Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Wanna cut down your own tree this year? We are lucky that there are so many Christmas tree farms near Wilmington DE!

I grew up in Mays Landing NJ and growing up we cut our own trees!

However, we did not go to a tree farm. My Dad would find a field where shapely cedar trees would grow. Of course as a child I never gave any thought that those trees may have been standing on private property. And clearly my Dad did not care! We would quietly wander the field and my renegade Dad would saw the tree down. We did this for many years, until an incident, caused by me, happened one year.

Not realizing we were quietly trespassing and actually stealing a tree, I yelled “TIMBER!!” Well with that my Dad gave me a dirty look and said RUN! We ran to my Dad’s pick up, tossed the tree in the back and got out of there! (Read my brothers account here!)

That was the last time we did that.

Of course, not being a renegade like my Dad (who passed away in 1991) me and my own family have always gone to a Christmas tree farm. From the time they were little right up to recent years. It’s such a great family experience as there is always a camp fire burning, hot chocolate to be had and a hey ride into the field.

Over the years we’ve gotten many trees from close-by Linvila Orchards.

Christmas tree farm

Below, check out my list of the best Christmas tree farms near Wilmington DE!
Most offer the cut your own tree experience, while others offer early season tagging where you can tag early for the tree to be cut down at a later time.

Most open this weekend or just after Thanksgiving.

  • Schmidts' Tree Farm in Landenberg PA

    Open on November 26, 17, 28, December 4 and 5. 8am to 4:30pm


    Your Local Tree Farm Schmidt's Christmas Tree Farm was started in 1970 by Joan and Ellis planting about 2 acres of Scotch Pine seedlings. Over the years we have gradually expanded until today we have about 30 acres of trees.

  • McCarthy Tree Farm in Middletown DE

    Cut your own trees on 11/26, 11/27 and 12/3.


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  • Arasapha Tree Farm in Glen Mills PA

    Opening for tree sales on November 25th.  Hours are Monday thru Friday 3pm to 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 8pm.

    Arasapha Tree Farm at Glen Mills Pennsylvania

    The Bates Motel goes from Scary to Merry! This heartwarming holiday attraction features a holiday hayride and more for the whole family!

  • Linvilla Orchards near Media PA

    Linvilla opens for cut your own trees on November 19th.  Hours are Monday thru Friday 10am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm.

    Cut-Your-Own - Linvilla Orchards

    The most up to the minute picking information is posted on this page including crop selection and predicted schedules, picking conditions, picking tips and guidelines and pricing. Hayride to Cut Your Own is $2.00 per person. This fee is nonrefundable and covers your ride to and from the cut your own field.

  • Old Stone Farm in Landenberg PA

    Old Stone Farm opens starting November 25th.  Open daily from 8am to 4pm.

    Old Stone Farm

    Welcome! The Old Stone Farm is a family run, "choose and cut" Christmas tree farm. In addition to a large selection of beautiful trees, we craft an assortment of Christmas decoratives, using our own fresh greens.

  • Coleman's Christmas Tree Farm in Middletown DE

    Coleman’s Christmas Tree Farm opens for the season on Saturday November 19th.  Cut  your own trees from 8am to 5pm.


    We offer bonfires during the months of September, October, and the beginning of November. We will be open on weekends beginning at the end of September for Pumpkins! Open 8am-5pm Daily Beginning Saturday, November 19th! We offer a large selection of pre-cut trees!

  • Pine Valley Christmas Tree Farm in Elkton MD

    Pine Valley Christmas Tree Farm is open for tagging until November 23rd.  Starting Thanksgiving weekend they will have a selection of fresh cut Fraser Fir.   And Santa will be there on November 25, 26 and Dec 3.

    About 1 - Pine Valley Christmas Trees

    A Family Tradition Nestled in the rolling hills at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, Pine Valley Christmas Trees has been selling quality Christmas trees for over 50 years. Our story began in the 1840's when the farm was purchased by our ancestors, the Griffiths. Five generations of Underwoods have lived on this farm.

  • Exley's Christmas Tree Farm in Sewell NJ and Monroeville NJ

    Exley’s has 2 locations in NJ.  In Sewell and in Monroeville.  They are open for tagging trees now.   Plus they have hay rides to Santa Land!

    Exley's Christmas Tree Farm

    Please read our COVID-19 notice for details Click here for our Christmas Tree Selection Update 2022 Exley's Christmas Tree Farm is a subset of Exley's Landscaping Service, Inc. The company was started four decades ago by W. Robert Exley. It began as a lawn service, but flourished to include landscaping, and now Christmas Trees.

  • Belly Acres Christmas Tree Farm in Franklinville NJ

    Opening day is November 26th.  Hours are from 10am to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving until December 18th, rain or shine!

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