Cut Your Own Christmas Trees

So you want to cut your own Christmas Tree? You’ve come to the right place! If you haven’t already done your preplanning, you should really read this first.

  • When you arrive, grab a saw and head back into our fields.
  • We aren’t running wagons for people this year, just trees as they don’t need to socially distance themselves, we tried and there just wasn’t a way to do it safely. Enjoy the walk and fresh air. Make small talk or don’t.
  • You’re walking in fields, are you wearing the right shoes and watching for stumps and holes? This is all about teamwork, we’re only as strong as our weakest…. cousin?
  • If you’re wondering why there are so many tiny trees, it’s because we’re planting them as quickly as we can but we can’t make them grow any faster! Trees only grow 12 inches a year at the most. It takes 7 to 10 years to grow an 8 foot tree!
  • Once you’ve found the tree of your dreams, make a plan of attack.
    • Is the trunk straight? Will it stand upright easily?
    • Is there going to be enough room for all your gifts? Or to water it, if you’re being more practical?
    • Are we sure this is going to fit in our house? Please see this.
    • Are we sure this is going to fit in/on our car? See previous link.
    • Designate a saw maestro and project supervisor. This usually comes naturally with family dynamics.
    • You’re going to be making 2 cuts. 1 under the tree and 1 once it’s been felled.
    • Remove everyone from the blast radius. It’s time to make the cut.
  • Do you have gloves on? You should or you’re about to get sticky at minimum. Easiest cut to make is one at an angle. Try a downward cut at about a 35° angle. Gravity will work in your favor.
  • Once the tree is on the ground it’s discussion time.
    • Do we need to remove branches from the trunk?
    • Do we need to make the trunk shorter?
  • Are you putting the tree up as soon as you get home? If so, it’s time for that second cut to level out the base. If not, wait until you’re about to put up the tree to make the fresh cut so you don’t lose too much trunk!
  • Which way is East? Drag/Carry yourself and your tree to the tractor path where we’ll take your tree and trade you a ticket. You’ll walk back to the front and meet it there!
  • Not putting your tree up the same day? You should still make ask us to make a fresh cut on the base and put it into warm water when you get home.
  • We will shake the tree to remove any dead needles or pests 
  • Your tree will be bailed or wrapped for easy transit home
  • We ask that the party head back to the vehicle after the hunt and checking out our fresh greenery. The more space we can give everyone the safer we can keep our families and communities.