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After Christmas, click here to find how how and where to easily recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree! And to recycle used, broken or old Christmas lights and electronics See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights

When should you take the Christmas tree, lights and decorations down? See this page for traditions and standards.

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My Christmas Tree guide has photos and descriptions of more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart!

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Tips:

  • If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website or Facebook page. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
  • ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO - many farms have closed in the past year, and of course, we won't know until the season starts and we find they aren't open! Call 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, email or find current information on their website or Facebook page!
  • And please tell the farmer you visit in Northwest 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!

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Updates for June 2024

June 2024:

After Christmas, click here to find how how and where to easily recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree! And to recycle used, broken or old Christmas lights and electronics See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights

When should you take the Christmas tree, lights and decorations down? See this page for traditions and standards

In March, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt - (www.EasterEggHuntsAndEasterEvents.org) . It's the ONLY website that is updated every Easter for all Easter Egg hunts in the U.S.

Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Flathead County

  • Christmas Trees U CUT Farm - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Blue spruce & fir.,
    2930 Rufenach Lane, Kalispell, MT 59901. Phone: (480) 980-3278. Email: [email protected]. Open: from the day after Thanksgiving, then every Friday Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4:30pm until Christmas, Please call for appointment during the week at 480-980-3278 or 406-253-4856. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. U-CUT CHRISTMAS TREES: Blue spruce & fir. Price (2021) 5ft to 9ft tall/$7.00 PER FOOT, 10ft &11ft tall/$10.00 PER FOOT, 12ft and taller price: $225+ ask for pricing.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Scotch Pine, some Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Grand Fir, Noble Fir,
  • Santa's treeland - Precut Christmas trees
    Super 1 foods, Kalispell, MT. Open: 9 am to 8 pm. They also sponsor Coats for kids so if you have any old coats, gloves, snow pants, boots or hats please bring them in.

Glacier County

Lake County

  • D & M Christmas Trees and firewood sales - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees,
    205 Bear Track Lane, St. Ignatius, MT 59865. Phone: 406-824-8383. Email: [email protected]. Open: From Black Friday, then that Saturdays and Sundays and the next weekend only, hours are 9 am to 4 pm;  by appointment only if any trees available after that; firewood all year round. Directions: St. Ignatius, mt close to the catholic church. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, only. fresh cut alpines doug, grand fir and split firewood delivery available holiday spirit in local news paper.
    Christmas tree varieties:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Scotch Pine, White Spruce, and other varieties (call!).
    You Choose and We cut varieties: and other varieties (call!).
    PreCut varieties: Afghan Pine, Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir, Lodgepole Pine, Noble Fir, Ponderosa Pine, White Fir (Concolor Fir), White Pine, White Spruce, and other varieties (call!).

Lincoln County

Mineral County

Missoula County

  • Benson's Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    3330 South 3rd Street, Missoula, MT 59801. Phone: 760-322-8688. Alternate phone: 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 protected]. Open: We will be open Saturday November 26 to December 18; Only open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 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:
    You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    You Choose and We cut varieties: Fraser Fir.
    PreCut varieties: Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir, Grand Fir.

Sanders County

  • The Liberty Trees -
    P.O. Box 23, Dixon, MT 59831. Phone: 406-370-5479. Phone: 760-341-0655. Phone: 406-246-3253. Email: [email protected] . Does anyone have more information, like a phone or email address? If so, please write me!
  • Tuscor Ranch Trees - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    452 Martin Creek Road, Trout Creek, MT 59874. Phone: 406-827-3984. Alternate phone: 406-827-8733. Fax: 406) 827-0336. Directions: Trout Creek, Montana. 6 miles out Marten Creek Road. Open: 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday.
    Christmas Tree Varieties:
    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.

 

Cut Your Own Tree in a National Forest in Montana

  • Cut your own tree from a Montana National Forest (with a permit!): Christmas tree permits become available usually in November. Trees cut with these permits must be less than the specified height for each forest (see below). Permits may be available through some commercial outlets. Information regarding other applicable regulations are available at any district office. (Guide to Christmas Tree Cutting) The permits are typically $5, but in 2021, they are free (with a $2.50 transaction fee) (valid for up to 3 trees),

    There is now a centralized place online to buy a Christmas tree permit in a national forest in any state that has a forest that allows it; see this page on Recreation.gov.

    Key Points to remember about cutting a Christmas tree in a National Forest

    Up to three Christmas tree permits are allowed per family.

    Display your permit on the dashboard of your vehicle when harvesting the tree(s). You must carry the permit with you and attach it to the tree during transportation.

    Permits are good for all National Forests in Montana

    You can cut anywhere on Forest Service or BLM lands, except you may not cut trees from plantations, Wilderness Areas, Recreation Areas, or within developed recreation areas, campgrounds,

    Do not cut the tops off trees and do not cut down trees taller than 12 feet.

    Cut the tree close to the ground: The stump you leave must be no more than 5 five inches tall

    You may not cut a tree within 200 feet of a road or within 150 feet of water, which includes riparian areas (creeks or streams)

     Bring you own saws and equipment you'll need to cut the tree,

    You may want to bring a sled to carry the tree to your vehicle, and of course, rope, netting, tarp, etc to tie down the tree to your car or truck.

NW Montana

  • Flathead National Forest - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    Flathead National Forest, Kalispell, MT Directions: up north, close to Glacier National Park. Get the permits here: Flathead National Forest Christmas Tree Permit. Christmas tree permits go on sale on in mid-October. They are free in 2021 (with a $2.50 transaction fee for an on-line purchase)
  • Kootenai National Forest - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    Libby, MT, Open: Click here to get your Kootenai National Forest Christmas Tree Permit.
  • Lolo National Forest, - Christmas trees-you choose and you cut,
    Missoula, MT. Open: Do not cut trees in the following areas: Blue Mountain Recreation Area or the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. Here's where to get the permits:
    Online: Recreation.gov Lolo National Forest Christmas Tree Permits. They are free in 2021 (with a $2.50 transaction fee for an on-line purchase) It is important to carefully read the overview and need-to-know information prior to purchasing the permit. Users will need to set up a Recreation.gov account to complete the process.
    Visit a Ranger Station: All Lolo National Forest offices will offer FREE Christmas tree permits, maps, and cutting information available for pick-up outside office doors. Please call ahead so staff can ensure permits are ready for collection.

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