Christmas Tree Permits SOLD OUT - but No Worries
From the Forest Service:
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Christmas tree permits are sold out. Both the North and South Shore offices ran out of permits today, December 4, 2013. In mid-November, 2,500 permits were issued on a first-come, first- served basis. No additional permits will be authorized for this season.
Permit sales in the Lake Tahoe Basin began in 2003, and over the years the program has grown in popularity. Harvesting smaller diameter trees offer a traditional holiday experience while helping to thin the forest.
What to do? Buy from a local tree farm...
APPLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TREES2721 Mace Road, Camino
(530) 644-1396 OR (530) 644-2475
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: From Hwy 50, 8 miles east of Placerville, take Cedar Grove exit (Exit 54) to Pony Express, to Mace Road. Farm is 3/4 of a mile north on the right hand side of Mace Road.
Type of trees: White Fir, Doug Fir, Scotch Pine, Silver Tip, Sequoia and Incense Cedar.
Amenities: Packaging available. Apples, cider, walnuts and apple pies. Picnic tables and easy walking trails.
Hours: OPEN M-F Noon to DARK, Weekends 12 - Dusk, weekends 9am - Dusk
ARDENCAPLE FOREST CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Norm and Dottie McCalley
2580 Andler Road, Placerville
Location: From Hwy 50, take Placerville Drive turnoff, continue to Cold Springs Road and follow 1 mile to Andler Road just beyond Westwood Hills Memorial Park (cemetery).
Type of trees: Doug Fir; White Fir, Incense Cedar.
Amenities: Candy canes and picnic area.
Hours: OPEN 9:00am to 4:00pm, Closed Mondays.
BARKLEY RANCH TREE FARM
2836 Barkley Rd, Camino
M/A: PO Box 173, Camino, CA 95709
White Fir Beautiful white fir in the heart of Apple Country
Hours: Open weekends 9am to dark
BOA VISTA ORCHARDS
Location: 5 miles East of Placerville. From Hwy 50 left at Carson Rd., turn off. Left 1 1/2 miles on Carson Rd. to farm.
Type of trees: White Fir, Doug Fir
OPEN Weekends 9:00am to 5:00pm
CARSON RIDGE EVERGREENS
Location: 5 miles east of Placerville. From Hwy 50, take Carson Road turn off, then 1/4 mile west on Carson Road to farm.
Type of trees: White Fir, Doug Fir. Limited supply of Silver Tip.
Amenities: Fresh wreaths, candy canes, paved walkway.
Hours: Open weekends 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
CEDAR RAVINE TREE FARM
The Schoennauer Family
5240 Cedar Ravine Road, Placerville
Location: 5 miles from Placerville on Cedar Ravine Road, which starts at the monument on Main Street in Placerville.
Type of trees: White Fir, Doug Fir, Cedar and Pine.
Amenities: Enjoy our homey atmosphere with free packaging, boughs, candy canes and hot cider!
Hours: Daily 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
CRYSTAL CREEK TREE FARM
Location: From Hwy 50 take the exit towards the picturesque town of Camino. Go 1/2 block to historic Cable Rd., turn left on Cable Rd. and proceed 1 and 3/4 miles to the farm.
Type of trees: Doug Fir, White fie, Red fir (Silver tip), Blue Spruce, Swift Silver, Nordman, Noble Firs, Scotch pine, Grand fir.
Amenities: We offer a wooded setting with 13 acres of trees. Ample parking, with picnic area, trails, trout pond, and farm fresh hand made wreaths.
Cash or check only
Hours: Open November 23rd to December 24th, 9:30 A.M. to dusk.
DAVIS CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
7600 Fairplay Rd., Fairplay
Types of trees: White Fir; Doug Fir; Noble Fir; Sequoia; Cedar
Amenities: 3 ft. - 50 ft. trees on 7 acres. Wreaths. Credit cards accepted.
Hours: Open weekends 9am till dark. Weekdays by appointment.
DEER PARK RANCH CHRISTMAS TREES
Location: From El Dorado, go 7 miles south on HWY 49. Turn left on Sand Ridge Road, go 2.7 miles, turn left on Sand Ridge Court and follow signs. Douglas fir. Free coffee, juice, candy canes and cookies. Warm barn and picnic area.
Types of trees: Doug Fir
Amenities: Free coffee, juice, candy canes, cookies. Warm barn & picnic area
Hours: Open 9am to dusk.
DEUTSCH'S UNION MINE PINES
Bob & Roz Deutsch
7349 Union Mine Rd, El Dorado
M/A: PO Box 502 El Dorado
530-620-4088 | 919-961-7774
Directions: From El Dorado go 6 miles on Hwy. 49, turn left at the south end of Union Mine Road, follow signs. From Plymouth, go north 8 miles on Hwy. 49, turn right at Union Mine Road
Types of Trees: Doug Fir; Monterey Pine; Scotch Pine; Cedar
Amenities: Check out our low prices! Antique farm equipment, gold mining tools, Nativity scene & life size Santa.
Hours: Open Friday to Sunday 10am to 4 pm
FIGOR TREE FARM
Gary and Norma Figor
3160 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville
Location: 6 miles east of Diamond Springs on Pleasant Valley Road across from Gold Oak School.
Type of trees: White Fir, Doug Fir, Silver Tip, Sequoia, Spruce and other varieties.
Amenities: Plenty of parking. Wholesale Available.
Hours: 9am to Dusk.
FUDGE FACTORY FARM
Ren & Jean Reinders
2860 High Hill Rd, Placerville
Types of trees: White Fir; Doug Fir; Canaan Fir; Pine
Ameneties: Children's play area, candy factory, candy making workshop; Check our website & Facebook for special offers
Hours: Open daily 9am to 5pm
HARRIS TREE FARM
Location: 10 miles east of Placerville. From Hwy 50, take first Pollock Pines turnoff; go right on Pony Express Trail to Blair Road. 1 mile north on Blair Road.
