A Step by Step Guide to Your Search for an Awesome Christmas Tree
You've made it to the top of Ben Lomond Mountain!
Step 1: Parking
When you arrive you will be directed to park by our friendly staff. Once parked, look for the office. Remember, if you need help with anything during your visit, just ask! We're here to help.
Step 2: Grab a saw
The saws are always free to use and are located near the office/register. Tree carts are available for ease of bringing your tree in from the field.
Step 3: Find your tree.
Search our beautiful acreage for the perfect tree. Have a particular tree type or size in mind? Our staff will be able to point you in the right direction.
Step 4: Cut Smart For the Next Generation
Once you've found your tree, find a place on the trunk, just above the bottom greenery, to begin your cut. Remember to leave enough of a stump to put into your Christmas tree stand. You will be leaving some greenery on the stump so it can continue to generate trees for years to come! Check out our Growing section to see how we regenerate trees from the same stump year after year!
Step 5: Cut Your Tree
Saw perpendicular to the trunk. Let the whole family join in for a great photo opportunity.
Step 6: Measure and Checkout
Bring your tree to the office to be measured & paid for. Prices are based on a 5-foot minimum tree. If you are looking for a tree that is less than 5 feet tall, pre-cut tabletop trees are available, already on the stand.
Step 7: Wrapping
Have your tree wrapped in netting for free. This makes the tree easy and safe to transport. Just snip it off at home after your tree is in the stand & in your house. (recycle netting by placing in a milk jug).
Step 8: Packing Up
Load your tree into your car. Twine is also available for free, for you to secure your tree to your car.
Step 9: At Home
When you get home the cut on your tree may be be sealed with dry sap. Trim off an additional 1/2 inch and put immediately in water. Water your tree daily.
Decorate and enjoy!