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21 Christmas Tree Farms Around Rochester

One of the most popular family traditions in December is decorating the Christmas tree, both artificial and real. There are convincing arguments for both, but if you’re hunting for the perfect real tree, this list is for you.

Most places open the weekend before Thanksgiving or the day after Thanksgiving. Some places are cash only so know before you go.

Looking for a place to cut your own Christmas tree this year?

Here is a list of the farms we highlight in the guide below, or check out our Google Map of Christmas tree farms around Rochester.

  1. Stokoe Farms
  2. Wilbert’s Christmas Tree Farm
  3. Woody Acres
  4. Bauman’s Farm Market
  5. Morgan Hill
  6. Kunz’s Tree Farm
  7. Cobble Creek Farm
  8. Windy Meadow Tree Farm
  9. Shelter Tree Farm
  10. Hellaby Hill Farms
  11. McPherson Orchard & Christmas Tree Farm
  12. Holmes Hollow
  13. The Apple Shed
  14. Urtz’s Evergreen Trees
  15. Darling’s Tree Farm
  16. Grzenda Farm
  17. Aman’s Nursery
  18. Baughman’s Christmas Tree Farm
  19. Pine Ridge Tree Farm
  20. Bodine’s Tree Farm
  21. Franke Farms
  22. Stop 28 Farm and Nursery

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Descriptions are from each website.

1. Stokoe Farms

Scottsville

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

For over 30 years, ‘The Best Christmas Begins Here’ at Stokoe Farms. Bring the whole family out for the wonderful tradition of a REAL Christmas Tree.

Take a wagon ride through our picturesque Christmas Tree fields, straw fort and slides, Live Nativity, animals, warm bonfire and of course the hilarious antics of our Hillbilly Hens Chicken Show as they sing the carols of the season.

2. Wilbert’s Christmas Tree Farm

Webster

Opening Day is the weekend before Thanksgiving

Wilbert’s Tree Farm is a family owned and operated Christmas tree farm located in beautiful Upstate New York. Originally planted by Art Wilbert over 50 years ago for screening and environmental reasons, the purpose and popularity of the trees quickly changed!

Choose and cut your own real Christmas Tree or select one of our many pre-cut trees.

All tree prices include tax and free stump trimming, shaking, baling, and center drilling as well as twine for tying down (we cannot assist you in the act of tying down).

3. Woody Acres

Penfield

Opening Day is the weekend before Thanksgiving

Woody Acres is a family owned and operated farm located in Penfield, NY. The Christmas trees were originally planted by Dave Woodward over 20 years ago, his aim was to increase the diversification of his farming.

Woody Acres has now been selling trees for more than 10 years. Today we currently have about 50,000 trees planted in various growth stages. 

4. Bauman’s Farm Market

Webster

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

Each winter, we offer a wide variety of pre-cut Christmas trees, as well as open up our Cut-Your-Own fields to those that like to carry on the wonderful tradition of cutting your own Christmas Tree!

We will get your tree a “fresh cut” so that it will drink up plenty of water and last a long time. For those needing your tree drilled, we can do that, too.

We will also bale the tree in netting and put it on top of your vehicle (or your trunk) while you are inside, enjoying free hot mulled apple cider, hot chocolate or coffee.

5. Morgan Hill

Scottsville

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

Choose and cut your own real Christmas Tree. Price includes tax and free stump trimming, shaking, baling, and center drilling.

Find your perfect tree from our abundant selection including Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Frasier Fir and Blue Spruce. You may cut your own (saws provided), or bring your own hand saw. (no chain saws allowed). You can also ask one of our friendly staff members who will be happy to assist you.

Once you’ve chosen your perfect tree, let us spruce it up a bit more! We will gladly shake, bail, and drill your tree to make it’s transition to your home as easy as possible.

6. Kunz’s Tree Farm

Webster

Opening Day is the Monday before Thanksgiving

Founded in 1949, Kunz’s is a 4th generation family owned & operated tree farm. Featuring a Christmas shoppe filled with gifts, decorative holiday accents, jewelry & more. Cut your own and pre-cut trees, located in Webster.

