Best Places To Cut Your Own Holiday Tree In Los Angeles

The holiday season has arrived, and what better way to welcome the festivities than by doing a cherished family tradition of choosing and cutting your own holiday tree? From the natural imperfections of the branch and the daily mess of falling needles to the amazing scent that fills your home, it’s these elements that make your holiday truly authentic.

In our city, whether you’re looking for a charming cypress or pine to adorn your home, you’re spoiled for choice. These farms not only offer an impressive selection of trees but also an opportunity to enjoy the beginning of the festive season surrounded by the scent of fresh pines. Read on to discover the best choose-and-cut tree farms in and around Los Angeles.

 #1 Christmas Ranch Tree Farms

1586 Pederson Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

(805) 624-0031

Less than an hour away from the city, Christmas Ranch Tree Farms is opening on November 24th and still stands as one of the highly-rated places in Southern California where you can cut your own holiday tree. This full-service tree farm offers a wide selection of Choose & Cut Leyland Cypress, Monterey Pines, and Aleppo Pines, all at reasonable prices.

Upon arrival, you can get a saw and cart at the main area and then browse through the 13 acres of fresh California Christmas trees. It’s a scenic adventure for the whole family as you roam around the fragrant rows of evergreens, searching for that perfect centerpiece to cut. After cutting your tree, you can return to their sales booth for full assistance. The farm has wireless card readers and digital receipt options.

#2 Richfield Pines – Christmas Tree Farm

5392 Richfield Rd, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

(714) 646-9505

Richfield Pines is known for their mission of maintaining a touch of nature within the city of Yorba Linda. The Dentino family tends to a huge 10-acre farm of Monterey Pines, some standing tall at over 20 feet. Once you’ve chosen your ideal holiday tree, farm workers will expertly cut it for you and transport it to your vehicle.

Prices will be on the tree tag which is about $12 to $14 per foot. As a bonus, little ones receive free candy canes and you can also get free trimming greens/boughs to add a more festive touch to your home. For those in need of firewood, Pine and Eucalyptus options are available at $40 per ⅛ of a cord.

Sustainability is important for the farm so for every tree harvested, a new one will shortly be planted to ensure a constant cycle of growth and the conversion of carbon dioxide to oxygen. It’s worth noting that due to their dedication to natural growth conditions, tree sizes may vary and terrains are uneven. The farm highly recommends wearing appropriate hiking attire, keeping a close watch on your children, and refraining from bringing your own axes and saws for safety reasons.

#3 Hagle Tree Farm

3442 Somis Rd, Somis, CA 93066

(805) 914-8755

Since 1993, Haggle Tree Farm has taken care of its trees all year round to guarantee that you’ll have the most beautiful, fullest holiday tree. Located roughly 54 miles northwest of Los Angeles, this family-friendly tree farm is a festive wonderland with lights, bonfires, hot chocolate, and s’mores. The farm grows Monterey Pines on their property and it’s recommended to come early since they only have a limited number of choose-and-cut trees. 

They provide all the necessary tools, from saws to netting and stands, making it a convenient one-stop shop for all your holiday needs. To top it all off, the farm features a petting zoo, hayride, food trucks/vendors, and Family Fun Days where kids can see Santa and go on pony rides. Each year, they open on Black Friday so you can kick-start your holiday season as soon as possible.

#4 Chamberlain Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm

3436 Padua Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

(909) 626-0243

Chamberlain Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm, located about 40 miles from the city, will open on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (weekends only) until sold out. This family-run farm offers a selection of Monterey Pines, Monterey Cypress, and Leyland Cypress, ranging from 7 ft. to 11 ft. 

The on-site crew will help you cut, clean, drill, and net your tree upon request. Their trees range from $100-$200 (sales tax included, cash or checks only). Other optional items are also available for purchase including tree stands, tree covers, tree food, and disposable tree bags. 

 Additionally, they will provide care instructions to make sure that your holiday centerpiece stays fresh and vibrant. Visiting this farm and doing or starting your own tree-cutting tradition is such a must experience considering this is the last standing Christmas tree farm in Los Angeles County.

#5 Rye Farms

30689 Nuevo Rd, Nuevo, CA 92567

(951) 232-4149

As a family-owned business established in 2002, Rye Farms invites you to have a memorable family holiday experience while enjoying the breathtaking views and smell of fresh pines. At their Today Trees – Choose N Cut, you’ll get to select, cut, purchase, and take home your chosen tree on the same day which guarantees an authentic and fresh addition to your festive celebrations.

For those looking for a towering centerpiece, the farm also offers giant trees with some reaching an impressive 14 feet in height. Aside from that, you can also purchase live Aleppo and Monterey Trees in a 15-gallon container that can be used to landscape your yard after the holiday season is over.

Their helpful staff can assist you in finding and cutting your tree. You can also enjoy your favorite holiday snacks and a hot cup of cocoa while you wait for additional services such as tree netting ($5), tree shaking ($5), and tree flocking ($8/ft). Mark your calendar for their opening on November 18, bring the whole family, and don’t forget to take advantage of the many photo ops all around the farm.

#6 Sand Haven Pines

19255 Wood Rd, Perris, CA 92570

(951) 789-8450

Sand Haven Pines is celebrating their 44th anniversary this year with their grand opening on November 18th and Trees Under the Lights event on December 1st. With their vast selection of Monterey Pines available in both choose-and-cut and reservation sections, finding your perfect tree is a breeze. Whether you prefer to cut and carry it yourself or leave it to their strong team, the choice is yours.

The farm not only prides itself on its holiday trees but also on being a place packed with family fun. Kids can enjoy a free candy cane from Santa while you can get a free cup of coffee and a bag of popcorn. While you wait, you can shop and eat a snack while little ones can have fun at the free bouncy house and other attractions.

Apart from the free tree drilling for stands, the farm also offers paid services such as tree shaking, tree netting, and tree flocking. All trees are individually priced and you can customize your tree’s “White Christmas” look, from light dusting to heavy snow.

#7 Peltzer Pines

7851 Black Star Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA 92676

(714) 649-9251

Since 1963, Peltzer Pines have been growing Leyland Cypress and Monterey Pine trees and offering acres of space for you to find that perfect holiday tree. Their tree selection at Silverado ranges from 6 to 10 feet, ensuring you’ll find an ideal size to fit your home. Once you choose your tree, one of their staff can cut it down for you.

Trees start at $60 and are priced according to quality and size. Payments are cash or check only but there’s an on-site ATM for your convenience. Tree stands and fire retardants are also available (the latter requires the tree to dry for 24 hours). 

While they encourage capturing memorable moments, please only use your phones since professional cameras are not allowed on the premises. On top of that, please leave your saws at home since the farm can’t allow you to cut down your own tree for safety and liability issues.

We’re fortunate to have several options when it comes to selecting the ideal holiday tree in and around Los Angeles. By visiting one of the city’s best tree farms, you’re not only bringing home the best centerpiece for your celebration but you’re also supporting a local farm, many of which have been passed down through generations.

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