- 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 Montana 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!
Christmas Tree Cutting Permits
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest
Service (USFS) issue permits for the cutting of Christmas trees. Each Agency has
rules specific to this activity and inquiries pertaining to cutting of Christmas
trees on USFS lands will be referred to
A Christmas tree permit is required in order to cut Christmas trees from BLM administered lands for both Personal Use and Commercial Use. Not all BLM field offices issue permits, and those that do, do not necessarily issue permits every year. Your local BLM office will be able to provide you with information on the requirements and availability of Christmas tree permits for their area.
Each BLM office may set a price on the Christmas trees they sell, based on the local market conditions in their area. The lowest price that they may sell Christmas trees for is established by the State Minimum Price List, which is currently $3.00 per tree.
- 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.
- National Forest - Christmas trees-you choose and you
Red Lodge, MT. A visitor says "Talk to the bureau land management in Red Lodge. The trees are only $5.00 for a tree permit. Just go to the office, which is just south of town, pay $5.00 and head up to the hills and find your tree. Max is 3 trees ($15.00).
- Rocky Creek Farms
- Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, hayrides, refreshments
E of Bozeman, Montana, Bozeman, MT 59715. Phone: 406-585-0225. Email: Click here for our contact form. Open: Approximately Monday to Saturday 10-5 Raspberries - July Cucumbers, Corn - August, September Pumpkins - October. Directions: Go E from Bozeman on the Frontage Road approx. 5 miles, on your left you will see the sign. Cross over the railroad tracks, park at the little house. Our U-Cut Christmas tree operation features five tree species we grow for cutting as well as six additional species grown in milder areas. We offer a campfire, hayrides, and refreshments.And for a map to our farm, Click here. Pumpkin patch has hayrides, apple press, other activities for kids. (UPDATED: January 14, 2013, from their website)
- Benson's Trees -
3330 South 3rd Street, Missoula, MT 59801. Phone: 760-322-8688 or 406-728-0051.
Copenhaver Plantations - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas
wreaths, Christmas boughs, garlands, tree shaking provided, trees baled,
saws provided, bonfires, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate,
2610 Jennifer Court, Missoula, MT 59804. Phone: 406 549-4983. Alternate Phone: 406 549-4342. Email: email@example.com. Open: We will be open Saturday November 26 to December 18; Only open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to dusk. Directions: West on Mullan Road from Reserve 5 miles to Kona Ranch Road turn left follow signs to Melody Lane, Plantation off Melody on Jennifer Court. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir.
(UPDATED: October 14, 2011)
- Copenhaver Plantation - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
wreaths, fresh greens, saws are provided, restrooms, shaking, we can cut for you, hot chocolate and
cookies around a campfire. 12 acres of Christmas Trees.
2607/2610 Jennifer Court, Missoula, MT 59804. Phone: 406-549-4983 or 409-549-4342. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: West on Mullan Road from Reserve 5 miles to Kona Ranch Road turn left follow signs to Melody Lane Plantation off Melody on Jennifer Court. Open: from Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving until December 22; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm.
Choose & Cut: Austrian Pine, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine, Canaan Fir
Precut Trees: Grand Fir
(UPDATED: November 19, 2009)
Evergreens - Wreaths and swaps (No Christmas trees for sale)
Our wreaths are handcrafted of freshly harvested fir boughs attractively accented with pine cones, juniper, red berries, and a beautiful red velvet bow. Approximately 22” in diameter, sealed in plastic to preserve that uniquely fresh Montana fragrance.
Includes your own personalized holiday message! Shipped anywhere in the U.S.A.. Only $30.50 + Shipping and Handling.
478 Tushapaw Road Victor, MT 59875. Phone: 1-866-642-3618 or 406-642-3618. Fax: 406-642-3613. Email: email@example.com
- Knox Nursery -
65 Fox Farm Road, Lewistown, MT 59457. Phone: 406-538-8460. Directions: 3 miles southeast of Lewistown on Upper Spring Creek Road. Adjoining Fox Farm Road.
- The Liberty Trees -
P.O. Box 23, Dixon, MT 59831. Phone: 406-370-5479 or 760-341-0655. Fax: 406-246-3253. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuscor Ranch Trees -
452 Martin Creek Road, Trout Creek, MT 59874. Phone: 406-827-3984 or 406-827-8733. Fax: 406) 827-0336. Directions: Trout Creek, Montana. 6 miles out Marten Creek Road. Open: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
Tree Types: Choose & Cut: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Scotch Pine.
Precut Trees: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Scotch Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, Blue Spruce.
- Diamond K Ranch CSA -
Follows organic practices,
Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, sleigh rides, bonfires, bonfires
and smores, free hot coffee, free hot chocolate, free hot cider, Fresh
eggs, farm animals
Moulton Reservoir, Butte, MT 59701. Phone: (406) 490-8554. Email: email@example.com. Open: Available Monday to Saturday by appointment only; Call for appointment. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We follow organic practices, but are not seeking certification. Payment: Cash, Check. We welcome visitors, so please call and make an appointment to come visit us. We ask that you call first so we can make sure to be here when you come!.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: and other varieties (call!).
(ADDED: January 27, 2011)
- Beartooth Wagon & Sleigh Rides -
sleigh rides (no trees for sale)
PO Box 63, Red Lodge, MT 59068. Phone: 406-446-2179 or 406-425-0152. Directions: Beartooth Wagon and Sleigh Rides is located on the north end of Red Lodge. Located 2 blocks off of Highway 212. Street address is 2nd Street North. Watch for Beartooth Wagon & Sleigh Ride signs.Open year around. We do wagon rides in Spring, Summer and Fall, with sleigh rides in the winter. We do chuck wagons rides in the Spring, Summer and Fall. We also do chili, hot chocolate and french bread after a nice sleigh ride, and this is served around a bonfire. We make your fun good and Western. We have 2 fine buggies that we use for weddings and special occasions. All this is done with beautiful draft horses, large and small. Large and small groups are welcome by reservation. Our company has been in business for 10 years and we are fully insured. We are nestled at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains and 60 miles from Yellowstone Park. For further information call; (406)446-2179. Please leave a message and we will return your call.
- Rainbow Carriage Services, Inc. -
sleigh rides (no trees for sale)
651 Steel Bridge Road, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: 406-755-9801 or 406-257-3347. Directions: Upon reaching your destination in Kalispell, please call Alan Quimby at 406-755-9801 and he will escort you to the area of wagon train departing point. At Rainbow Carriage Services, Inc., the spring brings the first wagon train tours for the summer, extending on into September. The wagon train route includes semi wooded areas, rivers, streams, and majestic Rocky Mountain view. The wagon train tours offers two types of tours: one that offers a quiet time to enjoy the outdoors and the soothing crackling fire in the evenings, the other is a more custom tour which offers entertainment in the evenings such as cowboy poetry and songs. All meals are cooked in the wide open spaces and consumed around the camp fire as did the early pioneers. Sleep in conventional dome tents. Travel either in the wagon or on horseback as an outrider. The wagon trip takes you up high along a mountain side where you can look into ‘onto the Rocky Mountains' and see the ‘height, breadth and grandeur' of this natural wonder. Then it drops down into the meadows and follows along the Flathead River. The camps are situated along this pristine river. For further information call 755-9801.
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