This article was written in 2009, please check with the individual farms to confirm they are still in business and all the updated details…
Whether this is the first time you are choosing to cut down your own Christmas tree or this is a family holiday ritual, here is a list for cutting your own Christmas trees locations in Suffolk County Long Island.
CALL EACH FARM BEFORE VISITING!
Carter Christmas Tree Farm
123 North Country Road, Miller Place…631-331-4699
Open weekends 9am-5pm through December 20. Tools provided.
Dart’s Christmas Tree Farm
2355 Main Bayview Road, Southold …631-765-4148; www.dartstreefarm.com
Open daily, November 27 through Christmas Eve, 9am-5pm. Precut trees also available. Hayrides, hot chocolate, snacks, handmade wreaths, tree cutting supplies, and friendly elves to cut and carry your tree for you.
Grandpa Tony’s Tree Farm
305 Weeks Avenue, Manorville …516-639-3587 or 631-874-9006; www.grandpatonystreefarm.com
Open November 27 through December daily, 8am-5pm.
812 Sound Avenue, Wading River …631-929-4327; www.lewinfarms.homestead.com
Free wagon rides. Open November 28 through December 20 daily, 9am-5pm.
Matt’s Christmas Tree Farm
309 Weeks Avenue, Manorville …631-874-6260; www.mattschristmastreefarm.com
Open daily November 27 through Christmas Eve, 8am-4:30pm. Tools and assistance provided.
Mike’s Christmas Tree Farm
323 Weeks Avenue, Manorville …631-874-3551; www.mikestreefarm.com
Opening November 27 at 10am; open November 28 through Christmas Eve daily, 8am-5pm. Precut trees and fresh wreaths also available. Tree wrapping and saws provided.
Muller’s Christmas Tree Farm
338 Woodland Avenue, Manorville …631-878-1060
Open December 5-6 and 12-13, 9am-dark. Christmas shop with wood stove, Santa’s chair, and other photo opportunities.
Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm
30105 Main Road, Cutchogue …631-734-7627; www.santastreefarmofli.com
Open November 27 through December, 9am-5pm. Tools and assistance provided. Santa appearances on weekends; Christmas shop on premises.
Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm
20685 Main Road, Mattituck …631-298-4619 or 631-298-4118; www.shamrockchristmastreefarm.com
Open November 27 through Christmas Day, 9am-5pm. Tools and assistance provided. Precut trees, handmade wreaths, and crafts also available. Santa appearances on weekends, 12-5pm. Shamrock Express train rides. Complimentary cup of hot chocolate and bag of popcorn on weekends, with purchase.
Tilden Lane Farm
48 Wyckoff Street, Greenlawn …631-261-6392; www.tildenlanefarm.com
Open weekends only through mid-December, 9am-3pm.
Also, below are some helpful ideas on making the tree cutting adventure a memorable experience.
- Dress warm when visiting any of these locations – boots are a good idea.
- Call the farm to make sure weather conditions are favorable and that the type of tree you’re looking for is available.
- Check to see if you will need tools like a saw and netting to pack up your tree, or if they are provided.
- Cut the tree as close to the ground as possible so you’ll have enough trunk left to cut it a second time at home. This second cut allows the tree to soak up more water, which makes for a healthier tree.
- Once your tree is placed in your home, keep the tree away from direct heat to help keep it looking and smelling fresh throughout the holiday season.
- Water your tree daily.
Most of all…Enjoy!