Many tree farms open for the holiday season Friday.
Here is a list of where you can cut your own tree or buy a live or freshly cut tree.
Boston Heights Nursery: 6546 Olde Eight Road, Boston Heights. Daylight hours through Dec. 24. Choose a tree and employees will cut. Balled and burlapped available. Phone: 330-650-0267.
Collier Road Christmas Trees: 1565 Collier Road, Akron. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until Christmas. Freshly cut and live dug. Trees up to 25 feet. Firewood available. Phone: 330-573-1249 or 330-573-5192 or http://www.collierroadchristmastrees.com.
Heritage Farms: 6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula, one-quarter mile south of state Route 303. Noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, through Dec. 24. Cut your own or freshly cut. Tree fields for cut-your-own close at dusk. Tree shaking, baling and loading onto car included. Refreshments provided. Greens and wreaths. Gift shop, with proceeds to help provide scholarships for Woodridge High School students. Phone: 330-657-2330 or http://www.heritagefarms.com.
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers a Christmas Tree Adventure to Heritage Farms. Depart from the Rockside Station in Independence at 10 a.m., or from the Akron Northside Station at 11:35 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 5-6 and 12-13 for a ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to Peninsula. Take the trolley to Heritage Farms to cut down or pick out a tree. Hot cider or cocoa will be served while your tree is bundled and delivered to the train for transport back to your car. Cost is $28 for adults and $14 for children ages 3-12 (tree cost not included). Phone: 800-468-4070, 330-657-2000 or http://www.cvsr.com.
Rauh Tree Farm: 3001 N. River Road, Stow, two miles east of state Route 91. 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, until Dec. 20. Choose and cut, or employees will cut it for you. Larger trees available for no extra charge. Free shaking and baling. Phone: 330-678-7474.
Shawnee Trail Tree Farm: 900 Terex Road, Hudson. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 23. Turn west off state Route 91, three-quarters of a mile on left. Shaking, wrapping, wreaths, roping and arrangements, firewood. View live animals. Refreshments available. Phone: 330-653-6912 (Monday through Friday) or 330-486-7024 (Saturday and Sunday).
Stone Garden Farm: 2891 Southern Road, Richfield Township, 1.5 miles south of state Route 303. Open daily during daylight hours until Christmas. Cut trees. Hundreds of short- and long-needle trees. Gift shop, roping, pine wreaths, homemade crafts, folk art and fresh home-baked pies. Farm animals for viewing and petting. Farm museum and one-room school house, free admission. Newest additions are a tin shop, threshing barn and antique tractors display. Phone: 330-659-3507.
Happinest Tree Farm: 12666 German Church Road, Lexington Township, north of Alliance and south of Atwater Township. 10 to 5 p.m. daily, through Dec. 23. Cut your own. Help with cutting and shaking available on weekends. http://www.millerschristmastrees.com.
Hidden Valley Tree Farm: State Route 93, Tuscarawas Township, one-half mile north of state Route 241, four miles southwest of Massillon. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day through Dec. 24. Cut your own or employees will assist. Roping offered. Larger trees available. Phone: 330-832-3587.
Miller's Christmas Tree Farm: 9312 Cleveland Ave. NW, Lake Township. Exit at Akron-Canton Airport from Interstate 77 South, right on Lauby Road, right on Greensburg Road to square of Greentown, then right on Cleveland Avenue for one-quarter mile. Farm is on left side. Gift shop. Open daylight hours daily until Dec. 24. Cut your own. Some cut trees available. Tree shaking available. Phone: 330-499-5023.
Moore's Tree Farm: 6767 Edison St. NE (state Route 619), Marlboro Township, 3.5 miles east of Hartville and one mile west of state Route 44. 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, until Dec. 20. Cut your own or employees will cut for you. Wreaths, centerpieces, roping. Phone: 330-877-6520.
Snyder's Christmas Tree Farm: 3250 Seeman St. SW, Pike Township, one mile south of Fohl Road. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. Cut your own. Phone: 330-484-3116.
Williams Tree Farm: 1926 Battlesburg St. SW, Pike Township. Interstate 77 to Fohl Road exit, left to Deuber Avenue, right 2.5 miles to Battlesburg Street and follow signs. 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 24. Cut your own or employees will assist. Phone: 330-484-5306.
Windy Hill Tree Farm: 2526 Manchester Ave. SW (state Route 93), Tuscarawas Township, five miles southwest of Massillon, 1.8 miles south of state Route 172. Already cut or cut your own. Open during daylight hours until Dec. 24. Balled and burlapped trees available. Phone: 330-833-0825.
Cowan's Tree Farm: 4349 State Route 82, Mantua, one mile west of Mantua Corners (state routes 82 and 44). 9 a.m. to dark daily, to Dec. 24. Cut your own. Gift shop. Phone: 330-274-2749.
Dittmer's Tree Depot: 277 State Route 183 in Atwater Township, two miles south of Atwater Center, first drive on west side, south of railroad tracks. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, through Dec. 20. Free shaking, wrapping and drilling of trees. Pine wreaths available. Gift shop. Wagon rides to and from field. Free refreshments. Balled and burlapped trees available. Cut your own or employees will assist. Phone: 330-821-3589.
Diversified Tree Farm: 8546 Nichols Road, Freedom Township, south of state Route 303. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, until Dec. 20, as well as Dec. 21-24. Cut your own, balled and burlapped, already cut. Tree roping and shaking. Pine wreaths available. Wagon rides, free refreshments. Phone: 330-527-7409.
