Due to years of wildfires in the west, and drought conditions in many mid-western states there is a Christmas tree shortage this year. Many South County farms have made the tough decision to close this year to give smaller trees and seedlings a chance to grow. Below you will find farms that are open for tagging and cutting your own tree. Please note many of these small farms do not have websites or social media. Contact info will be provided.
80 Burdickville Rd, Charlestown, RI (401) 364-8733
Opens November 20th. At Riverside Farm the trees are organically grown and individually sheared so that each one has its own "personality" -- nurtured just for you. The farm offers many beautiful trees, wreaths made at the farm, and the garland is fresh and ready to hang. Bring your camera when you visit Riverside Farm and take advantage of the many photo opportunities. Pets are welcome at Riverside Farm! ... but must be on a leash at all times.
179 Plain Meeting House Road West Greenwich, RI (401) 397-43602021
Grand Opening - Christmas Tree Tagging- Nov 13 at 9 am – Nov 14 at 4 pm
At Big John Leydens you can choose Green Giants, Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir and many other varieties from over 100,000 trees, over 100 acres. Big John Leydens Tree Farm was ranked #2 in the nation by Country Living Magazine and has provided the State House Tree multiple times.
Pole # 26 or house # 185 Carr's Trail, Western Coventry, Rhode Island (No Phone)
Open 9 am to 4 pm Saturdays & Sundays
Open now for tagging. Choose from 11 different varieties of Premium Christmas Trees including: Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Concolor Fir, Nikko Fir, Grand Fir, Turkish Fir, Arizona Fir, Korean Fir, White Spruce, Blue Spruce, Western & Eastern White Pine.
Liberty Lane, West Kingston, RI
Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday only starting the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas. 9 am to 4 pm. Christmas tree varieties: White Spruce, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, White Pine.
2 Link Lane, W. Kingston, RI. 401-783-4748; 364-7719
Open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday only starting the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas. 9 am to 4 pm Christmas tree varieties: White Spruce, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir, White Pine.
Route 138, Wakefield, RI 02879. Phone: 401-792-1340.
Open: 7 days a week 9 am until 6 pm. Choose and cut Christmas trees, gift shop, restrooms, helpful friendly staff will cut, bail and tie your tree gratis! Free drilling for "Stand Strait" tree stands - the best and last tree stand you'll ever own! Visit our post & beam barn for hot cider and treats.
Day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, 9-4:30.
Tree tagging starts Columbus Day weekend.
The Christmas Tree Farm is a cut-your-own farm! $38 for any size tree. We also have a gift shop with hot apple cider and hot chocolate that sells arrangements and handmade ornaments and wreaths. Opening dates Columbus Day Weekend onwards. Open 9am - 5pm. Thanksgiving Weekend through December. (No dogs allowed.) 401-294-4336 preferred.
1 Pinecrest Rd Richmond, RI
Founded in 1977, Pinecrest Farm is a 50-acre farm run with cut your own Christmas Trees. Cut your own or we will help.
Opening the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov 26
OPEN the following Friday, Saturday and Sundays:
November 26, 27, 28 9:30 am - 4:00pm
December 4 & 5 9:30 am - 4:00pm
December 11 & 12 9:30 am - 4:00pm
December 18 & 19 9:30 am - 4:00pm
Also open during the week on special request. Confirmation via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 South County Trail, Exeter, RI 401-294-9115. Open through December 24. 10 acres
Choose and cut Christmas trees, Pre-tagging is allowed, gift shop, restrooms. Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut your own: Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Fraser Fir. Pets welcome.
Christmas Tree Facts
There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year.
Real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource.
Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead.
There are more than 4,000 local Christmas Tree recycling programs throughout the United States.
For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, one to three seedlings are planted the following spring.
There are about 350,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in the U.S.; much of it preserving green space.
It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of typical height (6 - 7 feet) or as little as four years, but the average growing time is seven years.
The most common Christmas Tree species are: balsam fir, Douglas-fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine and white pine.