By Chris Hendrickson, Monitor
It’s not too late to get your Christmas tree all set up and decorated in time for the holiday. Whether you want to hunt down the perfect tree and cut it yourself or pick one that’s already been tucked and trimmed, here are some suggestions on where to find a Christmas tree in the Sky Valley.
North Cascades Nursery
Located just west of Gold Bar by the ski fence, Jake Sharpe’s nursery offers fresh cut trees and is open Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
38511 U.S. 2, Sultan, WA 98294
Stockings Garden and Nursery
Located in Sultan just south of U.S. 2, family-owned Stockings Garden and Nursery is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Stockings has fresh-cut trees in three varieties; Noble, Douglas and Nordmann. They also feature holly, ready-made wreaths and locally-made fresh spiced cider. Stop by and enjoy the nightly bonfires.
29900 Fern Bluff Rd., Monroe, WA 98272
Pine Creek Farms and Nursery
Pine Creek Farms in Monroe features both “u-cut” and freshly cut trees for your selection. They are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Owned by Paul and Gwen Sayers, Pine Creek is a family-owned and operated nursery located south of U.S. 2 on Sofie Road, southeast of the Reptile Zoo. They also offer wreaths and other holiday gifts, plus daily wreath-making classes which are ongoing until Christmas Eve.
23225 Sofie Rd., Monroe, WA 98272
West Coast Nursery
If you prefer a live tree, West Coast has a large variety including Noble, Alpine, Frasier, Serbian Spruce and many others. They are located just south of Monroe on Highway 203. Their hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed on Sundays.
18720 SR 203, Monroe, WA 98272
Sleigh Bells Christmas Trees
The selection at Sleigh Bells “u-cut” tree farm includes Noble, Douglas, Shasta, Grand and Nordmann. They are open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed weekdays. Sleigh Bells features weekend bonfires, tractor rides and hot chocolate.
25231 Ben Howard Rd., Monroe, WA 98272
Hemstrom Valley “U-Cut” Tree Farm
Family-owned Hemstrom’s is located on 150 acres in Granite Falls. While there, customers are encouraged to walk around and enjoy their grove which includes thousand-year-old trees. They are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until dusk, and weekdays by appointment only. The Christmas tree selection includes; Noble, Nordmann, Turkish, Shasta and Colorado Blues. You can bring the whole family, including your four-legged critters, provided you utilize a leash. Cash or check only, please.
4329 Robe-Menzel Rd., Granite Falls, WA 98252