It’s time to deck the halls and trim the tree! If you love the experience of cutting your own live tree, Chattanooga has many Christmas tree farms for your family to explore.
How will you decorate your tree this year?
As you get ready to set up your tree this year, will you be considering a real tree to hang your memories on? If so, keep a few things in mind as you head out:
- Measure. Be sure to keep in mind that a tree in an open field is bigger than it looks! Its size will be greater the minute it comes through your door. Do yourself a favor and don’t “eyeball” the tree or your space. Take a pocket measuring tape and be sure to have dimensions.
- Make it an experience. Load up the car with blankets and mugs, and make a day of your tree hunt. Many of the tree farms have activities, hot chocolate and even Santa! Allow plenty of time to enjoy the adventure. Be sure to snap pictures so you have them year after year!
- Be prepared. Call ahead for availability, hours and to see what you may need to bring with you. Ask about credit cards or whether they take cash only. Do you need tools to cut the tree or do they offer pre-cut trees? Ask if they have rooted trees for replanting. Knowing ahead of time what to expect will help you be prepared and make the day fun.
A note: If you can’t get in touch with a farm, consider your next choice. They typically shut down when the trees are gone, or they may not be open every year as their crop replenishes. Be sure to confirm availability before making the trip.
As you head out to make your own Christmas tree adventure traditions, here are some local farms that have offered wonderful selections year after year.
2022 Chattanooga Christmas Tree Farms
Cove Christmas Tree Farm – This popular spot isn’t selling trees this year, but they will be using their farm for holiday pictures.
654 Kensington Rd
Chickamauga, GA 30707
Raulston Acres Christmas Tree Farm – Opening on November 19th, this farm is a popular spot for North Georgia residents. It has a beautiful gift shop on site where you can get some Christmas presents!
2572 Georgia 95
Rock Springs, GA 30739
Kittle Christmas Tree Farm – This farm in Ringgold has a variety of Christmas trees for you to choose from. Their season starts on November 19th.
985 Salem Valley Road
Ringgold, GA 30736
Weaver Tree Farms – While you can’t cut your own tree here, they offer a wide variety of pre-cut Christmas trees for your family to enjoy. Their location in Red Bank is also very convenient for downtown Chattanoogans.
308 Signal Mountain Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Christmas Carroll Tree Farm – Located in Lafayette, GA, this farm has many tree styles to offer.
7206 Highway 95
LaFayette, GA 30728
Santa Land Christmas Tree Farm – Also located in Lafayette, GA, this farm opens its gates on Thanksgiving Day.
2574 Concord Road
LaFayette, GA 30728
Campbell’s Christmas Tree Farm – This farm is located in Harrison, TN. They open on November 25th.
7503 Walnut Hills Drive
Harrison, Tennessee 37341
Other Christmas Tree Farms in East Tennessee and North Georgia:
Bluebird Christmas Tree Farm
985 Brushy Valley Road
Heiskell, TN 37754
(865) 599-3522 or (865) 457-5682
Little Mountain Tree Farm
3186 Griffith Road
Pikeville, TN 37367
Wheeler’s Tree Farm
1144 Dogwood Valley Road
Tunnel Hill, GA 30755
Camps Christmas Forest
415 Kile Rd
Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874
Entrance at the corner of Kile Rd & Church Rd