This story is about Linvilla Orchards, one of the most famous farms in three states. And as December approaches, thousands of people come in search of the perfect tree.

At Linvilla people can purchase rare beauties already cut and bound -- or the more adventurous among us, can hunt, cut and carry home a handpicked trophy-tree that brings with it an entire morning or afternoon of pure family fun:
  • Hop aboard the hay wagon (laughing at those of us who are not as agile as we used to be!)
  • When you reach the designated field, families circle potential candidates...pondering...looking for that special quality or quirky flaw that seals the bond that will be forever green.  :)  I couldn't resist!
  • Then Linvilla supplies the saw -- and they haul the tree back to the farm.
  • They also wrap it up, and can even tie it to your car.

But...I suggest that families do that on their own...embracing the tree as gently as possible while hauling it to the car - then laughing like kids while hoisting it upwards, tying it not only to the roof - but to another very special family Christmas.

So in the next few days, grab a jacket and the kids (and rope)...
There are 40,000+ Christmas trees planted on the farm, the majority of which are 6' - 10' Douglas Fir, and some Canaan Fir.

Tree cutting is offered through December 23rd:
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 5 pm (last wagon departs at 4:30pm)
Sat - Sun: 9 am - 5 pm (last wagon departs at 4:30pm)
The cost is $59.99 plus tax.

Pre-cut trees are available in all shapes, sizes and varieties at their Christmas Shop and Garden Center which also offers greens, roping, wreaths, and all of the trimmings.

Pre-register to "Cut Your Own Christmas Tree" (CYOCT) at the web site below:
Sign up to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Here