Head out to a Clatsop County U-Cut Christmas tree farm. Local farms provide a quality tree-hunting experience and beautiful trees at a reasonable price. Take a look at these four options and get an update on other popular tree farms.
Noble Ridge Farm
Hunt for a tree grown by Joe and Cathie Funari, owners of the Noble Ridge Farm. “Bring the family, kids have so much fun running around and picking out their tree,” Cathie said. Trees are sold for $7 per foot and the Funari’s have a variety of heights and species available. Saws are provided by the farm, but the owners are happy to cut a tree for customers while they enjoy complimentary hot beverages and peruse the gift shop that offers small gifts and ornaments for every budget. Located at 89426 Green Mountain Road outside of Astoria, the farm is scheduled to be open the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve.
Fernhill Holly Farm
While not a traditional tree farm, Fernhill Holly Farm has offered hand trimmed wreaths and evergreen holiday décor for 59 years. Now in its third generation, the family owned business is located at 92668 Fernhill Road east of Astoria.
Mike’s Tree Farm
Boasting Grand fir, Douglas Fir, Spruce, Pine and Noble Fir Christmas tree varieties along with fres wreaths, Mike’s Tree Farm at 65736 Nehalem Hwy in Vernonia is open daylight hours after Thanksgiving and closes when inventory runs out. Expect to pay an estimated $6/foot, after hunting for the perfect tree. Owners will cut the tree down for customers and offer complimentary wrapping for ease of transport. They’ll even help strap it to your vehicle.
Oja’s Christmas Tree Farm
Owned by Bob and Mary Oja, the Oja’s Christmas Tree Farm in Youngs River Valley has been a place to hunt for the perfect tree for generations. Three separate fields of Noble Fir and Grand Fir trees are at the farm and customers are encouraged to bring boots to explore the U-Cut tree farm and use the provided saws.
All the trees this year will be $30 for any size, any shape and any species. Handmade wreaths by second generation Christmas tree farmer, Louise Phillips, daughter of the Ojas, will also be available. “Our children are beginning to help out during the season, so what started out with my parents has become a third generation tree farm,” Louise explained. Louise and her husband have been assisting on the farm for years and it has become a part of their family holiday traditions as well. “We have Thanksgiving dinner and then head out to set up signs,” said Louise.
Located at 90198 Youngs River Road just south of Astoria, the farm will be open 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., seven days a week from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas. “We have had people come on Christmas as part of their family tradition and we are happy to have them,” she said.
Brim’s Farm and Garden
Brim’s Farm and Garden have secured a selection of Christmas-perfect trees. In addition to the fresh trees, they will be offering flocking December 4 – 16. “Come on down and we will make your tree festive for you!” Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, give Brim’s a call at 503-325-1562 or stop in for more information.
3D Landscape hosts a seasonal Christmas tree sale that benefits local youth and youth sports programs. While Daniel Sturgell originally thought he would be unable to source enough quality trees, he is excited to announce that he is selling trees at the lot across from Warrenton Kia, near Hwy 101. He expects to be sold out by December 15, 2017 so stop in today to get your tree.