The Best Christmas Tree Farms in New Jersey

by Laura DeSiena
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The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means one thing—it’s time to start looking for the perfect Christmas tree to compliment your festive holiday decor. For those looking to truly experience the magic of Christmas and create lasting memories with loved ones, nothing beats purchasing a real, fresh tree from a local farm. While the convenient option may be to purchase an artificial tree from the store, the experience of choosing and cutting down your own tree brings a sense of tradition, connection, and holiday magic that can’t be replicated. Additionally, not only does buying from a local farm support the community, but it also ensures that you are getting a fresh, quality tree that will last all season. With its vast expanses of picturesque, open fields and thriving agricultural practices, New Jersey boasts a wealth of exceptional local farms beaming with sustainably-grown evergreens. From the unique Blue Spruce to the popular Douglas Fir, let’s explore some of the best Christmas tree farms to visit in New Jersey this holiday season.

Miller’s Hill Farm | Mendham, NJ

 

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Family-owned and operated since 1924, this North Jersey farm is best known for its sustainable farming practices and high-quality produce selections. Pre-cut Fraser Fir trees are available starting at the end of November until December 24 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to sunset. However, weekday visits are offered by appointment only via 973-543-1106. Complete your trip with a visit to “The Shop” which includes a variety of tree bags, tree stands, christmas lights, plain and decorated wreaths, and more for purchase.

Alstede Farms | Chester, NJ

 

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This North Jersey staple offers an abundance of fresh produce and family-friendly activities available all year round. Choose from an abundant selection of locally-sourced, sustainably-grown trees available in a variety of sizes and types including Douglas Fir, Concolor Fir, Balsam Fir, and Fraser Fir. Visit their tree-forest during business hours open daily from 9-6 p.m. with different options for delivery and set-up available upon purchase. Don’t forget to stop by their farm store to pick up additional Christmas decor including premade and custom wreaths, mantle pieces, grave blankets, pine roping, and more. 

Hidden Pond Tree Farm | Mendham, NJ

Open daily from 8- 5 p.m., this family-owned tree farm specializes in pre-cut and cut-your-own Fraser Firs, Concolor Firs, and Canaan Firs up to 12 feet in size. Cut your own tree up to seven feet tall, with an average price of $85. Their pre-cut Fraser and Douglas Firs sourced from Pennsylvania are available up to 12 feet tall—starting at just $65.  Additionally, hand-crafted wreaths are available for purchase alongside an assortment of handmade centerpieces, decorative table tops, and mailbox greens. After a memorable shopping day, warm up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate and enjoy a variety of small snack items available at the Snack Shack. Keep in mind that cash and checks are accepted only. 

Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm | Belvidere, NJ

Located in Warren County, this 172-acre farm open daily offers an abundance of over 7,000 fresh pre-cut and cut-your-own trees to choose from. Select from popular evergreens such as Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, and Norway Spruce ranging in a variety of sizes. Wyckoff is also the first farm to offer colored trees with options such as pink, purple, dark blue, light blue, turquoise, magenta, red, black, and white. Cut-your-own trees are tagged including sales tax with the average cost for trees eight inches and under starting at $15 per foot. Additionally, Wyckoff’s offers complementary services including a tree-drillings service and shakers to ensure that your tree is free from any dead needles before it is baled. Hand saws are provided, but you may bring your own if desired. End your visit with Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Barn, open daily and featuring a variety of wreaths and greens, plus a large selection of decorating and gift items.

Martin Family Tree Farm | Ringoes, NJ

Cut or pick your own “Jersey Fresh” Christmas tree this holiday season at this local scenic 50-acre tree farm located in Hunterdon County. Their humble beginnings as a nursery stock in 1999 snowballed into public expansion with a passion to provide everyone the joy of cutting their own fresh Christmas tree. Choose from over a thousand trees varying in size, including favorites such as Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, and Canaan Fir. Now open for selections, their business hours are from 10- 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from November 24 through Saturday, December 16. 

Plut’s Christmas Tree Farm | Long Valley, NJ

 

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Each year, Plut’s Christmas Tree Farm aims to spread joy, happiness, and warmth during the holiday season to families and the local community through their beautiful trees and festive activities. Walk the evergreen rows with a large selection of Fir, Pine, and Spruce in various sizes available for purchase by cash or check only. Once a tree is selected, a staff cutter will carefully saw, drag, and trim your tree until it fits perfectly on the tree stand. Don’t worry about tying it yourself as your tree will be professionally baled to ensure a secure trip home. Operating hours for cutting and tagging trees include Saturdays and Sundays from 8-4 p.m. at the Long Valley Location and 12-6 p.m. in Washington Township through Christmas Eve. 

Cole’s Country Tree Farm | Milford, NJ

As a member of the New Jersey Christmas Tree Growers Association, this local tree farm is dedicated to sustainable practices through solar-powered energy and conservation efforts as a certified River Friendly farm. Choose from several locally grown species such as Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir, and White Pine with complementary shaking and baling. Hand saws are provided for cutting your own wood, or you can request assistance in having it cut for you. The season begins on November 25 until December 20 open daily from 9- 4 p.m. Additionally, tree stands, crafts and local raw honey are available for purchase at their farm store on the property. 

Triple Creek Farm and Nursery | Columbia, NJ

This cut-your-own tree farm is the perfect option for your Christmas tree needs. Choose from over 250 trees or opt for a pre-cut one. Triple Creek Farm will shake and bale the tree for you and they offer pin-drilling if needed. Located near the Hemlock Ridge and Ravine Preserve you and the family can make a whole day out of a trip to Triple Creek, located conveniently in Columbia, NJ. Triple Creek is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until December 3 when they close for the season. Guests can choose between Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, and Concolor Fir trees—all standing between six and eight feet tall. All pick-your-own trees are $65. 

Foster’s Holly Ridge Tree Farm | Hammonton, NJ

 

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Open Thursday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Foster’s Holly Ridge Tree Farm makes picking a tree easy. Upon arrival, get a farm map showing your tree’s location. Trees for sale have tags with prices and IDs based on variety, size, and appearance. After picking a tree, tear off the tag bottom and bring it to the office for a receipt. Get the tree cut that day or set a pickup date and it’ll be baled for easy collection. Foster’s does not allow you to cut your own tree. Prices vary based on size and appearance. 

Conover’s Farm | Wall Township, NJ

This scenic tree farm has over 3000 Christmas trees on its property to choose from. Operating on a two-tag system, guests must remove the bottom tag on a tree they intend to purchase and redeem it at the front. Tree size varies from four feet to as large as 12 feet tall. Pricing is based on height—smaller trees range from $55 to $65 and larger trees range from $70 to $118. Some days cutting is available in addition to simply reserving your tree. Be sure to check here for the full 2023 schedule.

BONUS: Kevin’s Tree Lot | Jersey City and Edgewater, NJ

Kevin’s Tree Lot isn’t technically a tree farm, but for those who live in Hudson County, it’s an excellent option to get a fresh, live tree without the need to make a trip. Kevin’s Tree Lot is open for orders now at their site and be sure to use code KTL23 when checking out to enjoy 10 percent off your tree!

About the Author/s

Laura DeSiena is a certified Jersey Girl with a passion for music, playing the guitar, and binge-watching 90’s sitcoms. As an aspiring writer and author, she hopes to publish a book someday. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her browsing the shelves of Barnes & Noble in search of her next read.

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