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Best Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In The OC Area

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The holiday season is here and looking for the right Christmas tree should be a fun and enjoyable project for all. Even though it is difficult to believe that winter has arrived in Southern California because of the incredible weather, investing in a natural tree this Christmas can make all the difference. There are locations that buy artificial trees that replicate the traditional evergreen conifer, but for those who prefer the natural trees, there are several Christmas tree farms throughout the Orange County area that will have the perfect and ideal tree. Here are the best places in Orange County to hand pick trees for the holidays.

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Peltzer Pines Brea Tree Farm
3400 Rose Drive
Brea, CA 92823
(714) 649-9251

Choose your very own Christmas tree this holiday season at Peltzer Pines where pricing is determined according to the quality, size and height of the tree. The Brea farm has a large quantity of beautiful trees with more than 3,800 available to purchase. Offered at the farm is the dark green long-needled Monterey Pine trees which are very fragrant and take four years to be ready for a holiday season. Additionally, the Leyland Cypress are available on the farm and bring an "Old World" charm to the holidays.

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Richfield Pines
5392 Richfield Road
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 253-7581

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at the Richfield Pines. A Christmas tradition for many local families since 1977, the farm has more than 10 acres of fresh and fragrant Monterrey Pines. Offering trees in all sizes that range from 15 feet to 26 feet, you are free to roam the farm to find the right tree for your holiday cheer. The family-owned farm was an inspiration from a family that was looking to keep the connection between the father and his children.

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Mountain Pines Christmas Tree Farm
29932 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 364-1270

Located just off the 5 freeway between Avery and Junipero Serra, Mountain Pines is a tree farm that is a great place for a family to choose the right tree for their home. The family-owned business offers trees including the Leyland Cypress and the Monterey Pine. The Leyland Cypress is popular and sought after with its various shades of dark and light branches, while the California native tree, Monterey Pine, comes with long needles with a pleasant fragrance and proves to be a favorite among the locals in the Orange County area. Pre-cut trees are also available and provided from a farm in Oregon.

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Richfield Pines Christmas Tree Farm
5392 Richfield Rd
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 528-7866

With acres of live, fresh, fragrant Monterrey Pines, Richfield Pines sells trees up to 26 feet tall and is the place to go in Orange County for live, fresh and fragrant Christmas Trees. Trees can be reserved by calling in advance, or you can pick out your tree early and ask to have it cut at a later date when you are ready for it. This family-friendly farm is best experienced with children in tow, as candy canes are happily offered. Homemakers always enjoy the bonus of free boughs and other fresh green trim with the purchase of a tree.

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Elle Toussi is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on
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