Utah-Grown Christmas Trees
by Michael Kuhns, Extension Forestry Specialist
Buying a fresh-cut Christmas tree is a fun way to ring-in the holidays, but most live Christmas trees in Utah are brought in from other states. Here are some ideas on where to get freshly cut Utah-grown Christmas trees. Find information on Christmas Tree selection and care.
Land Management Agencies – Christmas tree permits (both for individual trees and for commercial cutters) sometimes are available from Utah's land management agencies. Call your local office of an agency for the best information. Agencies who sometimes have trees available (click for a link) are the USDA Forest Service (click on "By State" box and enter Utah to get Utah National Forest information), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (click on "Our Offices/Centers" for a listing of field offices), and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands (click on About Us for a list of Area Offices).
*Update* See the USDA Forest Service's latest press release about Christmas tree harvest.
Tree Lots – You will occasionally come upon tree lots selling pre-cut trees that have been harvested live from Utah's forests. This can be a very good way to get a really fresh tree. Tree species you will find on such lots include pinyon pine, subalpine fir, Douglas-fir, and lodgepole pine.
Choose-and-cut Trees – Utah has relatively few businesses that sell Christmas trees that are grown locally. Listed below are several that we know of. Listing, of course, does not mean we endorse any particular grower. If you grow trees or sell locally-grown trees and want to be added to our list, e-mail your information to us.
Beck Christmas Tree Farm
630 W 900 S, Alpine, UT
Frederico Christmas Trees
Green Ridge Christmas Tree Farm
Meldrum Tree Farm - Choose and Cut Christmas Trees
Website: http://www.utahchristmastreefarm.weebly.com open ONLY Nov. 25 and 26, 2016.
Location: 2073 West Gentile Street, Layton UT.
Email: email@example.com Christmas tree varieties: Austrian Pine, Colorado spruce, Blackhills spruce, Scotch pine, Western Pine. Most spruce are under 7 feet. Some pines 12 feet or taller. Check the website for days / times open. Very limited quantities this year, 2016.
Directions: Coming from south on I-15, take exit 328 toward Kaysville/UT-273, turn left onto 200 North, go 0.9 miles, turn right onto Flint St, go 1.6 mi, turn left onto Gentile St, go 1.5 mi to 2073 W Gentile.
Coming from North on I-15 - take exit 332 for Antelope Dr/UT-108, turn right at 2000 N (Antelope Dr), go 0.7 mi, turn left onto 2200 W, go 2.0 mi, turn left onto Gentile St, destination will be on the right 0.1 mi at 2073 W Gentile.
Neville Farm Christmas Trees
1875 W 1000 S, Layton, UT
North Pole Pines
Website: www.northpolepines.com - open ONLY Nov. 25 and 26, 2016.
2546 West 3100 North, Farr West, UT 84404
Species: French Blue Scotch pine, white spruce, balsam fir
Directions: I-15 to Farr West exit (#349), west under freeway to 2000 West, north to North Plain City Rd. (3300 North), west to 2575 West, south to 3100 North, east to North Pole Pines.
Robinson's Tree Farm
6262 West Old Hwy Road, Morgan, UT 84050
Species: Colorado blue spruce, alpine fir; all Utah grown!
Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday until dark.
Cut your own tree; hand saw supplied; 6 ft to 14 ft trees available.
Directions: On I-84 East headed to Morgan, take Exit 92 toward Mountain Green/Huntsville. Turn left at 6300 West. Continue onto Hwy 30/Old Hwy Road. Destination will be on the left.
Searle's Christmas Trees