6 Christmas Tree Farms near Oswego, NY Where You Can Cut Your Own Tree
December 13, 2022
With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time for the ultimate debate of Christmas. Are you team real tree or artificial? For me, it’s real all the way. Yes, it’s a bit more work. And yes, I usually forget to water it for longer than I should. But nothing beats the smell of a freshly cut tree and the coziness it brings to the holiday. If you are like me, you’re always looking for a new spot to check out to get your tree. So here are some Christmas tree farms near Oswego, NY where you can choose or cut down your own tree.
Many of the farms provide a variety of services for their customers. This includes baling (wrapping) and drilling the bottom of the trees to prepare them for tree stands.
Ever since I was a little girl, Black Friday was for 2 things: early morning shopping & getting a Christmas tree at Chengerian’s Tree Land. Yes, it was a tradition with my aunt and my grandparents to get our tree at the same farm on the same day every year. And we loved it! The trees are always fresh and beautiful, albeit a little on the pricier side. But they are worth every penny.
Chengerian’s specializes in Frasier Fir trees and Frasier Fir only. Make sure to visit their Facebook page or website for a coupon to save $2 on your tree/wreath, or $5 on two.
Goodman’s Christmas Tree Farm
460 Gilbert Mills Road Phoenix, NY
Pre-cut trees, cut-your-own, wreaths. Open weekdays noon – 5pm and weekends 9am – 5pm.
While my family always went to Chengerian’s, my in-laws always went to Goodman’s. So for our first Christmas together, we went to Chengerian’s, and then went to Goodman’s for our second. Now, we like to try a new place every year to show our support to as many local farms as possible!
Goodman’s is both family-friendly and dog-friendly. Families are even allowed to bring skis, sleds, and snowshoes to explore the farm while choosing their Christmas trees. They specialize in Frasier Fir, Balsam Fir, White Spruce, White Pine, and Scotch Pine trees. Saws and tarps are provided for customers to borrow; no chainsaws allowed.
Granger’s Christmas Tree Farm
380 Tubbs Road Mexico, NY
Pre-cut trees, cut-your-own, wreaths. Open daily 10am – 6pm.
A trip to Granger’s Christmas Tree Farm in Mexico is a full experience. In addition to trees and wreaths, the farm has a petting zoo and refreshment stand.
Granger’s specializes in Frasier Fir, Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, White Pine, and White Spruce trees. Please bring cash or check. Pre-cut trees start at $20; all cut-your-own trees are $55.
460 County Route 22A Sandy Creek, NY
Pre-cut trees, cut-your-own, wreaths, gift shop.
In addition to being one of the Christmas tree farms in Oswego County, Hemlock Haven is also a florist year-round. The Forsyth family is proud not to use any pesticides on their crops, as to not impact nearby animals, children, or other plants. The farm is open for tree & wreath shopping, horse-drawn wagon rides, and make-and-take centerpiece workshops.
Molly Johns Farm
4239 State Route 69 Mexico, NY
Pre-cut trees, cut-your-own, wreaths, kissing balls, gift shop. Open weekdays noon – 5pm and weekends 10am – 5pm.
Out of all the Christmas Tree Farms in Oswego County, Molly Johns is proud to grow the most unique variety of evergreens. At the farm you’ll find Balsam Fir, Concolor Fir, Canaan Fir, and Norway Spruce. Throughout the rest of the year, the family-owned farm specializes in asparagus, blueberries, garlic, and honey. They also do floral arrangements for events.
When you visit, be sure to say hello to the resident donkeys!
Three Seasons Farm
429 Dry Bridge Road Mexico, NY
Pre-cut trees, cut-your-own, wreaths, kissing balls, arrangements, gift shop. Open daily 10am – 6pm.
Located in Mexico, NY, Three Seasons Farm boasts a wide variety of Christmas trees to peruse. Whichever type you prefer, you’ll find it there among Frasier Fir, Balsam Fir, Concolor Fir, Canaan Fir, White Pine and Norway Spruce trees.
What Should You Bring to Cut Down Your Christmas Tree?
Cutting down a Christmas tree sounds like a magical experience from a Hallmark movie. And it can be! If you prepare yourself properly. Here are a few things that will make the experience go as smoothly as possible:
Good winter boots. Depending on the recent weather, you could be facing snow, slush, or mud.
Gloves you don’t mind getting dirty. Christmas trees are full of sap, and pine needles can be sharp. Save yourself from a sticky, prickly situation with a thick pair of gloves.
A large, plastic tarp. Once you cut down your tree, laying it on a tarp to drag it through the farm makes life so much easier.
Bungee cords or rope. How else are you going to tie your tree to the top of your car?
Last but not least, plan to bring cash. Some tree farms are cash only – or offer cash-only concession, so it’s better to beprepared.
Note that many of the farms do have tools and tarps for customers to borrow, but it doesn’t hurt to bring your own just in case.