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Where to cut your own Christmas tree

Christmas tree farms are open in the Sierra foothills for the annual tree-cutting tradition. Bee file photo, 2004.
Christmas tree farms are open in the Sierra foothills for the annual tree-cutting tradition. Bee file photo, 2004. Sacramento Bee file photo

See the 2015 guide to where to cut your Christmas tree in the greater Sacramento region.

Looking for the perfect Christmas tree? Sierra foothill tree farms, mostly small-scale family operations, are open for the annual tradition if you’re looking to cut your own tree or just get out for a drive and a cup of hot cider. Here’s a list of tree farms in the Sacramento region, with hours, locations and extras.

EL DORADO COUNTY

Apple Country Christmas Trees

White fir, Douglas fir, Scotch pine, sequoia, silver tip, incense cedar. Apples, cider, walnuts, apple pies, picnic tables, easy walking trails. 2721 Mace Road, Camino. Hours: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Dec. 23. (530) 644-2475; www.applecountrychristmastrees.com.

Ardencaple Forest Christmas Tree Farm

Douglas fir, white fir, incense cedar. Tall trees available. Candy canes, picnic tables. 2580 Andler Road, Placerville. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. (530) 626-3822; ardencaple.tripod.com.

Barkley Ranch Tree Farm

White fir. 2836 Barkley Road, Camino. Hours: 9 a.m.-dark Saturday-Sunday. (530) 333-3480.

Boa Vista Orchards

White fir. 2952 Carson Road, Placerville. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (530) 622-5522; www.boavista.com.

Carson Ridge Evergreens

White fir, Douglas fir, silver tip, Nordmann, silver fir. Fresh wreaths, candy canes, paved walkway. Cash/check only. 3041 Carson Road, Placerville. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (530) 644-1490; www.carsonridgeevergreens.com.

Cedar Ravine Tree Farm

White fir, Douglas fir, cedar, pine. 5240 Cedar Ravine, Placerville. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. (530) 622-3546; GShoennau@aol.com.

Crystal Creek Tree Farm

White fir, Douglas fir, silver tip, Scotch pine, blue spruce, noble fir. Wood setting, candy canes, wreaths. Cash/check only. 2019 Cable Road, Camino. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-dusk daily through Dec. 24. (530) 644-4647; www.caminotrees.com.

Davis Christmas Tree Farm

White fir, Douglas fir, noble fir, sequoia, cedar. Wreaths. 7600 Fairplay Road, Fairplay. Hours: 9 a.m.-dusk Saturday-Sunday. (530) 413-8733; www.davisvinesandpines.com.

Deer Park Ranch Christmas Trees

Douglas fir. Free coffee, juice, candy canes and cookies. Warm barn and picnic area. 3201 Sand Ridge Court, El Dorado. Hours: Dawn to dusk daily. (530) 620-3886; www.deerparkranch.net.

Deutsch’s Union Mine Pines

Douglas fir, Monterey pine, Scotch pine, cedar. 7349 Union Mine Road, El Dorado. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. (530) 620-4888; www.chooseandcut.com/unionmine.html.

Figor Tree Farm

White fir, Douglas fir, sequoia. 3160 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. (530) 621-1770.

Harris Tree Farm

White fir, Douglas fir, silver tip, cedar, noble fir, pine. Natural wood picnic area, apples, cider, apple pies, jam, wreaths. 2640 Blair Road, Pollock Pines. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. (530) 644-2194; www.harristreefarm.com.

Hidden Canyon Tree Farm

White fir, Douglas fir, silver tip, sequoia, cedar. Firewood. 3500 Newton Road, Placerville. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. (530) 622-6760.

High Sierra Iris and Wedding Gardens

Noble fir, silver fir, Fraser fir, white fir, swift silver. 3170 Hassler Road, Camino. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. (530) 642-1222. www.weddingsnflowers.com.

Hillside Tree Farm

Nordmann fir, noble fir, Fraser fir, white fir. 2881 N. Canyon Road, Camino. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. (530) 621-2053; www.hillsidetreefarm.com.

Indian Rock Tree Farm

White fir, Douglas fir, silver tip, cedar, pine. Picnicking, wreaths, gift shop, catch and release fly fishing. 3800 N. Canyon Road, Camino. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-dusk daily. (530) 622-4087; www.indianrocktreefarm.com.

Jim and Mary’s Tree Farm

Douglas fir, Scotch pine, incense cedar. 935 Woodridge Road, Placerville. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. (530) 626-4603; www.jimandmarystreefarm.com.

Kenny, Harry and Heidi’s Tree Farm

Douglas fir, white fir, Colorado blue spruce. Kids life-size toy wooden train, picnic area, pond, free candy canes, coffee, hot chocolate. 5987 Happy Trails Lane, Garden Valley. Hours: 9 a.m.-dusk weekends. (530) 333-4936; kboucher7@sbcglobal.net.

Levi’s Tree Farm

Douglas fir, white fir, red fir. 3621 Carson Road, Camino. Hours: 9 a.m.-dusk Thursday-Saturday, noon-dusk Sunday. (530) 391-9019; www.levistrees.com.

