Here’s our list of Christmas tree farms where you can cut your own Christmas tree, plus some of the best local stores for fresh cut trees and other holiday greenery, as well as holiday lights, ornaments, and other seasonal décor.
Choosing a Northwest Christmas Tree
The Pacific Northwest is home to many species of evergreen trees, which come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
The five most common types of Christmas trees are: Douglas fir, Fraser fir, Grand fir, Noble fir, and Scotch pine. Other popular Christmas tree varieties you are likely to find include Balsam Fir, Nordmann and Turkish Firs, Red Fir and White/Concolor Fir, several varieties of Spruce, and White Pine.
Most u-cut tree farms and cut tree outlets listed below offer several of the most common tree varieties and may also offer a few popular tree styles.
If you are looking for a more unusual Christmas tree, use the search tool at NWChristmasTrees.org to find your perfect Christmas tree.
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Cut your Christmas tree in a National Forest
One of the cheapest ways to get a Christmas tree is to cut one yourself in a National Forest. Please be sure to read and agree to all the tips and guidelines.
Note that most trees are accessible only by narrow, unplowed mountain roads. Cutting areas are located within national forest lands in the eastern portions of Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties. Maps and information about cutting areas are provided where permits are sold at ranger stations and the public service centers.
First of all, to cut a tree on federal land you must purchase a Christmas Tree Permit. Permits are for the current season only and are non-refundable. The supply of permits at all locations is limited. Once the supply is exhausted, no more permits will be available. Permits cost $10 each for a tree up to 15 feet. Topping a tree over 15 feet in height is subject to a hefty fine.
U-Cut Christmas tree farms
Most Christmas tree farms open Thanksgiving Weekend. Some stay open until Christmas Eve. However, many farms sell out and close early. Check their website for more details before you head out, including tree varieties, prices, directions, and other information.
- The hot, dry summer of 2021 has affected some tree farms whose supply of trees is very limited. We did not confirm all details, so be sure to visit their website before you head out.
(Listed alphabetically by city)
Arlington. Farmer Brown’s Christmas Tree Farm, 12017 109th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Open daily 9 am – 4 pm.
Arlington. Fish Creek Tree Farm, 18420 3rd Ave NE, Arlington, WA. Open daily 10 am to 4pm. Closes December 20.
Arlington. Paterson’s Lazy Acres Tree Farm, 1315 188th St NE, Arlington, WA 98223. Open weekends only. Closes mid-December.
Arlington. Pilchuck Secret Valley Christmas Trees, 9533 Mose RD, Arlington WA 98223.
Auburn. Coates Christmas Trees, 17225 SE Green Valley Rd, Auburn, WA 98092. Open Mon-Fri Noon-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am – 5pm.
Auburn. Pfaff’s Christmas Trees, 29204 124th Ave SE, Auburn, WA. Open weekdays 10 am – 6:30 pm, weekends 9 am – 6:30 pm.
Carnation. Carnation Tree Farm, 3861 Tolt Ave, Carnation, WA 98014. Open Friday-Sunday 9am-4pm.
Carnation. Ronnei Christmas Tree Farm, 11210 Carnation-Duvall Rd NE, Carnation, WA 98014. Open Weekdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, weekends 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Eatonville. Holiday U-Cut Christmas Trees, 39908 Dean Kreger Rd E, Eatonville, WA 98328. Open Friday-Sunday 9am-dusk.
Granite Falls. Red Rooster Ranch, 12909 279th Ave NE, Granite Falls, WA 98252. Open only November 27-29 and December 5-6. 2020.
Issaquah. Enchanted Winds Tree Farm, 18021 Issaquah-Hobart Rd SE, Issaquah, WA 98027.
Issaquah. Trinity Tree Farm, 14237 228th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027. Open Monday-Friday 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday-Sunday 8 – 6 pm.
Kent. Uncle Eek’s Trees, 12202 S.E. Kent Kangley Road, Kent, WA, 98030. Closed Mondays. Open Tuesday-Friday 11am – 6pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am – 6pm.
Lake Stevens. Lochsloy Acres Christmas Tree Farm, 5511 State Road 92, Lake Stevens, WA 98258. Open Weekdays 11am-4:30pm, Weekends – 9am – 4pm.
Maple Valley. Crystal Creek U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm, 23604 SE 192nd St, Maple Valley, WA 98038. Open daily 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Maple Valley. Papa’s Tree Farm, 26429 SE 200th Street, Maple Valley, WA 98038. Open weekdays 10-dusk, weekends 9-dusk.
Maple Valley. Three Tree Farms, 28033 SE 216th Street, Maple Valley, WA. Open Saturday-Sunday, 9 am-dusk.
North Bend. Keith and Scott Tree Farm. Two fields: 42999 SE 120th St and 43342 SE Mt. Si Road, North Bend, WA 98045. Open weekends only 9:00 am – Dusk. Cash or check only.
Olalla. Five Springs Tree Farm, 3263 SE Five Springs Lane, Olalla, WA. Open Saturday-Sunday 9 am – 4 pm.
Port Orchard. The Wreath Works, 15384 Glenwood Road SW, Port Orchard, WA 98367. Open daily 9 am – dusk.
Puyallup. Snowshoe Evergreen, 10720 State Route 162 East, Puyallup, WA 98374. Open Monday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday-Sunday 9 am – 5 pm.
