The annual hunt for the perfect Christmas tree is well underway and farms are posting shorter seasons due to limited availability. The growth cycle for Christmas trees is anywhere from 7-12 years from seedling to harvest so many farms are playing catchup. In many cases they are providing pre-cut trees to fill in the gaps.
Below you’ll find a roundup of Christmas tree lots and farms in and around Lake Oswego. I’ve tried to list the restrictions here but best to call ahead and/or check their Facebook page for the latest updates.
Boy Scout Troop 127. Local Boy Scouts have been selling trees as a fundraiser since 1947, starting at the local Piggly Wiggly before moving to George Rogers Park. Once again, Scouts will be on hand in their 75th year of operation Address: George Rogers Park, 611 S. State Street, Lake Oswego
Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Other: Scouts make a fresh cut, bale if wanted, carry it to the car and tie it on. Wreaths, garland by the foot, free cookies and hot chocolate
Parsons Farms. The family that brings us local produce also brings us trees. Pre-cut and close-in makes this spot very convenient.
Address: Lake Bible Church (Tree Lot), 4565 Carman Drive, Lake Oswego
Hours: Monday-Friday, 12:00(ish)p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.,
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Varieties: Noble, Douglas, and Nordmann Fir.
Other: Handmade fresh wreaths, fresh cut greens, pine cones, and centerpieces also available.
Stroupe Christmas Tree Farm. Pre-cut trees will be available at the S&H Landscape location as the family waits for the u-cut trees across the way to grow taller. Holiday décor also available.
Address: 20200 SW Stafford Road
Varieties: Douglas, Grand, Nordmann and Noble
Cost: Check online and/or call S & H: 503.638.1011
Other: Handmade wreaths and swags
Little Z Christmas Tree Farm. This boutique family farm prides itself on quality and service with the slogan, “You choose. We cut.”
Address: 842 Rosemont Rd., West Linn. 503.453.0573 (about 4 miles from Lake Oswego)
Hours: Hours are Saturdays (December 10 and 17) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays (December 4, 11 and 18) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a full crew on hand to help you. Varieties: U-cut Noble, Douglas, Fraiser, Nordmann, Shasta Fir
Cost: Price varies, but ranges from $15 -$20/foot depending on the size.
Other: Cash or check only.
Lee Farms. Talk about tradition! The Lees have been farming in Tualatin since 1869 over seven generations with three generations currently involved in the family farm. Since the tree supply is limited this year, u-cut trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis—no pre-tagging or pre-purchasing except on pre-cut trees. There is also a 7-foot minimum on u-cut to preserve their field trees. Address: 21975 SW 65th Avenue, Tualatin. (about 4 miles from Lake Oswego). 503.638.1869.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Varieties: Fresh cut and u-cut Noble, Grand, Nordmann and Douglas
Cost: Price varies. Check website.
Other: They will cut, shake, bale and load your tree free of charge. Will also install Davis Tree Stand. Also available: wreaths, garlands, swags, centerpieces, custom wreath and centerpiece orders, ornaments, decorations. Visit the bakery for donuts and espresso and place an order for a Christmas pie.
Frog Pond Farm. Get your pre-cut tree, garland and wreaths here along with a lot of other holiday cheer. Address: 2995 SW Advance Road, Wilsonville. 503.475.5997 Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily through December 23 Varieties: Douglas Fir, Noble and Nordmann Cost: Prices vary depending on variety and size so check online. Other: Santa will be on hand, sometimes joined by Mrs. Claus so check online for the schedule. And the farm animals are always around for visiting.
Sleighbells. This is a one-stop shop for Christmas with a gift shop packed with holiday décor and Santa on hand from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday until the weekend before Christmas as well as Monday and Tuesday, December 19 and 20 for photo opps ($10 fee).
Address: 23855 SW 195th Place, Sherwood. 503.625.6052 (10½ miles from Lake Oswego)
Hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for trees; gift shop stays open until 5:00 p.m.
Varieties: Noble/Nordmann and Douglas/Grand Fir
Cost: Prices vary so check online.
Merrywood Farm. Given the 10-year growth cycle of their most popular u-cut trees, Merrywood is also offering pre-cut trees to supplement their selection. Address: 12328 South Casto Rd., Oregon City. 503. 307.2495 (20 miles from Lake Oswego)
Hours: Open Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while supplies last.
Varieties: Normally The Keysers grow 10 varieties of trees including Noble, Nordmann, Grand, White Fir, White Pine and Douglas but many are playing catchup this year. Cost: Check online.
Other: Complimentary hot cider. Twine and hand saws are provided but no baler. Free pony rides for the kids on weekends.
Mt. Hood Tree Farm. Head here on a clear day and get a view of Mt. Hood as an added bonus.
Address: 17472 S. Harding Road, Oregon City
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from December 3 through December 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Varieties: Douglas, Grand, Noble, and Nordmann. Some pre-cut.
Cost: Check online or call ahead: 503.932.7967.
Other: They’ll provide help cutting, transporting and loading your tree. Saws, baler and shaker available. Check and cash only.
Furrow Farm. These trees are celebrities–they’ve appeared in multiple Christmas episodes of Grimm.
Address: 25877 NW Union Rd, Hillsboro (20 miles from Lake Oswego) 503.647.5288
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Varieties: Noble, Nordmann, Grand, Douglas
Cost: All trees are $11/foot except for Douglas Fir which are $9/foot
Other: Enjoy free tractor rides on the weekends. Mistletoe, wreaths, garland and tree stands also available.
Plumper Pumpkin Patch and Tree Farm. If you love everything pumpkin this time of year, head over here to grab a pumpkin donut along with your tree. They have u-pick, u-pick they cut, and pre-cut.
Address: 11435 NW Old Cornelius Pass Road, Portland (about a half hour away from Lake Oswego) 503.645.9561
Hours: Fridays through Sundays until December 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Varieties: Noble, Grand, Nordmann, Blue Spruce and Douglas Fir Cost: $10/ft for Douglas Fir; others $12/foot. Check online. Credit cards accepted
Other: Saws provided. Baler. Visit the store for hot drinks and pumpkin donuts, garland, wreaths and mistletoe. Warm up by the fire pits and buy a kit to make s’mores. Feed the animals and visit with Santa December 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Historic Kirchem Farm. This picturesque farm is open for business this year December 4, 10 and 11 subject to tree availability. Pre-cut trees are available too. Address: 19723 S Bakers Ferry Rd, Oregon City Hours: Varieties: Douglas Fir, Grand, Nordmann and Norway Spruce Cost: Douglas Fir-$35 up to 6 feet. Check online for others.
Note: Ron’s Christmas Tree Farm is estimated to be sold out by the time of this posting as he only had about 35 trees for this year. The property has been sold so this was Ron’s last holiday season.
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