7. Cobble Creek Farm

Spencerport

Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree. Choose from Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir (very limited quantities), Grand Fir up to 6-8 ft in You-Cut. We supply saws.

We will have some Frasier Fir in the Pre-Cut lot at the barn.

We offer free baling and drilling for your Stand Straight Tree Stands which are also available for purchase.

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

8. Windy Meadow Tree Farm

Brockport

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

Since 1990, Windy Meadow Tree Farm has been offering the highest quality choose-and-cut Christmas trees for your holiday enjoyment. Located in Brockport, NY, an easy drive from Rochester, our family provides personal service to your family during the holiday season.

Bring your whole family out for a traditional Christmas experience… choosing the perfect tree! Once you’re done, come back to the gift shop to enjoy some free hot chocolate and cookies, and browse our selection of wreaths and other holiday decorations.

9. Shetler Tree Farm

Brockport

Opening Day is the Sunday before Thanksgiving

Donald Shetler began growing pine trees on his sprawling homestead on West Sweden Road just north of White Road back in the late 1980’s.

Saws, carts and kneeling pads available. Free tree baling and shaking. Tree stands for sale.

We offer fresh wreaths, kissing balls, swags, evergreen arrangements and silk arrangements by Westside Gardens. Evergreen boughs are available for our customers.

10. Hellaby Hill Farms

Scottsville

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

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11. McPherson Orchard & Christmas Tree Farm

LeRoy

Opening Day is the weekend before Thanksgiving

In 1801, when Alexander McPherson settled his family on the scenic Oatka Trail, setting out commercial orchards in 1850, he began a farming tradition that continues today as McPherson Orchards & Christmas Tree Farm.

Located in northeast Genesee County, five miles from the village of Le Roy, is operated by David Frost, a sixth generation McPherson, along with wife Carol and seventh generation daughter Marny and her husband David Cleere.

Baling, drilling, and shaking included.

Also available are Christmas wreaths and swags. Enjoy some hot mulled cider while you look for that perfect tree.

12. Holmes Hollow

Victor

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

Our 64 acre farm has a natural sound barrier of trees and hills that protect it from road noise and allow you to crunch in the freshly fallen snow, selecting the perfect tree for your family, exactly as our family did on our first Christmas here many years ago.

Take a hike on Crescent Trail, enjoy the simple pleasure of a run in the crisp fall air, or choose your family’s next Christmas tree from us, and know that just as we have been here for generations past, we will be here for generations to come.

Not sure what the difference between all these trees is? Our family will help guide you to the tree you’d like. Need help cutting, bailing or loading your tree? We can do that too.

13. The Apple Shed

Newark

Maple Ridge Farm was established in 1906. The Farm is now on it’s 4th generation of Family. The Apple Shed opened in 1973 and has served local residents and visiting customers ever since.

The Farm Market begins selling pre-cut and U-Cut Christmas Trees in late-November.

14. Urtz’s Evergreen Trees

Palmyra

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

We’ve been producing beautiful, hardy evergreens here in Western New York for almost a quarter of a century. Our privately owned nurseries are planted with only the finest varieties of seedlings, carefully tended and nurtured to yield premium products.

Urtz’s sells Christmas trees directly to the public and invites you to visit us at our U-Cut Tree Farm. Handsaws, drilling and wrapping provided.

You can cut your own Christmas tree and also find handmade evergreen wreaths, potted and pre-cut trees. Enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies by the fireplace!

15. Darling’s Tree Farm

Clifton Springs

Opening Day is the weekend before Thanksgiving

Darling’s Tree Farm complimentary services include providing saws and sleds, shaking, baling, drilling, and hand-tying tree to your vehicle.

Browse our selection of handmade wreaths while you warm up in the barn.

16. Grzenda Farm

Livonia

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

The Grzenda Farm is a family-run business based in Livonia, NY with thousands of trees to choose from.

