Cutting your own Christmas tree

Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors

Cutting your own Christmas tree is a fun holiday activity. You can find Christmas trees at New Jersey tree farms from our list below. But make sure you do it right so you don't wind up feeling "Grinchy"! Tips Below.

Tips for cutting down your Christmas tree from tree farms around New Jersey:

First, don't just head out into the woods and make like Paul Bunyan - that's illegal. A local New Jersey tree farm will have much nicer, fuller Christmas trees due to the pruning and care they receive over the years.

Go early. Waiting until the night before Christmas to get your tree may leave you trekking across lots of empty spaces filled with the "ghosts of trees past" in New Jersey tree farms.

Bring a handsaw (some farms will loan you one). Chainsaws and axes are usually not allowed at most New Jersey tree farms. You'll want to cut it as close to the ground as possible, in order to have enough trunk to give it a second cut when you get home. The second cut allows the Christmas tree to soak up water, THE key to keeping your tree fresh through the holidays.

Most Christmas tree farms around New Jersey will put mesh around your tree; leave it on until you're ready to set it up at home.

When you get the tree home, tap it on the driveway to shake off the loose needles from the tree, then give it a second cut and set it in a bucket of water. Once its in the house, keep the temperature a little lower, around 65 degrees or so. This will keep your freshly cut New Jersey Christmas tree looking and smelling fresh throughout the parties, presents and holiday fun.

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Comments (6)

Lori Cofer
Beasley Realty - Moscow, ID
REALTOR, Moscow Idaho Real Estate


I remember doing this when my boys were really really was a great experience...I can still smell the fresh cut pine in my memories...

Dec 14, 2009 02:45 AM
Nicholas Goraczkowski
Aurora, CO
Your Mortgage Resource - (720) 83-RATES

Great post. I remember going out with my Dad to cut our own tree. Wonderful memories. These days all that I have is a fake one.

Dec 14, 2009 02:45 AM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Frank, I really miss having a live tree. That was always a great family activity when I was growing up.

Dec 14, 2009 10:22 AM
Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ
Weichert Realtors - Warren, NJ
NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors

Thank you Lori, Nicholas and Connie for your reply to my post. Bless you and all on AR. Regards,

Dec 14, 2009 09:16 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is a good post with some good tips. Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays.

Dec 14, 2009 09:29 PM
Jane Nicastro-Disch Warren NJ
Weichert Realtors - Warren, NJ
NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors

Gita, thank you for your reply to my post. Regards,

Dec 14, 2009 09:46 PM

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