Written by Kym Byrnes

One hallmark of Christmas is the fresh scent of an evergreen. With at least 13 Christmas tree farms in Carroll County, the hunt for the perfect tree can be a fun excursion and a family tradition. You find just the right shape, size and scent for your home, close to home. Here are some options:

Breezy Trees Farm
2198 Sam’s Creek Road, Taylorsville
410-875-0665  •  www.breezytrees.com
Hours: Weekends, Nov. 29-Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Features: Douglas Fir 6-18′, Fraser Fir 6-12′, Blue Spruce 4-7′. Free use of saws, free tree bailing.

Clemsonville Christmas Tree Farm
10120 Clemsonville Road, Union Bridge
410-848-6083  •  www.clemsonville.com
Hours: Nov. 28-Dec. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Davidson Christmas Tree Farm
1105 Emory Church Road, Upperco  •  410-239-6556  www.davidsonchristmastreefarm.com
Hours: Nov. 28-Dec. 24, Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-
5 p.m., Fri-Sun 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Features: Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Canaan Fir, Balsam Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Norway Spruce, Serbian Spruce, Colorado Blue Spruce, and White Spruce. Snack bar and gift shop on weekends, cutting assistance, tree shaking, baling, and drilling for free. Wreaths, roping, and greens.

Fra-Mar Tree Farm
3601 Shiloh Road, Hampstead  •  410-374-2868
Hours: Open weekends through Dec. 19, 9 a.m.-
5 p.m. Features: White Pine, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, and Fraser Fir. Baling, assisted loading and saws.

Gaver Tree Farm
5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy
301-865-3515  •  www.gavertreefarm.com
Hours: Nov. 28-Dec. 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Features: Colorado Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, White Pine, Scotch Pine, Concolor Fir, and Fraser Fir. Free shaking and baling, tree hauling, use of saws and drilling. Wreath shop, swags, pine roping, window boughs, greens, bows, tree bags, and tree stands.

Hirt Tree Farm
917 Arnold Road, Westminster
410-876-8839  •  ww.hirttreefarm.com
Hours: Nov. 22-Dec. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Features: White Pine, Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Serbian Spruce, and pre-cut Fraser Fir. Wreaths, roping, swags, holly bundles, greens, balled and burlap trees, baling and tree digging. Hot chocolate and snacks.

JCK Christmas Tree Farm
999 Unger Road, Taneytown  •  410-346-6610
Hours: Weekends, Nov. 28-Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Otterdale View Christmas Tree Farm
4364 Middleburg Road, Union Bridge
410-775-0176  •  www.otterdaleview.com
Hours: Nov. 28-Dec. 21, Thurs-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Features: White pine, Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce and Canaan Fir. Baling & saws available. Handmade wreaths in 7 sizes, 12”- 40”, garland, bows, and restroom facilities. Call to order larger sizes. Complimentary warm apple cider. All trees $35.

Pine Valley Farms
1150 Fannie Dorsey Road, Sykesville
410-795-8314  •  www.pinevalleyfarms.com
Hours: Daily, Nov. 23-Dec. 22, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Features: Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, Korean Fir, and Fraser Fir. Retail lot of Fraser Fir and Douglas Fir. Fresh wreaths, roping, tree stands, tree bags, baling, drilling and shaking, crafts, saws and indoor restrooms. Hot dogs, barbeque sandwiches, hot chocolate, hot cider and hot coffee on weekends. Hand carts to pick up trees. Only cash and checks accepted for payment.

Putman Tree Farm
216 E. Nicodemus Road, Westminster  •  410-848-9584
Hours: Thanksgiving to Christmas, Weekends 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Weekdays by appointment. Features: Douglas Fir, White Pine and White Spruce. Baling and saws available.

Quality Evergreens
2020 Garrett Road, Manchester
410-374-1499  •  www.qualityevergreens.com
Hours: Nov. 28-Dec. 24, Weekdays 12-5 p.m. and weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Features: Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, Concolor Fir, White Pine and Scotch Pine. Cut-your-own and fresh cut. Complimentary hot drinks, petting zoo and lots of parking, hot food, weekend Santa Claus visits, gift shop, wreaths, roping and live trees to plant. Baling, shaking, drilling, and loading assistance at no charge.

Sewell’s Farm
3400 Harney Road, Taneytown
410-756-4397   •  www.sewellsfarm.com
Hours: Daily, Nov. 22-Dec. 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Features: Cut-your-own and already cut Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir, White Pine, and Scotch Pine. Live, dug trees – Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Serbian Spruce, Douglas Fir, and White Pine. Wreaths handmade on premise, roping, greens, holly. Country Gift Shop, cutting & hauling assistance, free baling and saws provided. Handicapped-accessible.

Thomas Tree Farm
3501 Hanover Pike, Manchester
410-374-9538  •  www.thomastreefarm.com
Hours: Daily, Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Features: Blue Spruce, White Pine, Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir and Fraser Fir. Balled and burlap trees, wreaths, greens, tree bags, free shaking and baling, tree stands, saws, drilling, kissing balls, swags, holly, restrooms, food on weekends.

– Compiled by Kym Byrnes