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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree!

November 28, 2009

What is Christmas without a fresh, vibrant Christmas tree?

North Carolina is known for its beautiful trees and the tree farms that provide them to merchants throughout the Southeast.  NC trees have graced the White House and other Capitol locations on many occasions through the years.

A wonderful way to start a family tradition is to make a day trip (or plan a weekend adventure) to a tree farm–and choose and cut your own tree.

We have compiled a small list of tree farms so that you can start planning your search for that one of a kind special Christmas tree to grace your home this Holiday Season. Be sure to check websites, as each tree farm has its own charm.  Some host other events, such as wagon rides and visits by Santa.  Most also sell garlands and wreaths.

The High Country of North Carolina is filled with family-friendly accommodations and events, as well as romantic get-aways for couples.  Head to NC’s beautiful mountains for a day trip or weekend of memory-making outdoors adventures or a few nights by a roaring fire.  Many farms encourage group trips, too.

No matter how  you structure your day trip or weekend escape, bring a camera.  You will want to savor–as well as share–the memories.

A White Christmas Tree Farm & Gift Shop


Located off Highway 221 in Linville Falls, A White Christmas offers Fraser Firs up to eleven feet in height. Their choose-and-cut season has begun and will run through December 20th this year.

Blue Ridge Tree Farm


Blue Ridge Tree farm is located off Highway 105 in the Foscoe-Grandfather Mountain area.  This is a dog-friendly farm, so feel free to bring your dog on a leash!

Boyd Mountain Log Cabins and Christmas Trees


You can create a weekend package at Boyd Mountain or you can stop by and select a tree.  Located in Waynesville and the mystical Smoky Mountains, the Boyd tree farm offers fraser first to 18′ in height.

Helms Christmas Tree Farm


Located in Vale, NC and perfect for a day trip from  many locations, the Helms family has established a farm with several varieties of trees, including Blue Spruce, Carolina Sapphire, and Eastern Red Cedar.  In addition, you can buy your tree with the root ball and plant it after Christmas!  If you would like wreaths, garlands or kissing balls, call ahead and they will custom make these items to your specifications.

Reindeer Crossing Trees


Located in Ashe County, between West Jefferson and Glendale Springs, this family-friendly farm provides Fraser Firs, Canaan Firs, White Pines and Concolor Firs as well as wreaths and garlands.

For a complete listing of NC tree farms:http://ncchristmastrees.com/locator.php

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