By Kellen M. Quigley
In the area surrounding Springville, there are several prime locations to pick up your real tree.
While some may take the big cardboard box out of the attic or cellar, or have an artificial one all set up and ready to go covered by a big sheet, for many families nothing compares to heading out and getting their own.
Take a short drive out to these Christmas tree farms and spend a couple of hours trekking through the snow looking for that perfect specimen — short and round, tall and lean or somewhere in between — and bring it home. Happy hunting!
Trevett Tree Farm, located at 13028 Trevett Road, has a wide selection of you-cut trees and a broader selection of premium pre-cut trees on a 50-acre farm. Enjoy complimentary hot beverages and treats in the barn while looking at the handmade wreaths, Christmas décor and more.
Re-opened for business in 2012 by Frank and Mary McCulloch, thousands of trees have been planted since. Trevett Tree Farm is open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Christmas. Call 954-3401.
At Forevergreens Trees, found at 11398 Bolton Road, you can cut your own tree or choose from a fresh-cut tree from their display. Nearly 20 varieties of firs, spruces and pines are available
Live potted trees and wreaths are also available. A tree baling is included with your purchase.
Forevergreens is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also make an appointment for a weekday or evening trip. Call 560-8004.
Hill’s Christmas Tree Farm, located at 13214 Blescher Road, offers a variety of different fir and spruce trees to pick from. This family-owned and -operated farm also offers pre-cut and potted trees, as well as wreaths, centerpieces, mantelpieces/table runners and door/wall swags.
The main barn also has a gift shop and other amenities for Christmas tree shoppers, including toys, candles, ornaments, placemats, baskets and more. Enjoy a free hot chocolate and cookies on the weekend.
Hill’s is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Dec. 18. Call 592-5096.
In its second year, the Red Barn Christmas Farm can be found at 14002 Dupont Road in Collins and features several acres of cut-your-own trees in five varieties. The owners encourage visitors to experience the family tradition of cutting your own, but freshly cut pre-cuts will be available as well. Tree bailing is available at no extra charge.
Wreaths will be available in 8-inch to 16-inch sizes with and without decorations. Arrangements for your holiday tables are also available to choose from.
Red Barn Christmas Farm is open Fridays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Christmas. Special times arraignments by appointment. Call 548-2739.
Other area Christmas tree farms to check out include:
Highlander Forest Christmas Trees
11730 Warner Gulf Road
East Concord, NY 14055
Jake’s Greenhouse Inc
11904 Route 240
East Concord, NY 14055