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Best Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In Metro Detroit

It's that time of year again, and the holidays will soon be upon us. Check out this list to find the best places to cut your own Christmas tree in the Detroit area.
Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm
4780 Seymour Lake Road
Oxford, MI 48371
(248) 628-8899
www.candycanetreefarm.comCandy Cane Christmas Tree Farm is located up in Oxford, about a 45-minute drive from the city, and it's one of the only farms in the area that uses drip irrigation. The farm was originally started by Frank and Catherine Genovese in 1977, and drip irrigation (which lets them grow more varieties, and the trees have better health and needle retention too) was started in 1998. When you go to get your tree, the farm has bow saws (no need to bring your own) and also provides twine for tying it to your car. The barn has hot cocoa and cider for after you cut down your tree, and the farm accepts cash, checks, VISA, Mastercard and Discover.
Matthes Evergreen Farm
13416 Lulu Road
Ida, MI 48140
(734) 269-2668
www.matthesevergreenfarm.comThe Matthes Evergreen Farm is about a 55-minute drive from Detroit proper, and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The farm is a great atmosphere for kids, as bluebirds, rabbits, turkeys and sometimes deer live there, and you can choose your own Christmas tree, either one you cut yourself or a pre-cut tree. Matthes offers Scotch Pine, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Fraser Fir and other varieties, up to 12 feet tall, and each tree is priced and tagged. The farm also has a Wreath Shop, where you can shop for wreaths and other decorations, and entertainment is provided on the weekends in the farm's heated barn, from 12 to 4 p.m.
Broadview Christmas Tree Farm 
4380 N. Hickory Ridge Road
Highland, MI 48357
(248) 887-8733
www.broadviewtreefarm.comThe Broadview Christmas Tree Farm is located in Highland, three miles north of M-59, and if you want a tree from the farm, you must act fast: it's only open through December 14, 2014, this year. The farm sells Canaan Fir trees, most of which are 6 to 10 feet tall, and is spread out over 118 acres; saws are also provided. Broadview also offers wagon rides, free boughs, a Santa Claus on site (with professional family photos), a warming barn, refreshments and gifts, children's crafts and a petting farm area. Tree prices range from $43 to $60, and some are per foot (tall spruces are $8 per foot).Related: Best Christmas Tree Cutting Experiences Near Detroit
Blake's Orchard and Cider Mill
17985 Armada Center Road
Armada, MI 48005
(586) 784-5343
www.blakefarms.comBlake's and the city of Armada have long been synonymous with cider, but did you know that you can also cut your own Christmas tree on-site? Blake's is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, and will provide you with saws, as well as offer you a (free) wagon ride to its tree fields. Complimentary tree cleaning and wrapping is also available, and you'll receive a cup of hot cider with any tree purchase. Blake's also has lunch items for purchase in its seating area, as well as wreaths and other Christmas accessories. Choose from Balsam or Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, Concolor or Douglas Fir, White Spruce, Scotch Pine or White Pine trees. Blake's is about a 50-minute drive from Detroit.Related: Best Christmas Tree Farms Near Detroit

Liz Parker is a freelance writer and a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature. Her work can be found at and

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