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Buy Local: 3 area Christmas tree farms open for business

As a child, I can remember the excitement of going with my younger sister and dad to choose our family Christmas Tree. Dad always knew the best spots. He’d bundle us up, sing Christmas carols along the way, and then we’d set out for a wilderness adventure to choose a tree. Buying your Christmas tree from an area farm remains as a favorite holiday tradition. Though now, Dad now prefers to ball and burlap over the saw. He plants the trees in his yard after the holidays are over and they rekindle memories for years to come.

Buying a real tree is a great way to shop local and support area farmers. Plus, the adventure makes for some pretty memorable photo ops and the live tree makes your home smell amazing. Here are three area Christmas tree farms located less than an hour from Lynchburg:

1| Blackjack Farm in Shelbyville – Located along Highway 231, families can choose and cut their own trees or they also sell pre-cut trees. They will be open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Christmas Eve. Click here for more details.

2| Wildwood Christmas Tree Farm in Woodbury – This family-owned farm in Cannon County offers cut-your-own White Pine, Canadian Hemlock, and Colorado Blue Spruce. They also sell pre-cut Fraser Fir trees and live wreaths. There’s a cool gift shop on site and they offer kid’s activities on most days. They’re located at 286 La Paloma Road and open Sunday through Friday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through December 14. Click here for more details.

3| Lake Womack Nursery in Morrison – This nursery is officially located on the McMinnville Highway but they’ve set up their Christmas tree lot at 505 West Road in Morrison near their home. They’ll offer White Pine and Norway Spruce trees starting at just $20 and they are open Monday through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, click here.

Cut-your-own lots usually provide saws and most will cut the tree for you (sometimes for a small fee). Most also wrap and tie your tree but it’s best to bring twine and other supplies just in case. And always remember to shake your trees before bringing them inside to “free” any critters who might have been making a home there.

For other location in Tennessee that sell live Christmas trees check out the Pick Tennessee Products Christmas Tree page website or the Tennessee Christmas Trees Growers Organization site. •

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