Sure, you can buy a Christmas tree from a roadside seller or big-box store, but for many families, there’s nothing quite like visiting a tree farm and cutting their own. We’ve sorted tree farms by county to make your search easier. Note that most farms provide saws; free shaking, baling and drilling of trees; hot drinks and roaring fires to keep you toasty and lots of holiday cheer.
Wherever you go, call in advance for details.
Big Tree Plantation, 2544 S. Waynesville Road, Morrow. Types: Fraser, Canaan and balsam fir; up to 14 feet. Precut white and Scotch pine, and Douglas and Fraser fir; up to 15 feet. Baled Colorado blue, Norway and Serbian spruce, and Canaan and balsam fir. Delivery, set-up and pickup service available. Cost: $25 and up. Open daily through Dec. 23. 513-836-0975; www.bigtreeplantation.com.
Rossmann’s Christmas Tree Farm, 7917 S.R. 132, Blanchester. Noon-5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Cut-your-own Canaan fir, Scotch and white pine. Wreaths, swags and primitive crafts available. $30-$85. 513-317-0692; www.rossmannsctf.com.
Wertz Family Tree Farm, 5682 Union Road, Franklin. By appointment only. Cut-your-own Canaan and Concolor fir, Scotch pine, and Norway and blue spruce. Trees 4-15 feet. Pre-cut trees: Canaan and Concolor fir, scotch pine and blue spruce. $35 and up. 937-746-7870; www.chooseatree.com.
John T. Nieman Nursery, 3215 Hamilton New London Road, Hamilton. Canaan and Douglas fir; Norway and blue spruce; Scotch and white pine. Up to 20 feet. Wreaths, swags, arrangements. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23. Cash only, $20-$200. 513-738-1012; www.johnniemannursery.com.
Koch Christmas Trees, 6232 Hamilton-Scipio Road, Oxford. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through Dec. 24. Other times by appointment. Cut-your-own Scotch and white pine, Canaan fir and pre-cut Fraser fir. Trees ranging in height 5-10 feet. $35-$100. 513-756-1998; www.kochchristmastrees.com.
Dirr Nurseries, 6066 Goshen Road, Goshen. Thousands of cut-your-own Canann and Balsam fir, and Scotch and white pine; up to 12 feet. Cost: $40 any size. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Sundays through Dec. 24. 513-625-2000; www.dirrnurseries.com.
Miller’s Christmas Trees, 1600 Eckmansville Road, West Union. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through Dec. 23. Hand sheared Scotch pines up to 7 feet. Pre-cut trees available. Easy access to fields. $25-$30 trees; $22 and up wreaths. 937-544-2220.
Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm, 8280 W. Third St., New Lebanon. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily through Dec. 23. Scotch, white pine and spruce up to 9-feet. Pre-cut pines and firs 6-11 feet. Tree wagons, shaking, bailing, saws, wreaths, garland and other natural decorations available. Table top and live trees for replanting. $15 and up. 937-835-3464; www.christmas-tree.com/real/oh/countrypine.