For the environmentally conscious people this holiday season, I have already talked about which Christmas trees are the safest for the environment in The “Green Christmas Tree” and I promised to contribute more localized lists and information as I come across it. So, I came up with a list of Christmas tree farms for those of you that live in Erie County and want to pursue the eco-friendly Christmas this year.
Yes, it might seem too early right now to plan on getting a Christmas tree, however you know like I do that the holidays creep up on us far too fast. For now, I’m just trying to help you plan ahead, because there is nothing worse than looking for a Christmas tree when:
a) you have no idea who sells them or where they are, because you always had an artificial Christmas tree.
b) you miss getting the pick of the crop because you waited too long. If you procrastinate, you might find yourself stuck with a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, and those are not very fun to decorate!
c) they are all sold out.
I have done the research for you. A very “green” Christmas is easy to pursue – many of these tree farms also sell “living” Christmas trees that are re-plantable! (Don’t forget all of the Christmas decorations and the wreath for the front door.) Here is the list that I came up with (I hope you find a place that suits your needs):
Arboretum On Blue Hill
981 Jamison Road
Elma, NY 14059
(716) 592 2411
Open: Saturdays 10 to 4
Sundays 10 to 4
Boston Hill Nursery, Inc.
7421 Old Lower East Hill Road
Town Of Boston, NY 14033
Field of Dreams Farm
6550 Vermont Hill Road
South Wales, NY 14139
Open: the day after Thanksgiving thru December 19th; 9am to 5pm.
11398 Bolton Road
Springville, NY 14141
Open: Weekends after Thanksgiving 9am to 5.
Highlander Forest – The Christmas Tree Place
11730 Warner Gulf Road
East Concord, NY 14055
Open: November 25 to December 24 10 until dark.
Hill’s Christmas Tree Farm
13214 Belscher Road
Springville, NY 14141
Open: the day after Thanksgiving to December 24, 10 until dark
6600 Strickler Road
Clarence, NY 14031
Open: Thanksgiving to Christmas
Kelkenberg Farm of Akron
12607 Stage Road
Akron, NY 14001
Open: The Last weekend in November
Every weekend in December
Christmas Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday, 12pm to 6pm
7314 Boston State Road
Hamburg, NY 14075
Open: November 24 to December 25, daily 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week
Roth’s Hillside Tree & Produce Farm & Gift Shop
Holland, NY 14080
Open: Starting September: Wednesday thru Sunday: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
November and December: Open daily except Tuesday
Spoth’s Farm Market
5757 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY 14051
Open: 7 days a week, call for hours
Closed after Christmas until May
I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Follow me on AC for more upcoming seasonal events in the area.