Every year, it’s a warm feeling to deck the halls and put up holiday decorations. There’s nothing better than the unmistakable scent of pine and fir with a fresh cut tree. Loading all the family in the car and heading out to get a Christmas tree is a fun, family tradition.
You do not have to go far to find your picture-perfect tree. Here in Lewis County, we’re fortunate enough to choose from some of the best Christmas trees in the world growing at local farms. Washington is the fifth-largest Christmas tree producer in the nation. People from all over the globe, as far as China and the Philippines have their Christmas tree shipped from the Pacific Northwest.
Mistletoe Tree Farm
268 Sterns Road
Mistletoe Tree Farm in Adna is a favorite because of the fun, family environment. Open to the public starting on Friday, November 27, the hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the weekends and on weekdays 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. You can enjoy some hot cocoa while sitting by the fire pit. Pick your beautiful tree, then visit with Santa and tell him what is on your wish list. Owner Pat Murphy has been in the Christmas tree business for over 30 years. Worried about it being too cold and rainy? They also have a barn filled with pre-cut trees for you to pick from while staying dry and warm. The u-cut Noble firs are eight dollars a foot. Visit the Mistletoe Tree Farm Facebook Page for more information.
Christmas Valley Tree Farm
11540 183rd Ave. SW
Christmas Valley Tree Farm in Rochester has been in business since 1975. This family-run farm is on 25 acres of land off Highway 12 in Rochester. Open since Saturday, November 21, their hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day of the week. Also find a wide variety of Christmas wreaths, holly and table centerpieces. They have saws available to use if needed but ask that you bring your own saw this year. The owner Don Tapio prides himself on having a good assortment of trees. Prices start at $40 and cash or check is accepted.
K and E Tree Farm
182 Wepsala Rd.
Karen and Eric Bernard purchased this Winlock tree farm in 2018. They have 30 plus years of experience in the Christmas tree business. Karen’s parents owned and operated a tree farm in Maple Valley into their 80s. “Right now, we only sell trees but, in the future, we plan to add additional items such as wreaths as well as offer coffee, hot spiced cider and mini candy canes like my parents always did,” says Karen. Opening for their first season last year was a fun experience for the couple. They currently are selling Grand fir and natural Noble fir trees. They plan on planting more seedlings this coming spring. Hours of operation are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. K and E Tree Farm opens for the season on Friday, November 27. All trees are $35.00 and that includes tax and payments are made with cash only.
Aldrich Berry Farm & Nursery
190 Aldrich Rd.
Aldrich Berry Farm & Nursery is located in Mossyrock. The Aldrich Farm is a second-generation farm that has been growing blueberries since 1944. They have been growing conifer seedlings for reforestation and cut and living Christmas trees for over 40 years. This year The Aldrich Berry Christmas Barn will offer Christmas trees as well as wreaths and other holiday decorations. Aldrich Berry Farm will open on Saturday, November 28 with hours of operation from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. They will be open all Saturdays and Sundays through December 20.
National Forest Trees
You can head to the woods to find that perfect Christmas tree with a permit to cut one in our local National Forests. For Just $5 you can get a Christmas Tree Permit for trees shorter than 15-feet. Permits are available now online.
Things may be different this year, but some traditions, like decorating for the holidays, are here to stay. Deck your halls with Christmas trees from right here in Lewis County.