Some families find their Christmas tree in the attic. They rustle around, shake out the synthetic foliage and snap the tree into place. Others go to a nearby Christmas tree lot to choose from the evergreens on view.
However, there’s another way: Head out of town to a Christmas tree farm where you can stroll in the crisp air among growing trees, choose one and cut it yourself. For some families, this has become a festive annual excursion.
Christmas tree farms, which generally open on Thanksgiving or the day after, make it easy to pick and cut your own tree. Farms range from small operations open only on weekends to larger ones that offer tantalizing extras.