There are literally hundreds of Tree Farms around Portland Oregon, some of them are u-cut and others have already cut trees for purchase. Many families visit tree farms for the other activities available, not just the tree cutting. There are several farms that provide hayrides out to cut that special tree for this year’s holiday and then there is the need to begin a family tradition. Here are a few Farms where the family can enjoy Christmas activities.
12989 Howell Prairie Rd. NE
Gervais, Oregon 97026
Bauman’s Farm is famous for it’s Halloween activities and Christmas activities. When visiting this wonderland of events the family can enjoy visiting the animal/petting barn, the Hayride, and many other events. There is a snack bar and gift store the family can shop for those special Christmas gifts of jellies and jams or breads, flower arrangements, wreaths and even have lunch while shopping. Listen to the sounds f local choirs from schools and churches in the area. Bauman’s Farm donates the money taken in on shipped packages to the local choir that is performing on that day, sharing the wealth of the season. Here at Bauman’s Farm you can either choose to Cut your own tree or purchase a pre-cut tree. There is an open house this year on December 5th and 6th from 9am to 8 pm Friday and 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday.
DUTCHER’S TREE FARM
33755 S.E. Compton Rd
Boring, Oregon 97009
This quaint farm allows you to choose and cut the family tree, they provide flocking, and bale your tree for transport home. The family will find wonderful wreaths, candle arrangements for the Christmas dinner table and decorations. This tree farm is packed with Douglas fir and Grand fir trees for the holiday season.
CHRISTMAS TREES FOR CHILD ADOCATES
6401 S.W. Meridian Way
Tualatin, Oregon 97062
This local tree farm not only has u-cut and pre-cut trees but the money earned from all tree sales will benefit Child Advocates, the court appointed special advocate program located in Clackamas County. Trees available are Douglas fir and Noble Fir.
One thing that most people notice in the Metro Portland area is literally hundreds of Christmas tree sales points throughout the city. Boy Scout Troops and many other kinds of organizations usually run these. If a family truly is n need of a Christmas tree and unable to purchase one or pay to cut one then waiting till Christmas Eve to pick your tree and decorate it is an option. Most tree sales lots close early on Christmas eve leaving the remaining trees that went unsold on the lot open for you to pick up and take home. They discard these trees by the hundreds in metro Portland.
Also a family in need can go to the local neighborhood church which will usually provide families with trees and food boxes for the holidays. Economic times are difficult this year and many families will experience many losses this holiday season. Most will have never felt the financial bite, as they will this year. One word of advice is to ask for help if you are in need. The organizations that sell these trees are usually the sort of organization that helps others in times of need.