With less than a month to go until Christmas many people will be going down into their basements or up into their attics to set up their tree for the holiday season.
For those people brave enough to want to cut down their own real trees the New Jersey Department of Agriculture has put together a list of local farms that have plenty of options to choose from.
The lists are even broken down by county and here in Monmouth County some of the most popular sites are in Manalapan, Howell, Aberdeen and Colts Neck. For more information check out this website or the list below.
Anne Ellen Christmas Tree Farm, Manalapan Township
732-786-9277...114 Daum Rd. Manalapan...Garden State Pkwy Exit 123, Rte. 9 S to Gordon Corner Rd. exit. Right on Tennent (5.4 mi.) to Daum Rd. NJ Turnpike Exit 8, Rte. 33 E (7.9 mi) left on Woodward Rd. (.4 mi.). First left onto Daum Rd.
Species...3,000 trees; Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Pine, Douglas-fir, Fraser Fir
Open...9-8 (daily & weekends), Nov. 17 - Dec. 23
Visit our website www.anneellenfarms.com
Bullock Farms, Cream Ridge
609-758-8726... 83 Emleys Hill Rd...From I-195, Exit 16, take Rte. 537 W past Great Adventure. Make 2nd right onto Emleys Hill Rd. Approx. 1 ½ mi., farm on right.
Species...800 trees; Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Pine, Douglas-fir, Concolor Fir, Canaan Fir
Open...9-5 (Wed - Sun), Nov. 23 - Dec. 23
Visit our website www.bullockfarms.com
English Tree Farm, Howell
732-938-6348…251 Oak Glen Rd…From Route 9 to Aldrich Road, east to Oak Glen Road. OR from Herbertsville Rd. to Maxim-Southard Road to Oak Glen Rd.
Species…750 trees; Norway Spruce, White Pine, Douglas-fir
Open…12-5 (weekdays), 9-5 (weekends), Nov. 24 – Dec. 24
Keris Tree Farm & Christmas Shop, Allentown
609-259-0720...848 Rte. 524...I-195 to Exit 8 (Hightstown/Allentown exit). Turn onto Route 524. Farm faces I-195.
Species...1,000 trees; Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Spruce, White Pine, Douglas-fir, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir
Open...8-5 (daily & weekends), Nov. 17 - Dec. 24 Closed Thanksgiving Day
Visit our website www.keristreefarm.com
Lincroft Christmas Tree Farm, Lincroft
732-747-4381...523 Newman Springs Road (Rte. 520)...3/4 mile West of the Garden State Parkway, Exit 109 on Route 520 (Newman Springs Road).
Species...600 trees; Blue Spruce, Douglas-fir, Fraser Fir
Open...11-5 (weekdays), 9-5 (weekends), Nov. 23 - Dec. 23
Meadowview Farm, Farmingdale
732-938-7181...60 Birdsall Rd...1/2 mi. south of Farmingdale on Rte. 524, left onto Birdsall Rd., first farm on left after bridge. (Opposite Cruz Farm Golf Course)
Species...400 trees; Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Douglas-fir, Fraser Fir
Open..9-4 (weekends only), Nov. 24 - Dec. 23
Visit our website www.meadowviewfarmsnj.com
Towering Pines Farm, Aberdeen
732-583-6436...329 Wilson Avenue...Route 9 North or South towards Old Bridge. Take Ticetown Rd. exit, going east for 3 miles. Cross over Greenwood Rd. at stop sign. 2nd driveway on right after bridge.
Species...200 trees; Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Scotch Pine
Open...10-4 (Sat & Sun), Dec. 1 - 23 Firewood available
Woodfield Christmas Tree Farm, Colts Neck
732-542-7672...164 Rte. 537 E... Rte. 34 at Colts Neck light - Rt. 537 E. l l/4 mi. to farm (across from Eastmont Orchards).
Species...500 trees; Norway Spruce, White Pine, Douglas-fir, Fraser Fir, Scotch Pine
Open...9-4:30 (weekends only), Nov. 23 – Dec. 23.