cm67_treefarmby Linda L. Esterson

Bundle up and break out the camera. It’s time for the annual search for the perfect Christmas tree. Whether you prefer to cut your own or pick a pre-cut tree, this list will help you find the right one for your home.

Clemsonville Christmas Tree Farm 10120 Clemsonville Rd, Union Bridge • 410-848-6083 • Hours: Nov. 25–Dec. 24. Daily 10am-5pm Features: Offering various pine, spruce and fir trees. All trees are $20. Decorated barn with Santa sleeping. Complimentary punch and cookies. Come see America’s largest wreath at 50 feet in diameter.

Davidson Christmas Tree Farm 1101 Emory Church Rd, Upperco  •  410-239-6556 • Hours: Nov. 19, 20, and Nov. 25–Dec. 24; Mon.-Thurs. 11am-5pm, Fri.-Sun. 8am-5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day. Features: Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Canaan Fir, Balsam Fir, 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 available. Handicapped accessible.

Feldhof Farm 2311 Neudecker Road, Westminster •
410-876-7680 •
Hours: Nov. 26-Dec. 18; Sat-Sun, 9:30am-4:30pm Features: 3 to 20 foot Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Serbian Spruce, White Pine, Bosnian Pine, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, and other specialties. Balled and burlap trees, greens, handmade wreaths, baling available. Restroom facilities.

Fra-Mar Tree Farm 3601 Shiloh Road, Hampstead • 443-745-4413 Hours: Nov. 26-Dec. 24; Weekends only 9am-5pm Features: White Pine, Canaan Fir, Blue Spruce, and Fraser Fir. Baling, assisted loading and saws. Restroom facilities.

Gaver Farm 5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy • 301-865-3515  • Hours: Nov. 25-Dec. 23; Daily 9am–5pm Features: Colorado Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, White 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. Food concessions on weekends plus apples and cider.

Hirt Tree Farm 917 Arnold Road, Westminster • 410-876-8839 Hours: Nov. 26-Dec. 23; Daily 9am-4pm Features: White Pine, Norway Spruce, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Serbian Spruce, and pre-cut trees. Wreaths, swags, holly bundles, greens, balled and burlap trees, baling and tree digging. Hot chocolate and snacks.

JCK Christmas Tree Farm Located on the corner of Mayberry & Unger Rds. (GPS use 999 Unger Road), Taneytown • 410-346-6610 Hours: Open Nov. 26-Dec. 18, 10am–4pm, weekends only. Features: Cut your own Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, White pine. Baling, shaking and saws available. Christmas items and crafts, free hot chocolate and cookies.

Martin’s Tree Farm 18130 Falls Road, Hampstead • 410-374-2226  • Hours: Opens the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Full service Sat. and Sun. 9am-5pm  Features: Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, White Pine.

Otterdale View Christmas Tree Farm 4364 Middleburg Road, Union Bridge  •  410-775-0176 • Hours: Nov. 25-Dec.18; Thurs.-Sun., 9am-5pm Features: White Pine, Norway Spruce and Canaan Fir. Baling & saws available. Handmade wreaths, bows, and hand painted Christmas ornaments available. Complimentary warm apple cider.

Pine Valley Farms 1150 Fannie Dorsey Road, Sykesville   410-795-8314  • Hours: Daily from Nov. 19-Dec. 21; Daily 9am–5pm; Open Thanksgiving Day 9am–3pm 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.

Putman Tree Farm 316 E. Nicodemus Road, Westminster  410-848-9584 Hours: Thanksgiving to Christmas; Weekends 8am-5pm; 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. net Hours: Nov. 19-Dec. 24; Weekdays 12pm-5pm and weekends 9am-5pm 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  • Hours: Nov. 19-Dec. 22; Daily 9am-5pm; Thanksgiving Day 9am-1pm Features:  Cut-your-own and already cut Fraser Fir, Concolor Fir, Douglas Fir, and Canaan Fir. Live, dug trees – Blue Spruce, Serbian Spruce, Concolor Fir, and White Pine. Wreaths handmade on premise, roping, greens, holly. Country Gift Shop, cutting & hauling assistance, free baling and saws provided. Handicapped accessible.

Silver Meadow Farm 6109 Davis Road, Woodbine  301-829-9198 Hours: Nov. 25-Dec. 22; Sat. and Sun.; 9am-5pm Features: White Pine, Blue Spruce, and Canaan Fir. Saws, baling, shaking, and digging. Balled and burlaped trees available.

Thomas Tree Farm 3501 Hanover Pike, Manchester 410-374-9538 • Hours: Nov. 21-Dec. 24; Daily 9am-5pm Features: Blue Spruce, White Pine, Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir and Fraser Fir. Wreaths, greens, tree bags, free shaking and baling, tree stands, saws, drilling, swags, holly, restrooms, food on weekends.

Windswept Farms 3516 Nicholson Road, Westminster • 410-876-3117 Hours: Nov. 27-Dec. 19; Weekends only 8am-5pm Features: Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir. Free baling and drilling.

Zepp’s Tree Farm 2814 Old Washington Road, Westminster • 410-857-1016 Hours: Weekends after Thanksgiving; 8am-4pm Features: White Pine, Douglas Fir and Norway Spruce. Live balled and burlap trees, netting and wreaths.