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CCE Lewis Provides Information on Christmas Tree Farms in Lewis County


Published: November 20, 2021 at 03:00 p.m

By: Press Release from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County




Christmas Tree Growers in Lewis County


The holiday season is upon us. Christmas carols, lights, snow, horse sleigh rides and real farm fresh Christmas trees! There’s nothing that says Christmas like a real tree!


According to the Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York (CTFANY) taking care of a cut Christmas tree is not as hard as you may think. Who can’t resist the smell of real Balsam and Frasier Fir pine needles?


After spending the day picking out the “perfect” tree with the whole family, remember to take it home and cut at least a ¼ inch piece off the bottom of the trunk. Place the tree in warm water as soon as possible and then you can use cold water after the initial drink. Do not allow the water to dry up or this will cause the needles to fall early. Believe it or not, a tree will drink at least one gallon of water the first 24 hours inside and a pint or more every day.


To prevent a fire hazard, place the tree away from heat vents, fireplaces, or direct sunlight. Also, it is important to use only UL approved lights and to provide a surge protector extension cord because you do not want to overload the circuits. As nice as it may seem, never use candles or any other flame-type decorations. Lastly, remember to turn off the tree lights when you are not home or going to bed.


So, enjoy the Christmas tradition with family and friends with decorating and creating magical memories. For those that do not have a real Christmas tree, remember tree farms produce scenic green belts that create wildlife habitats, clean the air, and produce oxygen, making for a healthier planet. If you see a Christmas tree farmer, thank them for a better world!


Here are some local Christmas tree farms in Lewis County where you can cut your own tree or buy a tree. Happy Holidays!


Evergreen View Farm

Nafziger Family

6102 State Route 26 (Martinsburg)



Facebook: Evergreen View Farm

Instagram: @evergreenviewfarm

Pre-cut Christmas trees only this season: Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Canaan Fir.

Tree price will depend on tree height.

Old Red Barn will be open with Cocoa bar and children’s activities.

Holiday Gift shop: Goat products; goat milk soaps, lotions, body scrubs, wreaths, kissing balls, centerpieces.

U-Cut tree fields are closed for season 2021.

Open weekend Sat/Sun November 20-21 from 10am – 4pm.

Open Fri/Sat/Sun November 26-28 from 10am – 4pm

Open Daily November 29 – December 23.

Mon-Fri from 1pm – 4p, Weekends 10am – 4pm.



Oram Firriers

Ray and Sharon Oram

634 Mowers Road (West Leyden)


U-cut and Pre-cut Balsam Fir Christmas trees and wreaths

Open Nov. 27- Dec. 19, Saturday Only 10am-dusk


Simmons Farm

Shari Simmons

10180 State Route 12 (Copenhagen)



Facebook: Simmons farm

Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Canaan Fir and Fraser Fir Christmas trees, precut and U-cut

Fresh Made Wreaths and gift shop

Open daily 9am.


Nellenback Christmas Trees

Jeff Nellenback

4479 Mud Lake Rd (West Leyden)


Balsam Fir and Frazer Fir Christmas trees: Precut and U-cut.

Open Nov. 20 – Dec. 24. Open daily.


Kelley’s Tree Farm

Terry and Ellen Kelley

10711 State Route 812 (Croghan)



Balsam and Fraser Fir Christmas trees. U-cut, Pre-cut.

Open Nov. 19-Dec. 24. Open 9am-5pm daily, 9am-4pm Sun. Sales from house.


Please wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and social distance due to COVID-19. Buying a farm fresh tree helps to sustain agriculture in Lewis County by supporting the local farmers.


More information can be found at www.christmastreesny.org If you have any questions please call the Lewis County Cooperative Extension office at 315-376-5270.









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