Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of Western Nebraska's choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides, hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page! Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites do, this is the most complete and current listing available! Help me keep this page complete and up to date, by reporting any corrections needed or suggesting farms to add!
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If you know of any tree farms I missed and want to add it or correct the information, or provide feedback about a farm or the website , please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more. After Christmas, click here to find how how and where to easily recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree! And to recycle used, broken or old Christmas lights and electronics See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights
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September 2023: Tree supplies are looking good, but expect prices to be WAY up this year. It's always smart to get to the tree farm early and tag or reserve your tree, if they allow it. Many tree farms allow tagging starting in mid-November.
And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt - (www.EasterEggHuntsAndEasterEvents.org) . It's the ONLY website that is updated every Easter for all Easter Egg hunts in the U.S.
Click on Resources above, if you need a county mapCutting a Christmas Tree in the National Forest: Christmas Tree Permits Available (mid November)-- Permits are available for cutting a Ponderosa Pine south of Chadron and east of Deadhorse Road. They can be picked up for $10 from the Pine Ridge Ranger District at the corner of 16th Street and Highway 385, and from the Forest Supervisor's office at 125 North Main Street, both in Chadron.
Cutting a Christmas tree in a national forest is a tradition for many residents of the Rocky Mountain Region. First, locate the forrest nearest you. This link has a easy to use map to find trees you may cut in a national forest in your area . Just hover (position) your mouse over the mouse on that page in your area. Next, you'll need a permit. Call the office of the closest Ranger District to the area you want to cut in to verify that they are offering Christmas tree cutting permits. This link has the contact information for those offices .
Do you know of any Christmas tree farms or other special Christmas and winter events in Western Nebraska? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!