Looking to get your Christmas tree this weekend? Most people put up their Christmas trees either Thanksgiving weekend or the first weekend of December. There are several Christmas tree farms in Alabama offering choose-and-cut experiences and fresh-cut evergreens. In addition to the fun of picking out your tree, many of the farms also offer festive activities like hay rides, hot chocolate and visits from Santa.
Most of the choose-and-cut farms in Alabama offer trees that grow in warm weather, including Leyland Cypress, Arizona Cypress, Murray Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Eastern Red Cedar and Virginia Pine. The Arizona Cypress and Carolina Sapphire are popular for their silvery blue-green hue. In addition to Christmas tree varieties that grow well in Alabama, most farms also offer pre-cut Northern trees like Frasier Fir and Douglas Fir.
When selecting a live Christmas tree, be sure to choose one that has room between the branches to hang your ornaments. When you get the tree home, get it in water immediately and check the water level daily to be sure your tree doesn’t dry out before Christmas Day.
The Alabama Farmers Federation has compiled a list of the state’s Christmas tree farms. Most Christmas tree farms open the Friday following Thanksgiving and close Christmas Eve.
Alabama Christmas Tree Farms:
- Parker Acres Farm – Bay Minette
- Moody Farms – Oneonta
- Heart of Dixie Farm – Henager
- Gilbert Christmas Tree Farm – Lanett
- Old Dairy Christmas Tree Farm – Gadsden
- Pine Hills Farms – Birmingham
- Shell’s Christmas Tree Farm – Tuscumbia
- Sokoll’s Christmas Tree Farm – Florence
- Wadsworth Christmas Tree Farm – Wetumpka
- Wilderwood Farms – Ralph
- Clear Creek Christmas Tree Farm – Jasper
- Risner Christmas Tree Farm – Citronelle
- Springfield Christmas Tree Farm – Boaz
- Back To Christmas Tree Farm – Madison
- Trim-A-Tree Farm – Athens
- Home Town Christmas Tree Farm – Sulligent
- Fish River Trees – Summerdale
- Neely Farms – Thorsby
- Beavers Christmas Tree Farm – Trafford
- Frazier Christmas Tree Farm – Albertville
Julia Sayers Gokhale is a writer and editor who has been working in the lifestyle journalism industry since 2012. She was Editor in Chief of Birmingham Magazine for five years and is now leading Yellowhammer News’ lifestyle content. Find her on Instagram at @juliasayers or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.