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Sonoma County Christmas Tree Farms 2015


Sonoma County Christmas Tree Farms 2015

Cutting a live tree for the holidays has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. When my daughter Aleta was small, my favorite memory was her dressed as a fairy wandering among the trees until she found the one that was willing to die for us. She blessed the tree with her fairy wand, thanked it and we cut it down to bring home. That may have been the tree that lived all the way to Valentines Day. It was a very blessed tree.  Now we carry on the tradition with my granddaughters at a West County tree farm.

Here’s a list of tree farms - another farming tradition in Sonoma County. You might also consider purchasing a live tree from a local nursery (see list below) and some of these tree farms sell live trees, so please ask. If you have room in your yard, you can eventually plant it in the ground or keep it in a large pot to bring inside year after year. If potted, watering and misting throughout the summer is essential since it can’t put down deep tap roots.

Celesta Farms
Choose and cut the perfect Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Scotch Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce or White Fir to decorate! We also have larger pre-cut Noble Firs, and Nordman Firs, handmade wreaths, garland, tabletop trees and mistletoe! Enjoy complimentary home baked cookies, hot chocolate, apple cider, and hot coffee while you hunt for your Christmas tree! We are pet friendly as long as your pet is well behaved and on a leash. We even have treats for our four legged friends! Fri-Sun 9amto 5pm Weekdays by Appointment
3447 Celesta Ct, Sebastopol

Frosty Mountain Tree Farm
On the weekends, enjoy farm animals and an old fashioned hayride around the farm. Spend time browsing through the wide variety of Christmas crafts, ornaments and decorations in our “old red barn!” It is a great way to create family traditions!
3600 Mariola Rd, Sebastopol
Opens Day After Thanksgiving
Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm Weekdays noon to 5pm

Garlock Tree Farm  
Coming to Garlock Tree Farm can involve much more than finding the perfect Christmas tree - bring a picnic lunch, enjoy a complimentary horse-drawn carriage ride, or choose from a variety of kids’ activities such as our candy-cane jump house, petting zoo, Santa visits and pony rides!
Open Fridays noon - 50m, Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm starting Nov 27
275 Bloomfield Rd, Sebastopol 

Grandma Buddy’s Christmas Trees
Hazel and Gilbert first planted this farm with trees in 1982. Both have passed on the greener farms but the tradition is carried on by their children and grandchildren. With their white fence and red roses, this tidy farm stands out as a picturesque ideal.  Open Nov 27 to Dec 23, 9am to 5:30 pm every day8575 Graton Rd, Sebastopol (really Graton)

Graton Fire Department Tree Farm
This fire department uses the proceeds from selling rees to support their fire station. he land for the station was once Del Davis Tree Farm. Open Thurs - Sunday 9am - 5pm starting Nov 27. Pre-Cut Noble and Nordman trees are also offered from sustainably grown tree farms.
3750 CA-116, Sebastopol  (really Graton)

Hill Tree Farm
This is the last year Hill Farm will be open for Chrstmas trees. The family is ready to retire. They have beautifully trimmed trees at very reasonable prices and will net your tree for $1.00. Visit the horses while you are there - EASY to find on the corner of Hwy 12 just West of downtown at the corner of Watertrough Road, Sebastopol Open weekends starting at 10am

Larsen’s Christmas Tree Farms 
In 1918, Hans Larsen bought this piece of property and started a chicken farm much in the same way that many small farmers of the era in Petaluma had done. By 1963, his son Rob new that small chicken farms could no longer sustain their family so he planted Christmas trees. Now their grandson is learnng to tend the farm and the traditon continues.
Open Fri- Sat & Sunday 9am to 5pm starting Nov 27 
391 Marshall Ave, Petaluma

Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm - TWO locations 
We have made a commitment to earth-friendly for humans, but that also supports and promotes the health and well being of our wild and domestic animal residents. That means that we use no pesticides and we recycle trees by chipping them and using the chips as mulch around the farm.
Opens the day after Thanksgiving!
961 Chapman Lane • Petaluma • Mon - Fri 10 to 6, Sat - Sun 9 to 5
241 Liberty Road • Petaluma • Fri, Sat, Sun 9 to 5

