Northern California Cut Your Own Tree Farms (Northern CA)

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One of the best times to live in the foothills outside Sacramento, CA is during the holiday season.  It’s icy cold outside and seems like we are in the mountains and there are tree farms everywhere.  Tree farms can be found in many counties in the area and we are fortunate enough to have some less than 30 minutes away.  Since we were away for the break last week we are going to cut down our tree this weekend.

We wanted to share a comprehensive list of where to cut down your own Christmas tree in Northern California.  The tree farms listed are open this 2015 season.  If you have a favorite to share we would love to hear more about it.  Comment and tell us your favorite tree farm or tradition.

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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; 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.

Burnett Secret Ravine Farm

Silver Tip, White Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce; warming fire, Christmas crafts and items. 2740 Mace Road, Camino. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 530-303-3875.

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; 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.

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; 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; 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;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; chooseandcut.com/unionmine.html.

El Dorado Tree Farm

Noble Fir, Nordmann, Turkish Fir, train rides, coffee. 2888 North Canyon Rd., Camino. Hours: Saturday-Sunday until sold out. 530-621-2053. www.eldoradoorchards.com

Figor Tree Farm

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

Frosty Fir Christmas Tree Farm

White Fir, Doug fir, silver tip, blue spruce, sequoia, cedars. Fresh wreaths, cider, greenery, cones, crafts, persimmons, preserves. 2240 Frosty Fir Drive, Placerville.

Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 530-622-7538. facebook.com

Hangtown Kid Apple Orchard

White fir, silver tip (red fir). Persimmnos, chestnuts, free candy canes. 2598 Mace Rd., Camino. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sunday, Dec. 13.

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; 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 through Thursday, Dec. 24. 530-622-4087; 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; 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.

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; 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;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; 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;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.

Roberts Tree Farms – Camino

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 through Thursday, Dec. 24. 530-644-2831.

Roberts Tree Farms – Pollock Pines

Douglas fir, white fir, Scotch pine, Cedar. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through Thursday, Dec. 24. 530-644-2831

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;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;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.

NEVADA COUNTY

Wolf Mountain

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

PLACER COUNTY

Little Bear Tree Farm

White fir, silver tip. Gift shop, cocoa, coffee, cider, cookies, fudge. 960 Meadow Road, Alta. Hours: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily. 530-389-8989; www.littlebeartreefarm.com.

Pine Valley Ranch

Noble fir, Douglas fir, grand fir, Norwegian spruce, Colorado blue spruce, Colorado green spruce. Wreaths, oranges, cider, hot chocolate, hotdogs for cooking on outside fire, gift shop, nature walk, garden and pond. 10680 Kemper Road, Auburn. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Thursday, Dec. 24. 530-885-3005

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; 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; 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; cut-your-own only. 3845 Buffalo Road, Auburn. Hours: Dawn to dusk daily. 530-713-5281 or 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 through Sunday, Dec. 20. 916- 687-8354; 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; davisranchproduce.com.

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Don’t forget there are many wineries to explore in the foothills.  See a list of some of them here.  Apple farms are open in the area too.  Read our guide to our favorites.  List courtesy of the Sacramento Bee