Evergreen Nursery: 3420 State Route 44, Rootstown Township, one mile south of Tallmadge Road. Select your own, fresh-cut, precut. Balled and burlapped trees available. Gift shop includes cemetery memorials, wreaths, grave blankets and pillows. Florist shop, poinsettias available. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 24. Phone: 330-325-9634.
Gardner's Christmas Trees: 4710 Canada Road, Mantua, east from state Route 44 in south end of village. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 20. Phone: 330-671-7949 on weekends; 330-673-1208 weekdays.
H.B. Flower & Sons Tree Farm: 1186 Hudson Road, Kent, west of state Route 43, behind Roosevelt High School, one mile north of Graham Road. Noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 24. Cut your own or precut. Phone: 330-678-8967.
Strimple Tree Farm: 8850 Seasons Road, Streetsboro (at corner of Ferguson Road). 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Precut trees. Free fresh greens and tree bags. Phone: 330-626-5172.
Wintergreen Tree Farm: 3898 Winchell Road, Mantua, two miles north of state Route 82, 1.5 miles west of state Route 44. 9 a.m. to 5:30 daily, through Dec. 22. Tree roping and baling, pine wreaths. Phone: 330-221-3835.
Fred's Tree Farm: 5631 Mack Drive, Valley City, north off Grafton Road, west of Marks Road. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, through Dec. 23. Cut your own. Phone: 330-225-4634.
Green Valley Tree Farm: 7542 Ridge Road (state Route 94), Sharon Township, 1.5 miles north of Wadsworth and 1.5 miles south of Sharon Center. 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 23. Trees cut fresh every day, Victorian pruned, tree shaking available.
Hastings Tree Farm: 5664 Windfall Road, Montville Township, one mile south of state Route 18. Windfall Road is one-quarter mile east of Interstate 71 and about seven miles west of I-77. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, through Dec. 24. Cut your own or helpers are available and will also assist with loading trees in vehicles. Free tree shaking. Tree stands half-price. Phone: 330-725-8963.
Kall Christmas Tree Farm: 3605 Foskett Road, Medina Township. Take state Route 18 to I-71, north to state Route 3 (Exit 222), left to Hamilton Road, at first stop sign, right on Foskett. Farm is seven houses down on right. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, through Dec. 23. Cut your own, balled and burlapped, already cut. Gift shop. Pine wreaths available. Phone: 330-725-8870.
Medina Christmas Tree Farm: 3301 Hamilton Road, Medina Township, one mile west of state Route 3 and I-71. 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 24. Tree baling, roping and shaking. Pine wreaths. Hot chocolate available. Campfire warming stations. Farm animals for viewing. Phone: 330-723-2106.
Medina Christmas Tree Farm (second location): 3283 Foskett Road, Medina Township, from I-71, south on state Route 3 (Exit 222), right on Foskett, at top of the hill on right. 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 19. Roping, pine wreaths. Free hot chocolate. Campfire warming stations. Phone: 330-723-2106.
Medina Christmas Tree Farm (third and newest location): 3235 Hamilton Road, Medina Township, one mile west of state Route 3 and I-71. 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 19. Roping, pine wreaths. Free hot chocolate. Campfire warming stations. Phone: 330-723-2106. http://www.medinatrees.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for all three locations.
Pfahl Nursery: 7604 Beach Road, Sharon Township, between Reimer and Fixler roads. Cut your own. Saws and tree carts available for use. Baling offered. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, until Dec. 21. Phone: 330-336-5227.
Ricciardi's Tree Farm: 2136 Greenwich Road, Wadsworth Township, one-quarter mile west of state Route 57. Noon to 8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, until Dec. 23. Freshly cut trees or cut your own, tree shaking and netting, balled and burlapped. Taller trees available. Free wagon rides on weekends. Phone: 330-334-1426.
Galehouse Tree Farms: 11762 Coal Bank Road, Chippewa Township. At Coal Bank Road and Galehouse Road, one mile southwest of Doylestown. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for cut your own. Already cut trees available 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, until Dec. 23. Tree House gift shop open. Refreshments available. Live reindeer for viewing. Phone: 330-658-2480.
Pine Tree Barn and Farms: 4374 Shreve Road (state Route 226), Wooster Township, four miles south of Wooster, off state Route 3. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 24. Freshly cut, dug, balled and burlapped or cut your own. All varieties; larger sizes (up to 18 feet) available. Wreaths and roping. Year-round Christmas shop. Restaurant open for lunch. Horse-drawn wagon rides and Pine Tree Express Caboose rides on weekends. Phone: 330-264-1014 or http://www.pinetreebarn.com.
Twins Berry Tree Farm: 8916 S. Jefferson Road, Shreve, on state Route 226 at north corporation limits. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, through Dec. 22. Tree roping and shaking. Pine wreaths available. Wagon rides offered. Phone: 330-567-3902.
Ruetenik Farms: 9976 Welton Road, Zoar (Tuscarawas County), off state Route 212 (Exit 93 of I-77). 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (or later by appointment) until Dec. 24. Cut your own, dig your own, already cut, pre-dug trees, pine roping and wreaths. Coffee and tea in the barn. Sleds available. Phone: 330-874-2688 or http://www.ruetenikfarms.com.
Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm: 5148 State Route 7, Burghill (Trumbull County). 9 a.m. until dark daily through Dec. 23. Cut your own. Fresh cut trees and trees to plant also available. Weekend hayrides, bonfire and refreshments. Free coffee and hot chocolate. Phone: 330-772-8733 or http://www.storeyland.com.
— Compiled by Fred Cay
from information submitted
to the Beacon Journal.