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.
© istockphoto.com / RyanJLane
35 Orchidside Dr., Cranbury
$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.
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.
347 Hillside Ave. and River Rd., Chatham
$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.
338 Jacobstown-Cookstown Rd., Wrightstown
$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.
77 Jackson Valley Rd., Washington
$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.
44 Augusta Hill Rd., Augusta
$62, cash or check only
Choose from five different tree species. Stop by the Christmas Shop afterwards for ornaments, wreaths and more.
220 Flocktown Rd., Long Valley
$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.
61 Hacklebarney Rd., Long Valley
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.
98 Pond School Rd., Sussex
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.
U-Cut Fields: 260 Dey Rd., Cranbury; 120 Cranbury Neck Rd., Cranbury
Fresh-cut: 118 Dey Rd., Plainsboro
$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.
242 Wykertown Rd., Rte. 629, Branchville
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.
118 Beechwood Rd., Belvidere
$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.
246 County Rd. 519 (Mile Marker 39), Belvidere
$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.