12 Tree Farms
1. Apple Country Christmas Trees
2721 Mace Road, Camino, 530-644-2475, applecountrychristmastrees.com
A family-fun atmosphere makes Apple Country Christmas Trees a popular spot for locals. They’ve got hot apple cider, picnic tables and a variety of shapes and sizes of trees, which are all priced at $60.
2. Bambi’s Christmas Trees at Zittel Farms
6781 Oak Avenue, Folsom, 916-989-2633, zittelfarms.com
Zittel Farms is the last working family farm in Folsom, and welcomes Bambi’s Christmas Trees to their farm every December. Although you won’t be able to chop down your tree, you’ll be among a selection of 2,000-plus evergreens, and even have the option of getting it flocked and delivered.
3. Deer Park Ranch
3201 Sand Ridge Court, El Dorado, 530-620-3886, deerparkranch.net
Choose and cut your own tree at Deer Park Ranch where tree netting is included in your purchase. Also on the house are offerings such as coffee, apple juice, candy canes and cookies.
4. Harris Tree Farm
2640 Blair Road, Pollock Pines, 530-644-2194, harristreefarm.com
Not only does Harris Tree Farm have an ample selection of trees, they also offer pies, jams, hot apple cider, tamales and more at their bake shop, Irene’s Kitchen.
5. Indian Rock Ranch
3800 North Canyon Road, Camino, 520-622-4087, indianrocktreefarm.com
Cut down your own tree from Indian Rock Ranch’s 13-acre property where you can also peruse their gift shop and explore the Gold Rush-era mine on site.
6. Little Bear Tree Farm
960 Meadow Road, Alta, 530-389-8989, littlebeartreefarm.com
Offerings at Little Bear Tree Farm include homegrown trees, as well as pre-cut trees and wreaths. Additionally, you’ll find fudge, hot cocoa, ornaments and more in their gift shop.
7. McGee Christmas Tree Farm
3131 Carson Road, Placerville, 530-644-4731, mcgeechristmastreefarm.net
McGee Christmas Tree Farm prides themselves on being eco-friendly, as they allow new trees to grow from ones that have been cut through stump culturing. They have 20 acres full of a variety of trees, and include tax and packaging in their pricing.
8. Pine Valley Ranch
10680 Kemper Road, Auburn, 530-885-3005
Located on a picturesque farm, Pine Valley Ranch offers both cut-your-own and pre-cut Christmas trees, as well as a variety of homemade crafts in their shop.
9. Prenderosa Christmas Tree Farms
1060 First Right Road, El Dorado, 916-873-2713, 530-626-1951, chooseandcut.com/prenderosa
Prenderosa offers choose-and-cut trees, pre-cut trees, potted trees and wreaths, all among a warm fire and music. Be sure to indulge in candy canes, marshmallows and cider while you’re there!
10. Rapetti Farms
2585 Fruitridge Road, Camino, 530-622-7229, applehillchristmastrees.com
Rapetti Farms hand-prunes each tree making them perfect for showcasing in your home. All trees are grown on the ranch, most sold as choose-and-cut, but they sell their pre-cut, magnificent Nordmann firs as well.
11. Snowy Peaks Tree Farm
30100 Foresthill Road, Foresthill, 530-367-3766, snowypeaksfarm.com
Once you’ve cut your own tree, or picked a pre-cut one, enjoy a complimentary cup of hot chocolate and a candy cane and take pictures with their Christmas scene. For a small fee, you can also ride on their horse-drawn carriage or roast s’mores around the bonfire.
12. The Flower Farm
4150 Auburn Folsom Road, Loomis, 916-652-5650, flowerfarminn.com
Although you won’t be able to cut down your tree here, you can pick out a pre-cut noble fir. Bonus: A portion of tree sales go to Del Oro High School’s track and cross country programs, as high school athletes are the volunteer elves.