McGee’s Christmas Tree Farm

Silver tip, noble fir, Douglas fir, white fir, Canaan, swift silver. Free greenery, candy canes, fresh precut trees and wreaths. 3131 Carson Road, Placerville. Hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-dusk Saturday-Sunday. (530) 644-4731; www.mcgeechristmastreefarm.com.

O’Hallorans Apple Trail Ranch

Silver tip, white fir. Apples, apple juice, pears, picnic area, nature trail. 2261 Cable Road, Camino. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. (530) 644-3389; www.ohalloranranch.com.

Omo Ranch Tree Farm

White fir, Douglas fir, red fir and assorted varieties. Barbecue and picnic sites. 7975 Slug Gulch Road, Omo Ranch. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. (530) 620-2002.

Poverty Hill Tree Farm

Colorado blue spruce, Norway spruce, Douglas fir, white fir, sequoia. 1010 Poverty Hill Drive, Placerville. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday. (530) 622-6766; www.chooseandcut.com/poverty_hill.

Prenderosa Tree Farm

Douglas fir, white fir, Scotch pine, spruce, cedar, sequoia; precut Oregon noble, Nordmann fir, grand fir. Wreaths and decorations also available. 5301 Highway 49, El Dorado. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (530) 626-1951; www.prenderosa.com.

Roberts Tree Farms

2561 Mace Road, Camino: Douglas fir, white fir, silver tip, Scotch pine, cedar. 5645 Gilmore Road, Pollock Pines. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. (530) 644-2831; jamesproberts@sbcglobal.net.

Sierra Magnifica Christmas Tree Farm

Silver tip, noble fir, white fir, Douglas fir, swift silver. 2500 Hassler Road, Placerville. Hours: 9 a.m.-dusk Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (530) 622-0203; www.sierramagnificatrees.com.

Silver Forest Tree Farm

White fir, red fir, Douglas fir, Scotch pine. 4041 Rontree Lane, Somerset. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. (530) 620-6261.

Silverthorn Meadows

Silver tip, white fir, noble fir. 3099 N. Canyon Road, Camino. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (530) 621-2379.

Smarts Christmas Tree Farm

Silver tip, noble fir, white fir, Douglas fir. 4401 Pony Express Trail, Camino. Hours: 11 a.m.-dusk Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-dusk Saturday-Sunday. (530) 644-0829; www.smartschristmastrees.com.

Sundance Tree Farm

Douglas fir and Scotch pine. 3541 Sundance Trail, Placerville. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. (530) 622-5636; www.sundancetreefarm.net.

Twin Pines Christmas Tree Farm

Douglas fir, sequoia, white fir, blue spruce, French pine. Mistletoe, holly, pine cones, cuttings, netting also available. 5150 Twin Pines Loop, Georgetown. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. (530) 333-4226; twinpines@wildblue.net.

NEVADA COUNTY

Wolf Mountain

Douglas fir, Scotch pine, precut silver tip. Free cider and popcorn available. 18251 Retrac Way, Grass Valley. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (530) 263-2875.

PLACER COUNTY

Cole’s Christmas Tree Farm

Douglas fir and Sierra redwood. 6540 Highway 193, Newcastle. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. (916) 663-2684.

Little Bear Tree Farm

White fir, silver tip, noble fir. 960 Meadow Road, Alta. Hours: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily. (530) 389-8989; www.littlebeartreefarm.com.

Poppy Lane Christmas Farm

Silver tip, white fir, Douglas fir, noble fir, Nordmann fir, incense cedar. Container trees and Christmas decorations also available. 12110 Poppy Lane, Auburn. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. (530) 906-6988; www.poppylanechristmasfarm.com.

Snowy Peaks Tree Farm

White fir, silver tip, Douglas fir. Wagon rides, tree swing, bonfire, wreaths and complimentary candy canes and hot chocolate. 30100 Foresthill Road, Foresthill. Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 18. (530) 367-3766; www.snowypeaksfarm.com.

Starlight View Christmas Tree Farm

Douglas fir, Sierra redwood, Scotch pine. 2209 Shirland Tract Road, Auburn. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Monday. (530) 885-0489.

Tuma’s Foothill Trees

Scotch pine, incense cedar, redwood, Douglas fir, Arizona cypress. 3845 Buffalo Road, Auburn. Hours: Dawn to dusk daily. (530) 889-1991.

SACRAMENTO COUNTY

Billy’s Farm

Monterey pine, Leyland cypress, Monterey cypress, Arizona cypress, golden cedar, Sierra redwood, Aleppo pine, Scotch pine, bishop pine. Hay rides and wreaths also available. 8430 Dillard Road, Wilton. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Sunday. (916) 687-8354; www.billysfarm.com.

Davis Ranch

Douglas fir, Monterey pine, Sierra redwood, incense cedar, among others. 13211 Jackson Road, Sloughhouse. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. (916) 682-2658; www.davisranchproduce.com.

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