Maybe it’s the hunt in finding one. Maybe it’s the calorie burn in felling one. Whatever your reason, there’s nothing like the adventure of finding a freshly cut Christmas tree to kickstart the holiday season. Bucks County has plenty of places for this annual adventure, reports American Towns.
|McArdle’s Holiday Farm||4316 Mechanicsville Road, Mechanicsville, Pa.||McArdle’s offers gorgeous trees, as well as photo-op cutouts, Christmas music, and a trackless train ride to and from the fields.|
|Tuckamony Farm||6320 Upper York Road, New Hope, Pa.||Tuckamony Farm is one of the oldest family operated Christmas tree farms in the country; its first season was in 1934.|
|Farm and Garden Station||1370 Almshouse Road, Warminster, Pa.||Decorations for sale include trees, Poinsettias, wreaths, and garland.|
|Indian Walk Christmas Tree Farm||591 Durham Road, Newtown, Pa.||A hay wagon takes shoppers to and from the rows and rows of trees. For a more permanent addition, freshly dug, balled trees can be taken home and planted.|
|AGA Farms||1333 Elephant Road, Perkasie, Pa.||AGA farms covers almost 100 acres; that’s a lot of growing room for seasonal firs.|
|Pleasant Valley Tree Farm||47 Pleasant Valley Road, Titusville, N.J.||Available species include Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, and Balsam Fir.|
Tips for cutting down your Christmas tree:
- Don’t strike out on your own, axe in hand. Cutting trees from public property is illegal
- Go early, especially this year, when supply-chain issues are affecting stock
- Expect a jump in pricing
- Cut as close to the ground as possible. If your farm doesn’t cut it during bundling, cut the stump again before putting it in water
- Once it’s up in the house, keep the thermostat at about 65 degrees; cooler temps will keep it from drying
More information on getting a freshly cut Christmas tree in Bucks County is at American Towns.