"In Search of the Perfect Christmas Tree" - Life in Kitsap County WA

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Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty West Sound WA State 52404

One of our family's annual Holiday traditions is venturing out the weekend after Thanksgiving, and cutting down our Yuletide Christmas Tree.familytree.JPG

christmas-tree.gifIn addition to the usual multitude of 'pre-cut' tree lots, there are a number of excellent 'live' tree farms located throughout Kitsap County WA.

Our first year here, we purchased a 'pre-cut' tree from Olmstead's Christmas Trees here in Silverdale WA. They were close and convenient, just down the street from Clear Creek Elementary on Sunde Road.

For the proceeding couple of years, we went out to Kuney's Christmas Trees, on Pioneer Road out in Seabeck WA. For a flat fee, you can select any tree on their property, regardless of size. Definitely a good bargain!

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The last 3 years, we've cut out trees out at Hubert's Noble Ridge Christmas Tree Farm, off Seabeck Hwy. in Bremerton WA. Although somewhat pricey, compared to other area lots, they have a wide selection of numerous evergreen varieties, including Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Shasta Fir, Western White Pine, and Southwest Alpine. They also offer the "Noble House," a fun place to snuggle up next to a cozy fire and enjoy a cup of hot cider.

Our local newspaper, the Kitsap Sun, recently published a fairly comprehensive list of Christmas Tree farms throughout the West Sound area. Go HERE to access the list.

Another great National resource directory for finding Christmas Tree Farms throughout the US is www.PickYourOwnChristmasTree.org

For more local information concerning Kitsap County WA and the greater Western Puget Sound, go to:

www.KitsapLife.com or www.SoundBiteBlog.com

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Rich Jacobson is a District Director for Fathom Realty and a licensed REALTOR®; an avid Crab Hunter, Clam Digger, and Oyster Shucker, He is the Social Media Evangelist for Life on the Kitsap Peninsula & The Western Puget Sound in scenic WA State.

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Lysa Napolitano
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Rich, What fun! I remember snowy days and cutting our own tree down. Great photos! (I see you got your Santa hat back out!)
Dec 03, 2007 03:27 AM #1
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What a great list of local information for you to offer.  We are past the stage of cutting down our own tree as we are too "OLD" to do that.  However, those are sure some great memories.  Love the family pictures!
Dec 03, 2007 03:41 AM #2
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Ryan Martin
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Rich - I grew up on the Peninsula near Port Hadlock. We used to go up to a place called Bon Jon to cut our Christmas tree. It was a lot of fun, but too much work. It looks like your family had a great time. Happy Holidays.
Dec 03, 2007 04:26 AM #3
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Excellent local content Rich!  Way to go....mind if I steal your idea?
Dec 03, 2007 04:40 AM #4
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Did you already put up your tree?
Dec 03, 2007 07:38 AM #5
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Elaine Hanson
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I'm so jealous! This L.A. girl has never cut down her own tree!  Our ritual of taking the family to Home Depot just doesn't measure up.  I bet you guys have hot cocoa involved -- sounds like so much fun.  Really good resource for your area.
Dec 03, 2007 01:26 PM #6
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Gary Bolen
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We're still real tree people. there's lots of discussion around the office about fake trees, but we just can't seem to get behind that. Something about the smell... Ours goes up by mid month, and we're always look forward to it. 

Wrote something today, and something for tomorrow. Still focused much elsewhere though.

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Dec 03, 2007 01:55 PM #7
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Larry Hammelman
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Rich, this really takes me back to when my kids were young, and we would go over th the tree farm so they could pick out our tree. Thanks for the memory!!  
Dec 03, 2007 06:08 PM #8
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Rich, we use to cut our tree every year in Michigan when the kids were little, it was so much fun. The Christmas Tree farm gave out an ornament every year and it is a great memory for our family. Thanks for sharing, I miss those days, but not enough to go do it by myself !! LOL
Dec 03, 2007 07:59 PM #9
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Jon Mitchell
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Hey Rich!  I remember going out and cutting our own tree ONE time when I was a kid.  California has probably ruled that cruel and unusual foliage punishment by now...  It is a pretty liberal state.  Anyhoo, looks like a blast!  I am going to Target today to pick one out of a pile of pre-cut trees.  Just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?
Dec 05, 2007 06:06 AM #10
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Jonathan - hey, you do what you can, right? I'm surprised the tree huggers up our way haven't launched a "Save the Trees!" campaign. Have a really great Christmas Holidays!
Dec 05, 2007 07:02 AM #11
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Sally - yep, the tree went up the 1st of December!
Dec 05, 2007 07:03 AM #12
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Missy - I'd gladly come out and help you cut one down! Hope you have a warm & meaninful Christmas celebration!
Dec 05, 2007 07:04 AM #13
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