Learn a little about Christmas tree farming from this group in South Carolina.
There are plenty of great places to get your Christmas trees this holiday season, but why not start a new tradition and cut your own? We've rounded up some great Christmas tree farms where you can show off your strength! Check out these chop-your-own-tree farms in and around the Baton Rouge area.
Windy Hills Farm
Bring your pup and the whole family to pick out a tree at this farm. Cut your own tree with the provided saws, or ask for help. And if you don’t cut it straight, then those at Windy Hills Farm will fix it for you.
Species: Leyland Cypress (Leighton Green variety), Murray Cypress and Carolina Sapphire. According to their website, Windy Hills Farm trees do not drop needles and will stay fresh through the holidays, as long as they are kept well watered.
Hours of Operation: (Thanksgiving Weekend) Fri-Sun 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (After Thanksgiving) Thurs & Fri 1:00-5:00 p.m., Sat & Sun 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: 8380 Highway 963, Ethel, LA
Yawn Station Christmas Tree Farm
At Yawn Station Christmas Tree Farm, ride on the miniature train for fun or to find your perfect tree. They provide hand saws and a cart for easy cutting. Plus, they will net the tree for easy transport, help secure the tree to your car and drill your tree for a stand, if needed.
Species: Leyland Cypress (Leighton Green, Naylor Blue, Murray’s Ovensii). The field will contain trees from 3 to 13 ft in height.
Hours of Operation: Daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Thanksgiving Day, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Where: 29400 Ruby Purvis Rd, Independence, LA
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Steele's Christmas Tree Farm
Steele’s Christmas Tree Farm celebrates it 40th year of growing and selling in Washington Parish. On the farm, they have over 1,500 beautifully shaped trees ranging from 5 to 18 feet tall. They only accept cash or check, but don’t worry, there is an ATM on site.
Species: Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Burki Cedar
Hours of Operation: (open on Thanksgiving Day) Monday-Friday 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 56459 Dollar Rd., Angie, LA 70426
Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm
Walk through the farm and find your tree! All of our trees are $7/ft. Hand saws are provided to cut your own tree or for the employees to do it for you. Once you cut your tree, The Country Pines folk prepare your tree for its journey home by helping you tie it to your car.
Hours of Operation: (Nov. 29 – Dec 25) Open on the weekends 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., unless it’s raining.
Where: 81332 Jim Sharp Rd, Covington, LA 70435
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Tassin Christmas Trees
The whole family can come to Tassin’s to enjoy the experience. Check out the train rides, ornament decorating. and snow games. Just know that due to a limited number of trees and parking, the tree farm will have scheduled time slots for families to cut down Christmas trees. Sign up starting on Nov. 22 at 8:00 a.m.
Species: Leyland Cypress
Hours of Operation:
November 29th 12:00-5:00 p.m.
November 30th 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
December 1st 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Additional dates and times after December 1st are based upon remaining availability
Where: 621 N. Labauve Ave., Brusly, LA
So get out to these farms and get to chopping! Pick the best Christmas tree for your home this year. And, every time you look at it, just remember that your bare hands cut it down for you to enjoy.
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