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Early Bird Xmas Tree
November 3, 2007 11:26 PM   Subscribe

Are there any u-cut Christmas tree lots already open in SF/Northern Cal area?

We're going to be out of town for the second half of December, through about a week in to January, but we still want to set up a Christmas tree, and take it down before we leave. I know, whatever. It's fun. :)

Are there any tree farms open now? We could probably get one from an online merchant, but a lot of the fun for us is going out to get the tree and bringing it home.

We live in Oakland, but are willing to drive up to two hours-ish to find a tree. Because it's fun. :) Thanks!
posted by stewiethegreat to Shopping (5 answers total)
 
I know this isn't a great answer, because I'm answering "No," but I checked all the U-cut options on this page, and they're all post-Thanksgiving. Good reference page, though.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:23 AM on November 4, 2007


There are a bunch of christmas tree farms in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I've gone to a couple along Highway 1 in the Ano Nuevo/Half Moon Bay area of San Mateo County, just looking for the signs. This website has a list with some different options. A lot of them are pre-cut tree lots, but the Skyline Tree Farm lets you cut your own. Merry Christmas! (My first of the year.)
posted by ActingTheGoat at 12:24 AM on November 4, 2007


I don't know about You-Cut, but Delancey Street trees may provide that special x-mas feeling even without the tree-cutting.

(But I also agree that most lots don't open until after thanksgiving)
posted by serazin at 2:00 AM on November 4, 2007


i'm pretty sure there are some Christmas tree farms out on HWY 92 out to Half Moon Bay...
posted by mrmarley at 5:18 AM on November 4, 2007


I can't help you with the bay area, but if you can manage to get in contact with a grower, you can probably go cut your tree early. I'd offer double the usual rate on the phone, more if you are going to spend more than an hour picking out a tree.

The forest service sells tree cutting permits, but I think farmed trees have a nicer shape. A tree farm will also be easier to drive to and walk around, if that's a consideration.
posted by yohko at 5:59 PM on November 6, 2007


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