Redmond. McMurtrey Farm, 13925 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE, Redmond, WA 98052. Open daily 10 am – 8 pm.
Redmond. Serres Farm, 20306 NE 50th St, Redmond, WA 98053. Open weekdays weather pending 2pm-6pm. Saturday-Sunday 9 am – 6 pm.
Snohomish. Long’s Christmas Trees. LOT #1: 5001 Riverview Road and LOT #2: 5531 Riverview Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Open Thanksgiving Weekend only, closed for the rest of 2021 due to limited tree availability.
Snohomish. Stocker Farms Christmas Trees, U-Cut Christmas Trees, 8705 Marsh Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296. 2020 dates/hours TBA.
Snohomish. Wintergreen Tree Farm, 13606 South Machias Rd., Snohomish WA 98290. Open Weekdays 3pm – 6pm, Weekends 9am – 6pm.
Snoqualmie. Mountain Creek Christmas Tree Farm, 6821 440th Avenue SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. U-cut by appointment only.
Stanwood. Holiday Forest, 3125 280th St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292. Open Friday-Sunday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. Closes in mid-December.
Tree lots, nurseries, and retail stores for cut trees, Christmas wreaths, and fresh evergreens
Selected stores and tree lots throughout the region with fresh cut Christmas trees, evergreens, and other holiday greenery.
(Listed alphabetically by city)
Bothell. Scout Troop 420 Christmas Tree Lot. Canyon Park Safeway, 24118 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98021. Fresh cut trees: Douglas, Grand, and Noble Firs. They usually sell out, so go sooner rather than later.
Federal Way: Local Boys of Gig Harbor have been selling trees for over 45 years. They offer a variety of quality fir Christmas Trees, including Plantation Douglas Fir, Frazier Fir, Noble Fir, and Extra Fancy Noble Fir. Pick one up today at the Local Boys Tree Lot in Federal Way, 32000 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA or the Purdy Christmas Tree Stand, 6702 Tyee Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332.
Giog Harbor: Local Boys of Gig Harbor have been selling trees for over 45 years. They offer a variety of quality fir Christmas Trees, including Plantation Douglas Fir, Frazier Fir, Noble Fir, and Extra Fancy Noble Fir. Pick one up today at the Purdy Christmas Tree Stand, 6702 Tyee Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332 or in at the Local Boys Tree Lot in Federal Way, 32000 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, WA.
Kent. Carpinito Brothers, 27508 W Valley Hwy N, Kent, WA 98032. Open daily 9am-6pm. Specializes in natural holiday décor, including cut and flocked trees, wreaths, cedar garlands, door swags, pine cones, mistletoe, and a large selection of poinsettias. One of the largest selections of cut Christmas trees in Washington State, all shapes and sizes.
Mercer Island. Mercer Island Christmas Tree Lot. Old Tully’s Parking Lot – 7810 SE 27th St. Trees, wreaths, and garlands. 100% Profits help Fund Critical Mercer Island Youth & Family Services.
Seattle (north). Swansons Nursery, 9701 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117. Full-service plant nursery. Select fresh cut Washington grown trees, living trees, fresh garlands, poinsettias, wreaths, and other holiday décor.
Seattle (central). City People’s Garden Store, 2939 E. Madison St, Seattle, WA 98112. Open daily 10am – 5:30pm. Cut trees, garlands, and wreaths, as well as seasonal annuals (Cyclamen, Holiday Cactus, Amaryllis), plus decorations.
Seattle (south). El Centro de la Raza Christmas Tree Sale, 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144. Monday-Friday 4:00-8:00 PM, Saturday-Sunday 12:00-8:00 PM. Support the children, youth, families and seniors in their 43 programs and services by purchasing a fresh organic Christmas tree at their Annual Christmas Tree Sale.
Seattle (west). Holy Rosary School tree lot, located at Dakota and 41st Avenue SW (2 blocks east of California Ave), Seattle, WA. Open Monday – Thursday 3:30pm – 9pm, Friday 3:30pm – 10pm, Saturday 9am – 10pm, Sunday 9am – 9pm. Fresh-cut Christmas trees, garlands, and wreaths.
Shoreline. Sky Nursery, 18528 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133. Full-service plant nursery. Open daily 9 am – 5 pm. Cut trees, wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, or DIY from greenery, berries, and boughs.
Snohomish. Christmas Trees for Swaziland. Snohomish Valley Golf Center, 8511 Marsh Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296. Freshly cut Noble Fir, as well as wreaths & greenery. Swazi Market gift items will be there, too. Outdoor ice skating & food are also open under the heated tent too! Open FRI/SAT/SUN,
Woodinville. Molbak’s Garden + Home, 13625 NE 175th St, Woodinville, WA 98072. Open daily 9am – 6pm. Full-service plant nursery and home & garden center. Fresh cut and artificial trees and seasonal plants, huge ornament selection, large selection of gifts gift cards, and café (first-come first-serve basis).
Mclendon Hardware (Multiple locations: Kent, Puyallup, Renton, Sumner, Tacoma, White Center, Woodinville) is a one-stop holiday shop featuring fresh and flocked trees, artificial trees, wreaths, swags, garlands, mistletoe, poinsettia, pine cones, Christmas tree lights, yard decorations, Christmas tree ornaments, tree stands and more, plus tools and lots of DIY information.
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