Here are my picks for Christmas tree
dealers selling fresh trees online. A Christmas tree bought online can cost more but will save you valuable holiday time, is usually a fresher tree and can help you avoid crowded lots. It is especially handy to gift order for someone who can't get out. Some companies will ship as early as mid-November and some take orders through December 15th. I've selected popular home-grown businesses, several of which I have personally traded with and have reviewed.
Touch of the Mountain Christmas Trees
Touch of the Mountain Christmas Trees & Greens is a family owned business and located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. TMCT&G's specialty is Fraser fir Christmas trees, wreaths and greenery. "Our trees are harvested within hours of shipment, a patented tree stand is attached and shipped in a waxed-coated box from our farm to your front door. Our entire product comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee", says operator Daryl Smith. Review: UPS was two days past drop date (not TMCT&G's fault) with the review tree and a few needles were dropping. Still, the tree is healthy, beautifully shaped with care tips included. The stand is a major purchase advantage. *Trees shipped UPS, all major credit cards accepted. (6' Tree Reviewed)
Christmas Trees Now cuts trees off their Windblown Tree Plantation, Honey Creek, Wisconsin and is owned and operated by Ericka and Wayne Raisleger. You can purchase Fraser fir, Douglas fir, balsam fir, scotch pine and Colorado blue spruce trees. "Wisconsin's unique soil and weather conditions are especially well suited for the growing of the finest Christmas and ornamental Trees in America." *Trees shipped FEDEX and UPS, several major credit cards accepted. (Product Not Reviewed)
From the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina, Hal and Martha Gimlin have been running this Christmas tree farm since trees were first planted in 1972. Omni Farm claims to be the "oldest, most experienced Christmas tree mail order company in the World". Omni specializes in Fraser fir and white pine trees. "Year after year our customers write to say that our Christmas trees and Christmas greenery are the finest..." *Trees shipped FEDEX or UPS, all major credit cards accepted. (Product Not Reviewed)
Silver Mountain Christmas Tree Farm is a family-owned and operated business which started as a partnership between James Heater and wife Shirley. The farm is on land that has been in the family since ancestors settled in in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. They grow premium Noble fir, Grand fir, Fraser fir and Douglas fir Christmas trees. *Trees are shipped UPS, several major credit cards accepted. (Product Not Reviewed)
Owned and operated by a number of Paine family members and in-laws, Vermont based Paine's Christmas Trees specializes mostly in Fraser fir trees. Max Paine, Sr. planted his first Christmas tree in 1958 and has been in business for over 45 years. Paine's Christmas Trees was selected by the State of Vermont to display a Christmas tree on the steps of the Statehouse in Montpelier in 1998. *Trees shipped UPS, all major credit cards accepted. (Product Not Reviewed)