A bearded man carries an axe over to a pine tree in the deep wilderness of Maryland.

Where can I chop down my own Christmas tree on the Delmarva Peninsula?

Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree near Salisbury, MD

If you don’t have your tree yet, and are the kind of person who likes to “get your hands dirty,” so to speak, we’ve got some good news: there are still places open right up to Christmas Eve here on the Delmarva Peninsula where you can go to chop down your own tree. Or, you can also just pick out a pre-cut tree, or choose one and have them cut it, or several other options. The point is, you can still get your tree, and however you prefer to obtain it.

Read on to bless your mind database with the knowledge of a few choice Christmas tree farms adorning Maryland’s eastern shore.

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Cawley Family Farm

  • When? Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; make appointments for other days through their website.
  • Where? 24320 Willow Pond Road, Denton, MD

At Cawley Family farm, you can cut the tree down yourself, have them cut the tree you choose, or just pick out a pre-cut tree. You can even get a living tree to plant later, or take a tree that is “baled.” However you like to take your Christmas tree, they can probably accommodate.

Besides trees, the Cawleys provide handmade Christmas Wreaths that are made daily with fresh greens from the farm. They also make a few interesting items on request, including custom-made horse heads, crosses and grave blankets.

Simmons’ Christmas Trees

  • When? Saturdays and Sundays only, until Christmas; 9 am until 5 pm.
  • Where? 26004 Still Pond Neck Road, Still Pond, MD

If Still Pond is closer to your neck of the woods, Simmons’ Christmas Trees may be calling your name. Like the farm above, you can choose to chop one down yourself, take a pre-cut, or get a balled and burlapped living tree. Additional amenities include wreaths, white pine rope, and beverages.

Pine Valley Christmas Trees

  • When? Open until December 23rd; Monday through Friday, 9 am until 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm.
  • Where? 361 Fairview Road, Elkton, MD

Our final selection is located right at the head of Chesapeake Bay (for exact directions, visit their website through the link above). In addition to your usual tree options, they offer tabletop trees, white pine roping, and fresh Fraser fir and boxwood wreaths. They also have a Christmas shop that sells all the necessary tree accessories. All visitors get to enjoy complimentary hot cider and hot chocolate.

Pine Valley specializes in Fraser Fir trees, but they also grow Douglas Fir, White Pine, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir and Concolor Fir.

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