs are also available. 2813 Mount Vernon Church Rd. Raleigh, 919.846.2194

Corn Hill Farms Pre-tagging begins Nov. 21. Opening day is Nov. 26 at 10 a.m., hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Choose from Leland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Blue Ice and Thuja Green Giant. Fraser Firs from the NC mountains are also available. 3514 Cannady Mill Rd., Kittrell, 919.395.2739 

Doby Christmas Tree Farm  Opens Nov. 26. at 10 a.m. Varieties available include Virginia Pine, White Pine, Leyland Cypress, Red Cedar, Blue Ice Cypress, Carolina Sapphire and Green Giant. 150 Doby Rd., Cameron, 910.245.3265

Smith’s Family Fun Farm Opening day is Nov. 20.  White Pine, pre-cut Fraser Firs and fresh wreaths are available. 1715 St. Marys Rd., Hillsborough, 919.619.2145

Christmas Tree Patch Opening day is Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving) at 2 p.m. Also open Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-dark; Sundays, 1 p.m.-dark. Available trees include Blue Ice Juniper, Carolina Sapphire, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine and White Pine. 1747 Henley Rd., Sanford, 919.770.0124

Jordan Lake Christmas Tree Farm Tagging begins opening weekend Nov. 20-21 at 9 a.m. Free reservations are required to visit the farm on Thanksgiving weekend and the following weekend, Dec. 4-5. Choose-and-cut trees are $6-$8 a foot; pre-cut Fraser Firs vary by size. There are also ball and burlap trees, tabletop Fraser Fir trees, fresh wreaths, garlands and a Christmas shop with locally-made items. 2170 Martha’s Chapel Rd., Apex, 919.362.6300


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