- If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
- ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO to confirm their supply, their hours
and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available.
All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For
more tips to make your trip fun
and successful, click here!
DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM BY PHONE OR EMAIL!
- And please tell the farmer you visit in Alaska that you found their farm here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!
In 2015, the National Christmas tree, came from Alaska. The 74-foot tree that is the official Christmas tree for the U.S. Capitol grounds came from a national forest in Alaska. The tree is a Lutz Spruce from the Chugach National Forest. This year’s tree traveled 4,400 miles to D.C. See more here.
- To find fruit and vegetable pick-you-own farms, click here.
- Crop availability / harvest schedule for fruit and vegetables, click here
- To find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other Halloween activities, click here.
Cutting a tree in a National Forest or State Lands in Alaska:
Christmas Tree cutting (according to this page) will again
be allowed on unrestricted STATE LANDS WITHIN THE MATANUSKA VALLEY MOOSE
RANGE as shown on the reverse side map.
Alaska Division of Forestry, Mat-Su Area Office, 101 Airport Road, Palmer, Alaska or call 907-761-6300
No permit or fee is required. Christmas Tree cutters should be aware: No roads or parking areas will be maintained for Christmas Tree cutting. Access into most of the area is by snow machine, skis, snowshoes, or foot. Private property exists within the cutting area. Most, but not all, such areas area marked with either “Private Property” or “No Trespassing” signs. Please be sure you are on state land before cutting a tree. Christmas Trees from this area are for personal use only and are not to be sold or bartered. Please don’t litter and be courteous to other tree cutters and the citizens who live in the area. Cut trees as low to the ground as possible.
Chugach National Forest: all areas are open for Christmas tree cutting except Portage Valley, Turnagain Pass, Moose Pass, and Cooper Landing.
Chugach National Forest’s Anchorage office: 907-743-9500.
Seward District Office: 907-224-3374.
Glacier District office: 907-783-3242.
NOTE: Christmas Tree cutting is not allowed in Chugach State Park or other park lands. The open area starts at Mile 65.5 after Bertha Creek Campground (just beyond Turnagain Pass rest area). There are private or timber sales lands, so please be sure you are on Forest Service Land before cutting. Only one tree per family is permitted, and topping of trees is prohibited. All tree cutting must be 450 feet from any roads, trails, trailheads, campgrounds, or bodies of water. Stumps must be cut low to the ground and all debris removed from roads and trails. Select trees so that other trees remain within 12 to 15 feet surrounding the one you cut.
Aleutians East Borough
Bob Smith's Minnesota Christmas Trees - Precut Christmas trees,
Christmas wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, mistletoe, trees tied, tree
shaking provided, trees baled,
1920 W Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99507. Phone: 218-349-1754. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Daily from 9 am to 9 pm starting the Friday after Thanksgiving. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. All of our trees are individually priced according to size, quality and type. Bob Smith's Christmas trees is a tradition in Anchorage Alaska. Begun in 1962 Minnesota Bob's is one of the last remaining outdoor Christmas tree lots in the area and has become a custom for family's keeping the Christmas spirit alive. Bob rooted Christmas tree selling in his family in 1980 when he began his farm in Mora, Minnesota where his wife and three sons helped run the farm. Now, over 30 years later, you'll still find his son David hard at work on the family business.
Christmas tree varieties:
PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir, Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, White Pine, White Spruce.
(UPDATED: December 13, 2015, JBS) (UPDATED: November 11, 2010)(ADDED: December 03, 2008)
- Northern Pacific Enterprises - Christmas
trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut
Christmas trees, trees bagged, trees tied, tree shaking provided, trees
University Center Parking Lot, Anchorage, AK 99507. Phone: 907-315-2435. Email: email@example.com. Open: Monday thru Sunday, from 11am to 8pm from Friday after Thanksgiving, December 20th. Directions: university mall parking lot in anchorage and across from the mug shot bar in Wasilla. Payment: Cash, only.
Christmas tree varieties:
You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.
(UPDATED: November 14, 2009)
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble Fir.
Bethel Census Area
Bristol Bay Borough
Dillingham Census Area
Fairbanks North Star Borough
Juneau City and Borough
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Kodiak Island Borough
Dorman Tree Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Living Christmas trees (to plant
later), saws provided,
1/4 Mile Bells Flats Road, Kodiak, AK 99615. Phone: 907-539-2338. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Saturday and Sunday, from 11 am to 5 pm, November 28 to December 20. Directions: From Kodiak City. Take Rezanoff Drive south about 10 miles, to the Bells Flats community. Turn right on Sargent Creek Road, Take first left on Bells Flats Road.The farm is located 1/4 mile down Bells Flats Road on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Norway Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), White Spruce.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Canaan Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, White Fir (Concolor Fir), Fraser Fir, Lodgepole Pine, Noble Fir, Norway Spruce, White Spruce.
Living, rooted tree varieties: and other varieties (call!).
(ADDED: November 28, 2015)