The celebration of Christmas with a real tree has been a tradition for over 400 years. At one time, all Christmas trees were cut from natural stands (or out of the forest). These wild trees looked nothing like today's professionally grown and sheared trees. Today Christmas trees are plantation grown. Matthes Tree Farm is a "choose and cut" farm where you can come and cut down your tree, as well as select one from our pre-cut lot.
To make your tradition more memorable and pleasant, we’d like to offer a few helpful hints when selecting a tree.
Know the size of the room that you are displaying your tree in. Select a tree that's the appropriate size. Don't forget to include space for the tree stand and tree topper!
If you're looking for a particular size of tree?
Wide trees include Douglas Fir, Scotch Pine and Blue Spruce
Narrow trees include Fraser Fir and Canaan Fir
What is the length of time the tree will be displayed?
A short time (3 weeks or less) - all varieties Norway Spruce are attractive but needle retention is only two to three weeks
A longer period (up to 6 weeks) - Scotch Pine, Fraser Fir and White Pine
Also, anytime you cut a tree and not set it up the same day should be recut
How much decoration will be used?
The more decorations that are used, the stronger the branches need to be, so we recommend purchasing a Blue Spruce or Frasier Fir.
Wear the right clothing for your day on the tree farm. As a cut your own tree farm, you'll be happier if you bring your warm coat, boots, hat and gloves. Don't forget to bring your camera along.
We would prefer you leave you pets at home.
Feel free to bring your own hand saw, or just use one of ours. But please for the safety of others, no chains saws.