Take a scenic wagon ride out to our fields with the whole family to choose and cut your perfect tree. With over 13 tree species available in heights large and small, our friendly staff will assist in finding, transporting, shaking and baling your tree.

Choose from over 6 tree varieties, including Balsam, Douglas, Fraser, Concolor, Canaan fir and Blue Spruce. Conveniently located next to our parking lot, making your tree selection experience accessible for the whole family.

17. Baughman’s Christmas Tree Farm

Geneseo

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

Christmas Tree season is upon us. We have most varieties of tress available up to 12 feet, both u-cut and pre-cut trees available. We also sell wreaths, garland, swags, and have a gift shop for you to browse.

We will wrap up your tree free of charge and carry it to your car; tips are appreciated.

18. Pine Ridge Tree Farm

Newark

Opening Day is the Saturday following Thanksgiving

Previously known as The Tree Farm, we are a u-cut tree farm. We offer a few pre-cut, and are willing to cut the tree of your choosing for you. We have hand saws available for use if you do not have one.

We want to make your Christmas tree buying experience an enjoyable one. We have a variety of trees in many sizes; up to 20ft. We have Blue spruce, Balsam fir, Frasier fir, Douglas fir, Norway spruce, and Scotch pine. Up to 5,000 trees planted to keep us stocked for many years to come.

19. Bodine’s Tree Farm

Canandaigua

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

Bodine’s Tree Farm is a U-Cut & Pre-Cut Christmas Tree family owned and operated business located in the heart of the Finger Lakes.

We currently have varieties that include Concolor Fir, Cannan Fir, Fraser Fir & Blue Spruce at peak maturity.

20. Franke Farms

Walworth

Opening Day is the Saturday before Thanksgiving

For 80+ years, the Franke Family has been commercially growing evergreens for the Holiday Season.

Enhance your Franke Farms tree hunting adventure with a stop at our annual Country Christmas Market. The market is home to food, refreshments gift shopping and more holiday fun for the kids.

Also available are Farm Fresh Pre-cut Christmas Trees and wreaths for those on the go.

21. ​Stop 28 Farm and Nursery

Palmyra

Opening Day is the Friday following Thanksgiving

You cut and pre-cut Christmas Trees. Decorated and undecorated wreaths available. Enjoy a wagon ride and warm up with hot chocolate in our gift shop.

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Caring for Your Farm-Grown Christmas Tree

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16 tips from the National Christmas Tree Association

When a Christmas tree is cut, more than half its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your tree. Below are a number of tips on caring for your tree:

  1. Displaying trees in water in a traditional reservoir type stand is the most effective way of maintaining their freshness and minimizing needle loss problems.
  2. To display the trees indoors, use a stand with an adequate water holding capacity for the tree. As a general rule, stands should provide 1 quart of water per inch of stem diameter. Devices are available that help maintain a constant water level in the stand.
  3. Use a stand that fits your tree. Avoid whittling the sides of the trunk down to fit a stand. The outer layers of wood are the most efficient in taking up water and should not be removed.
  4. Make a fresh cut to remove about a 1/2-inch thick disk of wood from the base of the trunk before putting the tree in the stand. Make the cut perpendicular to the stem axis. Don’t cut the trunk at an angle, or into a v-shape, which makes it far more difficult to hold the tree in the stand and also reduces the amount of water available to the tree.
  5. Drilling a hole in the base of the trunk does NOT improve water uptake.
  6. Once home, place the tree in water as soon as possible. Most species can go 6 to 8 hours after cutting the trunk and still take up water. Don’t bruise the cut surface or get it dirty. If needed, trees can be temporarily stored for several days in a cool location. Place the freshly cut trunk in a bucket that is kept full of water.

…continue reading from the National Christmas Tree Association article.

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Debi Bower, Day Trips Around Rochester NY

Author Debi Bower is the Founder and Creative Director for Day Trips Around Rochester, NY.

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