Q: When are the farms open?
A: Our Christmas tree season starts the day after Thanksgiving and runs until at least the middle of December.
Q: Are you open when it rains?
A: Yes. Call for information if you have any questions, 831-722-0819.
Q: What else is for sale besides choose-and-cut trees?
A: We also sell pre-cut noble firs as well as wreaths, holly, and mistletoe. For florists and others who do flower arranging, we sell evergreen boughs, oak boughs, toyon, and manzanita year-round; call 831-722-0819 for information.
Q: What other services do you offer?
A: Tree netting is available for a small additional fee.
Q: What methods of payment do you accept?
A: We accept cash or checks only. We are hoping to accept credit or debit cards in the future. The closest ATMs are available at the Prunedale Shopping Center, several miles from the farm next to Highway 101 and San Miguel Canyon.
Q: What should we bring with us?
A: We have saws available, but you can bring your own if you prefer. You will want to wear sturdy walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. We have picnic tables available if you’d like to bring a lunch or snacks with you and enjoy the farm a little longer.
Q: Can we bring our dog?
A: Friendly dogs on a leash are welcome to accompany you on your tree hunt.
Q: Can I use a chainsaw?
A: We do not allow chainsaws. If you need help cutting a tree, please contact a sales representative. We will find someone to assist you.
Q: I only want a small tree. Does it cost less?
A: Our trees are priced by the specie, any size. We do this to discourage the cutting of small trees as trees grow slowly when small. We feel that pricing by the foot does not accurately reflect the time spent growing. Since most of our demand is for larger trees, we like to keep as many small ones, growing to be taller ones, as possible. If you want a smaller tree, then it is okay to cut one. Please be prepared to pay the full price though.
Q: I want a tree as cheap as possible. Is there any way to get a discount?
A: Usually, we offer some trees that are tagged at bargain prices. These trees maybe one-sided, sparse, growing too close to another tree or need to be removed for some other reason.
Q: Where do I cut the tree?
A: We prefer that you leave a few branches on the bottom, as another tree will grow up from the stump. However, if leaving branches will detract from the beauty of the tree, then go ahead and cut it as low to the ground as possible. You can also cut a tree high above the ground and leave a high stump. Sometimes a 12-foot tree is only nice looking from the top 6 feet. You are welcome to cut it at that level or any place you choose.
Q: Do you have tall trees for my high ceiling?
A: We are an old established farm. We have many tall firs, pines, cedars and spruces that are 10 or even 20 feet tall.
Q: Is there anything that I should be careful about on your farm?
A: Yes, our farms are on hillsides. Please be careful not to trip over small trees, stumps, holes and other obstacles. Also, be careful of the poison oak that grows naturally in the oak forests and creeps near the tree patches occasionally. Wild animals, such as deer and skunks, also roam our farms. Fortunately, they tend to stay away during the hectic tree season, but it’s important to respect these animals and give them distance if seen. Numerous insects also inhabit our farms from spiders to yellow jackets, although we diligently exterminate stinging insects whenever they are found. Always be careful with the saws, especially when you have children. They cut a finger much easier than a tree.