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16 Places to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree 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.

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Choose your own Christmas tree

  1. Stokoe Farms 
    Scottsville, plus Trees for Troops
  2. Wilbert’s Christmas Tree Farm
    Webster
  3. Bauman’s Farm Market
    Webster
  4. Darling’s Tree Farm
    Clifton Springs
  5. McPherson Orchard & Christmas Tree Farm
    LeRoy
  6. Windy Meadow Tree Farm
    Brockport
  7. Shetler Tree Farm
    Brockport
  8. Urtz’s Evergreen Trees
    Palmyra
  9. Hellaby Hill Farms
    Scottsville
  10. The Apple Shed
    Newark
  11. Grzenda Farm
    Livonia
  12. Morgan Hill
    Scottsville
  13. Pete’s Tree Land
    Chili
  14. Woody Acres
    Penfield
  15. Cobble Creek Farm
    Spencerport
  16. Holmes Hollow
    Victor
Stokoe Farms dragging tree

16 tips on how to care for your farm-grown Christmas tree

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.

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