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Buying a fresh-cut Christmas tree is a fun way to ring-in the holidays, but most live Christmas trees in Utah are brought in from other states. Here are some ideas on where to get freshly cut Utah-grown Christmas trees.
Land Management Agencies -
Christmas tree permits (both for individual trees and for commercial cutters) sometimes are available from Utah's land management agencies. Call your local office of an agency for the best information. Agencies who sometimes have trees available (click for a link) are the USDA Forest Service (click on "By State" box and enter Utah to get Utah National Forest information), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) (click on "Our Offices/Centers" for a listing of field offices), and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands (click on About Us for a list of Area Offices). Click here for a Forest Service news release on 2010 Christmas tree permits.
Tree Lots -
You will occasionally come upon tree lots selling pre-cut trees that have been harvested live from Utah's forests. This can be a very good way to get a really fresh tree. Tree species you will find on such lots include pinyon pine, subalpine fir, Douglas-fir, and lodgepole pine.
Choose-and-cut Trees -
Utah has relatively few businesses that sell Christmas trees that are grown locally. Listed below are several that we know of. Listing, of course, does not mean we endorse any particular grower.
Gale Gorder 710 North Morgan Valley Drive Morgan, Utah 84050 801-829-6529 Hours: Any time 8-5pm
Species: blue spruce, Austrian, Scotch pine; everything is Utah grown!
Directions: From I-84 East headed to Morgan, take Exit 96 toward Peterson/Stoddard. Turn right at 4300 North. Turn left at North Morgan Valley Drive. Destination will be on the left.
Meldrum Tree Farm - Choose and Cut Christmas Trees Website: http://www.UtahChristmasTreeFarm.com Location: 2073 West Gentile Street, Layton UT. Phone: 801-544-1750 Email: email@example.com
Christmas tree varieties: Austrian pine, Colorado spruce, Blackhills spruce, Scotch pine.
Open Saturdays, from 9 am to 5 pm, weekdays by appointment, closed Sunday.
Directions: Coming from south on I-15, take exit 328 toward Kaysville/UT-273, turn left onto 200 North, go 0.9 miles, turn right onto Flint St, go 1.6 mi, turn left onto Gentile St, go 1.5 mi to 2073 W Gentile. Coming from North on I-15 - take exit 332 for Antelope Dr/UT-108, turn right at 2000 N (Antelope Dr), go 0.7 mi, turn left onto 2200 W, go 2.0 mi, turn left onto Gentile St, destination will be on the right 0.1 mi at 2073 W Gentile.
Neville Farm Farm address approx 1875 West 1000 South, West Layton Utah Phone: 801-544-9401 or 801-390-4823 Days open (while supplies last): Nov 26 and 27 - 10 am to 4:30 pm; December 4 and 11 - Noon to 4:30 pm
Species: Scotch pine, Colorado blue spruce (extremely limited).
Directions: Take Kaysville Exit 328. Turn West onto 200 North. Go 1.6 Miles. Turn Right onto Angel Street. Go 0.7 miles. Turn left on to Weaver Lane. Go 0.5 miles. Turn right onto Westside Drive. Go 0.3 miles. Westside Drive becomes 1000 South. The farm is on your left.
North Pole Pines Website: www.northpolepines.com Phone: 801-731-6466
Species: French Blue Scotch pine, white spruce, balsam fir
Directions: I-15 to Farr West exit (#349), west under freeway to 2000 West, north to North Plain City Rd. (3300 North), west to 2575 West, south to 3100 North, east to North Pole Pines.
Papa's Pines Phone: 801-440-6607 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hours and Dates: Friday and Saturday open from 7 am to 4 pm.
Species: Colorado blue spruce, balsam fir, and a few others.
Directions: From Odgen or Salt Lake Take I-84 east to Exit 92, turn left onto 6300 West, continue STRAIGHT on 6300 West until you reach us. Follow the Signs!
Butch Robinson 6262 West Old Hwy Road Morgan, UT 84050 Phone: 801-876-3190 or 801-528-2909
Species: Colorado blue spruce, alpine fir; all Utah grown! Hours of Operation: Monday-Sunday until dark.
Cut your own tree; hand saw supplied; 6 ft to 14 ft trees available.
Directions: On I-84 East headed to Morgan, take Exit 92 toward Mountain Green/Huntsville. Turn left at 6300 West. Continue onto Hwy 30/Old Hwy Road. Destination will be on the left.
Stevens Tree Farm (New listing in 2011!) 640 North Church Street Layton, UT Phone: 801-544-7628
Species: Colorado blue spruce.
Hours of Operation: Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm or by appt. Open the day after Thanksgiving in 2011. Any tree $30; you cut or we cut; bring your own saw or borrow one of ours; 5 ft to 10 ft trees available (a few taller).
Directions: We are directly across the street from Central Davis Jr. High School. We are a small, family owned tree farm.