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Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in NJ

Find the perfect little (or gigantic) tree to cut down yourself at one of these NJ farms.


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Barclay's Tree Farm

35 Orchidside Dr., Cranbury
609-799-1855; barclaystreefarm.com
$55/up to 12 feet; $90/12 feet and up

You can either chop your own down or let them do the dirty work (from cutting it down to strapping it to your car). You can also snag Christmas wreaths, tree stands and watering elves. Open Black Friday and every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas from 9 am-5 pm.

Cherryville Farms

352 Quakertown Rd., Pittstown​
908-806-4580; cherryvillefarmsnj.com
About $8.50/foot

Choose from five species of trees, then cut it down yourself or ask for help. Go for a wagon ride, browse the crafts and have some refreshments on the premises. Kids can search for hidden elves to win candy canes. 

Dixiedale Farm

347 Hillside Ave. and River Rd., Chatham
973-507-4343; dixiedalefarm.com
$65/cut your own Norway Spruce; $75/pre-cut Douglas Fir up to 8 feet

Pick the perfect evergreen from this 10-acre farm, then stop by downtown Chatham’s Main Street for shopping and food once you’re done. There’s also free netting to keep your tree bundled up for the ride home. Cut yourself or have them cut for you.

Edwards Christmas Tree Farm

338 Jacobstown-Cookstown Rd., Wrightstown
609-758-7729; edwardstrees.com
$40-75 cut-your-own; $12/foot plus $5 for burlap and basket

Take your pick from six types of cut-your-own trees or pre-balled and burlapped. Wreaths and crafts like painted gourds and corn art at this Burlington County Christmas hub. You can cut your own, but they will help for free if you need it. Edwards Hops Farm is also on-site, in case you have a beer nerd in your family. 

Evergreen Valley Christmas Tree Farm

77 Jackson Valley Rd., Washington
908-835-0557; evergreenvalleychristmastrees.com
$35-68 based on species (not height)

There are over 10,000 trees and currently Blue Spruce and Norway Spruce are available on this 145-acre farm. Ask a farmer the benefits of having a real Christmas tree instead of a fake one. Balled and burlapped also available. 

Holiday Tree Farm

44 Augusta Hill Rd., Augusta
973-948-7488, holidaytreefarmnj.com
$62, cash or check only

Choose from five different tree species. Stop by the Christmas Shop afterwards for ornaments, wreaths and more.

Plut's Christmas Tree Farm

220 Flocktown Rd., Long Valley
908-852-6669, plutschristmastreefarm.com
$40-130+ based on height

You pick the tree (one of six species) and the staff will do the rest, from sawing to tying it to the roof of your car. Grab a corn dog or homemade funnel cake from the concession stand, wash it down with hot cocoa or cider and browse the gift shop before you head home. Cash or check only.

Rolling Green Farm Long Valley

61 Hacklebarney Rd., Long Valley
908-879-7457, facebook.com/RGFChristmasTrees/
Call for pricing

This quaint, family-owned farm boasts tons of beauties you can cut down yourself. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm after Black Friday. Visit the barn Christmas shop or take a quick pic of the kids in the giant sleigh. 

Shale Hills Farm

98 Pond School Rd., Sussex
973-875-4231, shalehillsfarm.com
$75

For more than 50 years Shale Hills Farms has been producing a variety of beauties. This year, cut your own (or they'll do it for you!) pine, spruce or fir. They'll also wrap your tree and tie it to your vehicle for free. Visit Santa, check out the farm animals, hit ye old tire swing or the Christmas movie theater before you leave.

Simonson Farms

U-Cut Fields: 260 Dey Rd., Cranbury; 120 Cranbury Neck Rd., Cranbury
Fresh-cut: 118 Dey Rd., Plainsboro
609-799-0140, simonsonfarms.com
$43-63 cut-your-own; $9-12/foot fresh-cut

The family can browse this 50-acre farm for the perfect match. Bring your own saw or use theirs. U-Cut trees span two different lots, so be sure to check that you have the correct form of payment for the lot you're on: If you chop at 260 Dey Rd., you'll need cash to to charge your card at 118 Dey Rd. first. You can pay with cash or Visa/Mastercard at 120 Cranbury Neck Rd.

Stonerow Tree Farm

242 Wykertown Rd., Rte. 629, Branchville
973-875-7968; stonerowfarm.net
$60

16 acres of 16,000 trees and four species are available to chop. Saws, twine and other materials provided. Browse the Merry Moose Gift Shop or roast marshmallows in the picnic area. Head there on a Saturday between 1 and 3 pm for a meet-and-greet with Santa. 

Woodsedge Tree Farm

118 Beechwood Rd., Belvidere
908-763-9920; woodsedgetreefarm.com
$50/5-8' fir tree, $40/5-9' spruce tree, $35/6-12' white pine tree

Cut your fave from this 75-acre spot. Then warm your bones by the wood stove in the Christmas Barn with a cup of hot chocolate while perusing handmade wooden crafts. You can also snag some farm-fresh raw honey and beeswax soap.

Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm

246 County Rd. 519 (Mile Marker 39), Belvidere
908-475-4508, wyckoffs.com
$9/foot cut your own

Wyckoff’s has been an official Christmas tree supplier for the White House. Sip hot cocoa after walking the field and choosing one of more than 5,000 trees. Want to make a Christmas tradition out of it? Feel free to tailgate with the whole crew before chopping away.

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