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It’s time to grab the winter gloves and head off into the forest with the family in the tradition of the season with a good old-fashioned hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. Luckily, charming farms in Lewis County offer beautiful Christmas trees to decorate your home this 2022 holiday season.

Lewis County Christmas Trees
K and E Tree Farm in Winlock was purchased by the Bernards in 2018. Photo credit: Karen Bernard

K and E Tree Farm

182 Wepsala Road, Winlock

Pre-select and prepay event, November 18-23
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Need a big tree this year? Head over to K and E Tree Farm for their pre-select and prepay days. They will tag your special tree and find out how tall you’d like it cut. Then, come back after Thanksgiving and pick up your tree for decorating. Established in 2018, this small family-operated farm located in Winlock offers natural noble and a few grand fir Christmas trees. Trees up to nine feet are $55, and trees over ten feet are $95.

Mistletoe Christmas Tree Farm

Lewis County Christmas Trees
Mistletoe Tree Farm in Adna is a favorite for families. Photo courtesy: Mistletoe Tree Farm

268 Stearns Road, Chehalis

November 25 to December 4
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Come experience traditional Christmas at Mistletoe Tree Farm. With u-cut and pre-cut trees available in all sizes, they offer a fabulous selection of holiday trees. Fresh specialty wreaths are also available to adorn your door and greet holiday visitors. Visit during the weekends when they are open and see Santa himself. After you find the perfect tree, warm up with a drink from Buckin’ Bean Coffee. Some handsaws are available, and no chainsaws are allowed.

Mendez Tree Farm

Take a stroll through a Christmas tree farm. Photo credit:Ted Eytan

10510 179th Avenue SW, Rochester

November 25-27, December 3-4, December 10-11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Head over to Mendez Tree Farm, just a short drive from Lewis County, for an affordable option. This fun, family-run farm offers Douglas fir trees in all sizes for $15. Most trees are 5-6 feet, but some are under 5 feet if you need something smaller. Wander the trees and cut your own with provided handsaws. Warm up with hot cocoa for just 50 cents and grab a free candy cane. Cash or check only at this u-cut farm.

Kaija’s Garden and Pet

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Stop by Kaija’s in Chehalis for a Christmas tree and beautiful ornaments to decorate it with.

If heading out to the farm and chopping down a tree is not your thing, there are simpler options locally. Kaija’s Garden and Pet offer noble, grand and Nordmann firs, as well as wreaths and garlands. Trees are $6 per foot for trees up to eight feet and $10 per foot over eight feet. They also offer custom flocking, and ready-to-take flocked trees. You can even bring your own tree for flocking. Custom trees need to dry for 24 hours. If you bring your own stand, they will stand the tree and wrap it in plastic for the trip home, so all you have to do is decorate. Some people even put the lights on before flocking, so it appears as if the lights were snowed on.

As a Collector’s Center for Old World Christmas ornaments, Kaijia’s extensive selection of traditional and unusual glass ornaments are perfect for decorating the holiday tree.

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Christmas Tree Permit

From November 10 until December 31, you can head out to the woods to find that perfect Christmas tree with a permit to cut one in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Use this site to purchase your permit in advance and follow guidelines for the cutting area. Each permit is $5, and you can cut up to a maximum of five trees.

There’s nothing like getting outside and harvesting your own Christmas tree. Photo courtesy: USDA.

Here are a few tips:

  • Determine which participating forest works best for your Christmas tree outing. Each forest will have specific guidelines and season dates for cutting a holiday tree.
  • Be safe and prepared. Carefully read the details and rules of your permit and follow the Need to Know suggestions to prepare for your visit.
  • Purchase and print your permit so you’re ready to find your perfect holiday tree.

The holidays are here, and nothing says Christmas like the scent of evergreens. Decorate your home and heart this year with a tree found locally in Lewis County.

Where’s your favorite farm to find the perfect Christmas tree in Lewis County? Send us an email at submit@lewistalk.com and let us know!

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