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Old 11-14-2007, 08:02 AM
 
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Hey everyone,

My girlfriend and I plan on visiting Biltmore the first weekend of December. We'd like to stop and get a tree on the way back. Obviously, tree lots will be abundant by then, but she really wants us to cut down the tree ourselves. I know there are plenty of tree farms in northern NC that allow you to do this, but does anyone know of any tree farms on the route (Asheville to Charlotte) that allow you to cut down your own tree? We live in uptown, by the way, if that helps. I appreciate the assistance!
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Go to this website

North Carolina Christmas Tree Association

It will show you where all the places are and details off trees.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Lakeside. Of course.
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Smile May not fit your request; however...

Someone I work with, their family owns:
CEDARLAKETREEFARM.COM

Currently, only Virginia Pines are what you can cut there.

But, I have to tell you, they're fantastic people! If they still have the reindeer, and if you have kids, you HAVE to ask for the apple slices to feed the reindeer!!! Even if you don't buy a tree, it's a fantastic family event! For years, we've taken photos here to include in our Christmas cards.
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:19 PM
 
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Does anyone know about how much a 9' fraser fir might cost?
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Does anyone know about how much a 9' fraser fir might cost?
If memory serves, I believe you'd be looking at $75. (it would most like be around $50 at places where you cut your own)
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hey everyone,

My girlfriend and I plan on visiting Biltmore the first weekend of December. We'd like to stop and get a tree on the way back. Obviously, tree lots will be abundant by then, but she really wants us to cut down the tree ourselves. I know there are plenty of tree farms in northern NC that allow you to do this, but does anyone know of any tree farms on the route (Asheville to Charlotte) that allow you to cut down your own tree? We live in uptown, by the way, if that helps. I appreciate the assistance!
In checking out that excellent link flyingscotsman posted the most convenient for you (that they list) coming from Asheville back to Charlotte is this one in Statesville.

Welcome To John Woodie Enterprises, Inc.* 704-878-2941 (http://www.jweinc.com/evergreens.html - broken link)
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:18 PM
 
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Howdy grs1c,
Flyingscotsman post is the best link I've see so far. We live in Leicester, NC which is about 16 miles from Biltmore Estate. Here is the place we go:

Sandy Hollar Farms

Contact: Curtis & June Hawkins
63 Sandy Hollar Lane
Leicester, NC 28748
Business: 828-683-3645
Home: 828-683-3645
Fax: 828-683-2964
sandyholfm@aol.com
Products: Fraser Fir, Roping, Wreaths
Services: Wholesale, Choose and Cut

Hope you find your perfect tree! Oh and by the way I work at Biltmore Estate and I do hope you enjoy your visit. The "Candle Light Christmas" visit is awesome, with live musicians playing throughout the house and holiday singers! Have a wonderful holiday!
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:31 PM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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For anyone interested check out Charlotte.com. They just posted a directory for places to cut your own tree.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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In PA, you would just drive out to a random place see a tree you liked and hoped you could cut it down faster than someone could come along and catch you.
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:14 AM
 
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In PA, you would just drive out to a random place see a tree you liked and hoped you could cut it down faster than someone could come along and catch you.
If i was able to buy a live fir tree that high, roots and all and ready to plant, and at such low prices as a cut "christmas" tree then i would be happy. as a good gesture, they should also have some for planting at the same price, maybe someone will spend their "offset" dollars on that.


How come my reputation is so low? is that what they call a man of ill repute? Must have been that steam i was so ready to blow off a few weeks ago.

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