Well, it is almost that time — time for trees and trimmings of reds and greens. Time for mistletoe and ribbons of gold!
It is almost Christmas time!
When it comes to Christmas, we all decorate in our own fashion, whether it be traditional, modern, vintage, country, or a mix of our on eclectic tastes.
With this comes our choice of Christmas tree.
As a child, I always had a fake Christmas tree. So, when I entered adulthood and had to do things my way, I opted for the same tradition that I had been accustomed to, until I got married. My husband had always had a real tree and that was the tradition we begun when we started dating 15 years ago. A tradition we kept until about five years ago. Now, we have an artificial tree. Several of them actually. I’m ‘that mom’ with one in more than one room. I mean, the kids have to have one in their room too, right!?
So, for those who want a real tree, below is a roundup of Christmas tree farms in the Chattanooga area. But before you just hop in the car and go to one of these farms, there are some things to keep in mind:
- First, you need to call ahead. You will want to confirm their supply and the type of trees they have. Also ask if they cut the trees or if you cut them yourself. Also by calling, you can get their hours and find out what kind of activities, if any, they have at the farm. Some farms will do hay rides, sleigh rides, offer hot cocoa, etc., and some may even have Mr. Claus himself.
- You’ll also want to ask about which supplies to bring, if any. Items you may need include a saw, blanket, or rope. Also see if they do ‘shaking;’ this will help with any critters in your tree and drop any dead needles. Some farms may even provide ‘baling’ for free or for a small fee.
If you can’t reach the farm (by phone, email, or website), DO NOT go. Farms will shut down when their supply is gone. Some of the farms that were open last year are not open this year due to last year’s drought. Finally, before you head out, don’t forget to pack extra clothes, a blanket, some snacks or light meal, drinks, and most importantly, don’t forget your camera!
Below are the Christmas tree farms in our area, categorized by counties:
Little Mountain Tree Farm (423)881-3904
3186 Griffith Road, Pikeville, TN 37367
Kittle’s Christmas Tree Farm (706)935-3563
985 Salem Valley Road, Ringgold, GA 30736
ARCY Acres (931)788-0455
4439 Blaylock Road, Crossville, TN 38572
Thornhill Christmas Tree Farms (256)451-3200
15107 AL-71, Pisgah, AL 35765
McDowell’s Big Fork Nursery (423)658-6386
4955 TN-27, Chattanooga, TN 37405
Camp’s Christmas Forest (423)337-3191
415 Kile Road, Sweetwater, TN 37874
Parish Christmas Tree Farms (423)715-3589
1235 Chestuee Road, Delano, TN 37325
Raulston Acres Christmas Trees (706)764-6111
2572 GA-95, Rock Spring, GA 30739
Christmas Carroll Tree Farm
7206 Highway 95, LaFayette, GA 30728
Wheeler’s Tree Farm (706)463-1924
1144 Dogwood Valley Road, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755