Local Christmas Tree Farms {conejo valley + ventura county}

When do you get your Christmas tree?

The day after Thanksgiving (every year, without fail) my parents would load up the car with all four kids, a big blanket, and a huge roll of twine, and head to a local Christmas tree farm.  Once the first few notes of the Amy Grant Christmas album started playing, everyone knew it was officially Christmas tree time!img_9686

…alright, thanks for letting me have my sappy walk down memory lane.

I know it’s tempting to get a tree at Home Depot (don’t worry, we’ve all done it), but there are a ton of local tree farms in the 805! [And they’re much more Instagram-worthy ;)] But if you do go to Home Depot, you can always purchase a fresh wreath or some pine boughs from a few of these local Christmas tree spots.christmass tree lots - local tree farm - christmas tree - locallove805
If you’re grabbing a Christmas tree this year, here are some great places to pick one up!

Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farms:

Hagle Tree Farm {Somis} :: One of my family’s favorites!  Tons of trees to choose from, and in a cool area away from the crowds.

Mupu Farms Christmas Trees  {Santa Paula} :: A resident pygmy goat and nightly campfires, what more could you ask for?!  [note: Cash only]

Christmas Ranch Tree Farms {Thousand Oaks + Simi Valley} :: Thousand Oaks location offers a fun Jeep ride, and both locations serve free hot chocolate + coffee!  They also participate in the Trees for Troops Program, providing free trees to families of military members stationed away from home.

Fillmore + Western Railway North Pole Express {Fillmore} :: Ride a vintage train to a Christmas tree farm, cut down your tree, and even meet Santa!  Tickets are required, purchase them online.

Santa Paula Christmas Tree Farm :: Exotic animal farm on the weekends (you guys, there’s even a camel that you can ride!) and Santa photo ops!

Prancer’s Christmas Tree Farm {Ventura} :: Petting zoo, Santa, and live music!

Pre-Cut Christmas Tree Lots:

 Big Wave Dave’s Christmas Tree Lot {Moorpark, Camarillo, + Ventura} :: Santa visits December 6, 7, 13, + 14! Also offers delivery service for an additional charge.

Underwood Family Farms {Moorpark} :: Trees are supplied by Big Wave Dave’s Christmas Tree Lot, and although admission is $6/person, it includes visits with Santa, tractor rides, and an animal show!

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Also, no judgment if you’ve got a fake tree — really, there are plenty of reasons to have one, and I’m all about the simplicity.  BUT, if you are on the fence, or feel that getting a fake tree is reducing your carbon footprint, you might want to take a look at these:

  • Real Christmas Trees Benefit the Environment

While they’re growing, real Christmas trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases and emitting fresh oxygen. The farms that grow Christmas Trees stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife while creating scenic green belts.

  • Real Christmas Trees Are Renewable

Real Christmas trees are grown on farms just like any other agricultural crop. To ensure a constant supply, Christmas Tree growers plant one to three new seedlings for every tree they harvest. On the other hand, artificial trees are a petroleum-based product manufactured primarily in Chinese factories. The average family uses an artificial tree for only six to nine years before throwing it away, where it will remain in a landfill for centuries after disposal.

  • Real Christmas Trees Are Recyclable

Real Christmas trees are biodegradable, which means they can be easily reused or recycled for mulch and other purposes.

Want to show off your Christmas tree or decor?  Got an Insta-worthy pic at a tree farm/lot?  We want to see it!  Tag us @LocalLove805 and #LL805 so we can check it out!

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xx, Your Team {LL805}

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