Opportunities plentiful to cut your own Christmas trees in Capital Region

ERICA MILLER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER New York State Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball promotes local Christmas tree-cutting at Goderie's Tree Farm in Johnstown on Monday. Ball was drawing attention to the opportunities for people to cut their own Christmas trees in New York.
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ERICA MILLER/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
New York State Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball promotes local Christmas tree-cutting at Goderie's Tree Farm in Johnstown on Monday. Ball was drawing attention to the opportunities for people to cut their own Christmas trees in New York.

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If Black Friday shopping indoors doesn’t have the same appeal this year during a pandemic, perhaps an outdoor excursion to a tree farm might do the trick. For some, it’s a treasured annual tradition, as families hopscotch through fields, hitch sleigh rides, and break out the saw to land that perfect evergreen. With the pandemic showing signs of resurgence, an outdoor visit for Christmas tree cutting could be the right time for folks to get out of the house and breathe some fresh air.

Below we’ve compiled a list of some of the area’s cut-your-own options. Happy tree hunting.

ALBANY COUNTY

Majestic Tree Farm
185 Pictuay Road
Selkirk, NY 12158-1820
518-767-2443
Email: [email protected]

Trees over 3 feet are $48, table-top trees (3 feet and under) $25. Fresh pre-cut Balsam Fir trees start at $65. Prices include standard services: shaking debris out of the tree, netting the tree and tying it onto the car.

Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Nov. 27.

FULTON COUNTY

Goderie’s Tree Farm
338 County Highway 106, Johnstown
518-883-8196
www.goderiestreefarm.com

Frasier Fir trees $6.50 per foot, Balsam Fir $5.50 per foot.
Bailing $2 per tree

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SARATOGA COUNTY

Bob’s Trees
1227 W. Galway Road, Hagaman
518-627-4260
www.bobstrees.com

Cut your own: Up to 8-feet tall $50, over 9-feet tall $60.
Pre-cut trees priced by height $20 up to $100+. Trees 16-feet and taller are available. Tabletop trees $10.
No drilling. Bailing available: $3 to $8 based on tree length, fullness.

Hours: Black Friday through Nov. 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 1 through Dec. 23, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Candy Cane Farm
327 Gansevoort Road, Gansevoort
518-792-4778
On Facebook: CandyCaneFarm

Choose and cut, pre-cut 2-feet to 25-feet all $65, includes sales tax and netting.

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ellms Christmas Trees
468 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518-884-8168
www.ellmsfarm.com

Fresh-cut trees start at $26.99, cut-your-own starting at $55.99.
Includes complimentary hot chocolate, trolley rides, tree shaking, bailing and drilling, if needed.

Hours: Friday: Sat. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. and Sun: 9: a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Goode Trees
1179 Goode Road
Ballston
518-885-3092
www.goodetrees.com

Choose and cut: $45; Pre-cut: start at $65, Netting $5, shaking $2 – donated to local charity

Hours: Black Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends only 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Henry Hill Farm
407 Enders Avenue, Howes Cave
518-605-5298
www.henryhillfarm.com

Choose and cut pricing:
Balsam Fir, 5-to12-feet, $35 to $75
Fraser Fir, 5-to-12-feet, $35 to $75
Norway Spruce, 5-to-15 feet, $35 to $125
Blue Spruce, 5-to-15 feet, $35 – $125

Hours: Black Friday, daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Van Buren Christmas Tree Farm
184 Bear Swamp Road, Cobleskill
617-548-9869
On Facebook: vanburentreefarm

Choose and cut: $45 all trees, includes shaking. Netting $2 to $3 based on size.

Hours: Black Friday, weekends only 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WARREN COUNTY

Brown’s Tree Farm
431 Schroon River Road Warrensburg
518-623-4941
On Facebook: BrownsTreeFarm

Trees under 10-feet $45, over $10-feet $50

Hours: Black Friday and weekends only, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

River Bend Christmas Tree Farm
164 East River Drive, Lake Luzerne
518-654-6274
www.riverbendchristmastreefarm.com

Cut your own: Up to 8-feet $75, over 8-feet, $9 per foot.
Fresh cut Fraser and Balsam Fir: 6-feet and up, start at $59; mini/tabletop, start at $25.
Bailing net $3, stand drilling free on pre-cut trees, twine free.

Hours: Black Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekends only 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Bailey Family Christmas Trees
530 Center Cambridge Road, Cambridge
518-894-0087
www.bailytrees.com

Pre-cut trees $55 + tax. Cut-your-own $58.88+tax = $63.
Includes shaking and bailing.

Farm encourages weekday shopping/cutting.
Hours: Closed Mondays.
Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to dusk.
Weekends: 9 a.m. to dusk.

NOTE: Pets are not allowed on tree properties this year as part of the NYS COVID-19 restrictions.

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