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Why You Should Cut Down Your Own Tree This Season

This holiday season, consider cutting down your own tree rather than buying one from a pre-cut lot. Not only can this be a fun family tradition, it gives you a longer-lasting tree, and is better for the environment!



A fun way to enjoy nature, treasure hunt for a perfect tree, and connect with family and friends.


Here are three local tree farms around Maryland where you can cut down your own trees:


(1) Greenway Farms Christmas Trees They offer blue spruce, Norway spruce, white spruce, Canaan fir, and Douglas fir cut your own trees! (Plus hot cocoa + apple cider).

Hours: M-F 11-6; S/Su: 9-6.

Address: 15097 Frederick Road, Woodbine, MD.


(2) Pine Valley Farms Serving you in their 42nd holiday season, Pine Valley farms has Douglas, Fraser, Concolor, Nordmann, and Canaan fir trees, as Blue spruce.

Hours: M-Th: 11-4; F-Su: 9-5.

Address: 1150 Fannie Dorsey Road, Sykesville, MD 21784


(3) Hirt Tree Farm Located in Westminster, Hirt Tree Farm has over 30,000 trees to choose from! Douglas fir, Canaan fir, Norway spruce, Blue spruce, Serbian spruce, and white pine.

They are open daily 9 am - 4 pm, and are cash only!

Address: 917 Arnold Rd, Westminster, MD 21157


Tree Care: Keep your tree healthy by putting the trunk in water as soon as you get home, and keeping the water filled at all times. The tree stand should hold one quart of water per inch of stem diameter. Most water is absorbed through the bark of the tree, so make sure to leave it intact. Keeping the tree away from heat sources, such as fireplaces and heaters will help it to last longer.


After the holidays, you can mulch the tree and spread the chips in your garden!