Frequently Asked Questions
12200 Empire Grade
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Q: What are your hours?
A: Crest Ranch is open from 8 Am to 5 Pm 7 days a week during the season. Check our homepage for the first and last days of the season.
Q: Are you open on Thanksgiving?
A: Yes we are open on Thanksgiving and have guests for whom cutting their Christmas Tree on Thanksgiving is a family tradition.
Q: Do you allow dogs?
A: Dogs are always welcome at Crest Ranch. Just ask Rue & Trooper!
Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: No. We accept cash (ATM is available) or checks. Sorry, no credit cards.
Q: Do you have Nobel Firs or Silvertips?
A: There are a few Nobel Fir and Silver tips spread around the ranch. Because those trees don't do well in this climate we prefer to grow the White Fir, which has the same short, stiff needles and spacing between branches.
Q: What is the most fragrant tree on Crest Ranch.
A: The Arizona Cypress
Q: Does is get muddy when it rains?
A: No, it doesn't get muddy when it rains! The soil on Crest Ranch is decomposed granite, which drains very well.
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