- 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 I have no way of knowing, because I can't call or visit every farm every month, let alone every day. 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 Hawaii 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!
Ok, so I haven't found any Christmas Tree farms on Hawaii.... Kinda makes sense, between the volcano, tropical temperatures and the price of real estate. However, Virginia, there IS a Christmas tree ship. Yep, a Ship. Refrigerated container ships started crossing the Pacific in the 1960's. Now, usually on Thanksgiving day, a ship arrives with trees. Still, many Hawaiians use Norfolk Island pines, which are common there (although they were not native - they came from another South Pacific island).
Many visit local nurseries and pick their choice of Norfolk Island Pines from the native crops. Others buy potted specimens to decorate and illuminate. A few even poach them from local forest reserves.
Do you know of any Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in Hawaii? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!