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.
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.