Christmas Tree Farms: Where in Louisville, Kentuckiana and Southern Indiana can you cut down your own tree?
Bruce L. Real Tree Farm
Near Marengo, Ind., about 45 miles from Louisville. (812) 944-8824. Opens Friday. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Dec. 19. Scotch pine, $12. You cut, you dig. Saws provided; bring your own shovel. Dug (balled in burlap) white pine, $25 and up.
Creekside Christmas Tree Farm
390 Browns Lane, Vine Grove, Ky., about 35 miles from Louisville. (270) 877-5552. Opens Friday, 1-5 p.m. Thereafter, farm will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 12. White pine and Canaan fir, $30. You cut; saws provided. Customers not permitted to dig trees. Carts provided to carry trees from field to vehicle. Tree shaking free; baling is $2. Hot apple cider free for customers.
George C. Wethington Nursery and Christmas Tree Farm
10407 Easum Road, Jeffersontown, Ky (502) 267-5119
13 miles from downtown Louisville, White pine and Norway spruce $20-50
Huber’s Orchard & Winery
19816 Huber Road,Starlight, Ind., about 22 miles from downtown Louisville. (812) 923-9813. Daily, beginning Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 23. Scotch and white pine, $45 (up to 8 feet); Norway spruce, $45 (up to 8 feet); Douglas fir, $60 (up to 9 feet); and blue spruce, $75 (up to 9 feet). You cut; saws provided. Customers not permitted to dig trees, but dug and balled white pine and Norway and Colorado blue spruce are available, $50 and up. Free wagon rides to the fields. Free cup of hot cider or coffee with tree purchase. Free shaking; baling, $3.
Leota Christmas Tree Farm
1903 S. Finley Firehouse Road, Scottsburg, Ind., about 35 miles from Louisville. (812) 752-7160. Daily, beginning Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; through Dec. 24. Scotch and white pine, $20-$50. You cut, or let the farm cut; saws provided. Customers not permitted to dig trees. Free shaking and baling. Gift shop. Santa will visit on the weekends (Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-12) from 2 to 4 p.m. Randy the reindeer, potbellied pigs (Gertrude and Barney), two goats and four geese on the premises. Free hayride to the tree fields. Wreaths, garlands and roping for sale. You can take pictures of your family sitting in a sleigh near Randy the reindeer.
Meyer Christmas Trees
Borden, Ind., about 18 miles from Louisville
(812) 923-9355. Daily, beginning Friday after Thanksgiving, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 23. White and Scotch pine, $23; Norway spruce and Colorado blue spruce, $35. You cut; saws provided. Customers not permitted to dig trees. Tree shaking free. Baling is $2. Free greenery; fresh wreaths for sale.
Pine Ridge Farm
3701 Valley Creek Drive, Pendleton, near La Grange, Ky., about 28 miles from Louisville. (502) 386-2336. Open only Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Scotch and white pine, $35 (only 10-foot and taller trees available). You cut; saws provided. Customers not permitted to dig trees. Free tree shaking. Attractions include bonfire and free hot chocolate. Orders taken for custom wreaths and greenery.
Sleepy Hollow Tree Farm
Prospect, Ky., about 17 miles from downtown Louisville. (502) 241-5441. Opens Friday, 1-6 p.m. Thereafter daily hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday-Friday, 1-6 p.m.; through Dec. 18. White pine, $6 per foot or $50 for trees over 8 feet; Scotch pine, $7 a foot; and Norway spruce and Douglas fir, $10 a foot. Farm prefers to cut the trees, but you can saw if you wish. Saws provided. Customers not permitted to dig trees. Wreaths for sale. Review here.
Tower Family Christmas Tree Farm
Columbus, Indiana – It’s kind of far but our own writer, Jeanette’s family runs this tree farm so we have to highlight it! Check out their blog here. They open Friday, November 28, 10am until dark. Weekdays 1pm until dark, Weekends 10am until dark. Call 812-378-3505 for more info.
Tower View Farm and Nursery
This locally owned family run business in Jeffersontown is a great place to purchase a live tree. They do not have pick your own or u-cut, but they are a great roadside market. They also have wreaths, flowers, and lots of greenery for sale as well.
966 Clarks Lane (Ky. 1442 west), near Shepherdsville, Ky., in Bullitt County, about 20 miles from Louisville. (502) 543-6084. Open Friday after Thanksgiving, Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open weekdays by appointment only. White and Scotch pine and Serbian spruce, $45. Farm prefers to cut trees. Customers not permitted to dig trees. Drilling for tree stands, $2. Wreaths for sale. Free tree shaking and baling.
Zoellers Tree Farm
6900 Loi Road, Floyds Knobs, Ind., about 11 miles from Louisville. (812) 923-8545. Open Friday through Dec. 18 by appointment only. Scotch, white and red pine, $25 or $3 a foot for trees taller than 8 feet. Saws provided. Customers permitted to dig trees; bring your own shovel. Wreaths for sale.
By guest contributor: Dana
Our post written in 2014, prices and hours of operation at each location may change