Moon Mountain Tree Farm
One of the largest Christmas Tree Farms in Sonoma Valley, located off Highway 12 just north of Fetters Hot Springs, two winding miles up Moon Mountain Road. With more than 10,000 Douglas Fir, White Fir and Noble Fir trees growing on eight of the most picturesque acres in the Sonoma Valley...makes choosing your tree an experience you won’t soon forget. Dog friendly as long as they are on a leash.
1550 Moon Mountain Drive, Sonoma

Reindeer Ridge
Paul and Debbie Garavaglia and with our daughters, Kellie and Jodi, have operated our tree farm since 1985. Debbie’s parents (Bob and Sally Garlock) operated Garlock Tree Farm for over thirty-five years. Every tree is personally tended by hand. Dogs welcome on leash. Santa comes on weekends!
Open 9am - 6pm - Weekends 11am - 6pm - (Closed Wednesdays)
3500 Mariola Rd, Sebastopol

Victorian Christmas Tree Ranch is CLOSED as of October 2015
1220 Gravenstein Hwy N, Sebastopol

Cobb and Middletown Gifting a Tree Project Kathy Blair's Holiday Tree replanting idea for vally Fire victims.
Purchase a tree for a family who has lost everything and who plans to rebuild after the Valley Fire. Some of the nurseries below are part for the Gifting a Tree Program - please ask. And please make sure the tree you choose is native to Lake County and will thrive in that environment. 

Nurersies that sell LIVE TREES:

Cottage Gardens
This is a truly beautiful nirsery. While you are here take a look at the garden art - including their very clever TUFFITS that are colored concrete pillows! Lost of Holiday Gifts you can find here for gardeners!
3995 Emerald Drive (off petaluma Blvd North just west of hwy 101, Petaluma 

Harmony Farm Supply & Nursery
This nursery is a West County favorite. Extremely comprehansive in their product ine - excellent for veggie starts come spring. This is the place to find Wildflower Seeds and the perfect time of year to toss them around now that the soi is wet. During the holidays you may want to look at their garden glove and tool collection for gifts. They also have an extensive book selection and while you are there take a look at the classes they offer throughoutt the year.
4244 Gravenstein hwy/116 North, Sebastopol (but really Graton)

Penngrove Growers Nursery
This nursery propagates their own plants and specializes in native trees and shrubs. Because they propagate locally, their trees are more likely to survive than trees brought in from other locations. They can help you pick Christmas trees that will thrive in your climate area. Not all trees can make it in hot valleys vs. cool coast and shade, etc. Choosing the right tree is essential. It's an investment. Sharon and her staff can help you choose wisely.
9740 Old Redwood Hwy, Penngrove

Prickett's Nurseries - TWO locations
Prickett's has been an east county tradition for decades. Their quality is consistenty high with everything they sell. In 2015 they moved their Santa Rosa store further east to where Hwy 12 narrows to two lanes just before it comes to Oakmont. And they laso surchased Michael Skurton's Healdsburg Nursery just south of Healdsburg at the Healdsburg Ave exit on the west side of Hwy 101. That established nursery has always been above standard qulaity so having Prickett's take over when Michael retired was a perfect fit.
5855 Sonoma Hwy, Santa Rosa 707-539-3030
12950 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg 707-433-4446 

Urban Tree Farm Nursery
Their specialty is trees so you know you'll find the right tree here. Please make sure they know what climate zone you ive in because it DOES matter. And if you are purchasing a tree to get donated to Clear Lake for replanting their forest - make sure they know that the tree wil be living in extremely hot summers without shade for a long time. Conifers can be shade lovers or need shade to get a helthy start in life like they have in natural environments.
3010 Fulton Road, Fulton (west Santa Rosa)