You Can Still Get a Christmas Tree at These Two Farms

Fraser firs flew from stores and your favorite local tree stand was wiped out. Even farms are chopped clean. Beat the Christmas tree shortage with these two choose-and-cut North Carolina Farms.

The return of the holiday season means reminiscing on years past, spending time with loved ones, and sharing in traditions that are carried on through generations of families year-after-year.

One such tradition that is a family favorite year in and year out is to choose and cut your own Christmas treeFor many families, shopping for a real Christmas tree is a nostalgic, time-honored holiday tradition that gets everyone in the holiday spirit. For those who don’t partake in this annual experience, there’s no time like the present to start a new tradition! Breakaway from the crowded tree lots and fake plastic trees sold in stores, and head up to the Western N.C. Mountains where, along with the perfect tree to help you celebrate the holiday, you’ll bring home cherished memories of a fun family getaway. 

In addition to the Christmas tree smell that simply cannot be replicated by fake trees or scented candles, real trees also absorb carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gases and release fresh oxygen into the air. Additionally, these locally grown trees make an important economic contribution to our community and support the families that run the farms. 

No two trees are the same, but luckily Jackson County Christmas tree farms are abundant, making this an ideal location for families to plan a weekend trip to find their perfect tree. Pyramid, round, short, fat, tall, small, Charlie Brown…we have them all! Check out this list to find the farms that best suit your tree needs!

Buck Knob Farm
1051 Wolf Knob Road
Glenville, NC 28736

Buck Knob Farm is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Cullowhee in western North Carolina. Trek the sloping mountainside acres of Fraser firs at Buck Knob Farm. Firs are anywhere from five to 10 feet tall, and available to choose and cut.

Bear Valley Farm
231 Bee Tree Road
Glenville, NC

Bear Valley Farm is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. Here, crystal clear springs, crisp mountain air and rich soil help us grow some of the finest Fraser Firs on earth.

We recommend calling to confirm the operating hours before heading out to get your tree.

While hunting through the county for the perfect tree, you’ll also find a spectacular backdrop for your Christmas card picture. Gather the family, don some holiday garb and Santa hats, and gather together in front of a festive backdrop for a fun holiday memento. In addition to Christmas card photos, many tree farms offer picture spots along the grounds, visits with Santa, the Elf Village at Tom Sawyer Tree Farm, and many other activities that make for fun holiday memories.