Type of trees: White Fir; Silver Tip; Doug Fir; Cedar; Noble Fir; Pine
Amenities: Natural woods picnic area, ample parking, crisp mountain apples, cider, Apple turnovers and Apple Pies.
Hours: OPEN DAILY.
HIDDEN CANYON TREE FARM
Tom & Shirley Harshman
3500 Newtown Road, Placerville
(530) 622-6760 OR (530) 622-1472
Location: From Hwy 50, take Point View turnoff to Broadway, turn left. Broadway becomes Newtown Road. Continue past mobile home park 3/4 of a mile to large, white and red Hidden Canyon sign.
Type of trees: White Fir, Doug Fir, Silver Tip, Sequoia and Cedar.
Amenities: Local honey, firewood, early sales by appointment only
Hours: OPEN DAILY 9:00 am to DARK
HIGH SIERRA IRIS and WEDDING GARDENS
Location: From Hwy 50 - take Carson Road turn-off. Turn left onto Carson Road. Right on North Canyon Road 1 1/2 miles. Turn left on Hassler Road 1/2 mile on left to farm.
Type of trees: Colorado Blue Spruce; Noble Fir; Silver Fir; Frasier Fir; White Fir; Sequoia
Amenities: Beautiful handmade wreaths, picnic tables, weekday sales by appt. only
Hours: OPEN 9:00am to 5:00pm, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. Weekdays by appointment only.
HILLSIDE TREE FARM
Location: From Hwy 50 (approx. 4 miles), take Schnell School Road turnoff, left to Carson Road. Right 3 1/2 miles, then left on North Canyon Road. 1/2 mile to farm on left.
Type of trees: White Fir; Doug Fir; Silver Tip; Noble Fir; Fraser Fir
Amenities: FREE Packaging. FREE Hot cidar. Nobel Wreathes. Train and Pony rides, (weekends only, weather permitting).
OPEN the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving, Daily - 830am to 430pm
INDIAN ROCK TREE FARM
Home of Trees for Troops!!
Location: From Camino, go north on Larsen Drive 1 mile, then left on North Canyon Rd., 1 2/3 miles to the Indian Rock.
Type of trees: White Fir; Doug Fir; Silver Tip; Cedar; Pine; Exotic True Firs
Large Silver Tip trees available from the High Sierra's.
Amenities: Picnicking, wreaths, gift shop. Packaging available.
Hours: OPEN DAILY 8:30am to DARK thru December 24th.
Come back after the holiday for Catch and Release Fly Fishing, January thru November.
JIM AND MARY'S TREE FARM
Location: 5 miles North of Placerville on Highway 49, right turn on Woodridge Road, 1/2 mile in on the right. Follow the signs to parking.
Type of trees: Doug Fir; Scotch Pine; Incense Cedar
Amenities: Price includes wrapping and tax. Bring the family, superb choice from 4ft to 9ft trees: choose & cut, great views, and great host! Mules also love a cookie (horse kind!).
Hours: OPEN Open November 23 through December 16
Tues - Sat 9am - 4pm | Sun - noon to 4pm | Mon - By Appointment
KENNY, HARRY and HEIDI’S TREE FARM
Location: On Hwy 193, 5 miles South of Georgetown. A tree farm with old fashioned charm.
Type of trees: Doug Fir; White Fir; Colorado Blue Spruce
Amenities: Kid's life size toy wooden train. Bring your lunch and enjoy the Pond. Free candy canes, hot chocolate, coffee, hot apple cider and Packaging.
Hours: OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY, 9:00am to DARK.
LEVI'S TREE FARM
Location: From Hwy 50 take Camino exit; go straight cross Carson Road to tree farm entrance.
Type of trees: Doug Fir, White Fir, Red Fir
We accept cash or check
Hours: Open daily 9am to dusk
McGEE’S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Location: 5 miles east of Placerville, From Hwy 50, take Carson Road exit. Left on Carson Road. 1/4 mile.
Type of trees: White Fir, Doug Fir, Noble, Silvertip and Canaan Fir.
Amenities: 20 Acres. Handicap friendly.
Tall precut White Fir for outside display. Fresh wreaths. Apples and hot cider next door. Price includes tax and packaging.
Hours: OPEN M-F 10:00am - 4pm, Sat-Sun 8am - Dusk. Early sales by appointment
O'HALLORANS APPLE TRAIL RANCH
Pat and Donna O'Halloran
2261 Cable Road, Camino
Location: From Hwy. 50 take exit to Camino, turn left on Cable Road. Proceed 1 1/4 miles to the farm.
Type of trees: Silver Tip and White Fir.
Amenities: Apples, Apple juice, crafts, picnic area and nature trail.
Hours: OPEN DAILY
OMO RANCH TREE FARM
Bruce and Adrienne Ligon
7975 Slug Gulch Road, Omo Ranch, CA
Location: From Sacramento, take Jackson Hwy E-16 through Plymouth, River Pines, Mt. Aukum to Omo Ranch Road; follow signs to farm.
Types of Trees: White Fir, Doug Fir and Cedar. 200 acres of plantation and natural stands. Secluded picnic and barbecue sites.
Amenities: Fresh wreaths and gift shop.
OPEN 10 AM to 5 PM. FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY. CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS ONLY.
POVERTY HILL TREE FARM
Dale Fluckey and Greg Fluckey
1010 Poverty Hill Drive, Placerville
Website: Poverty Hill
Location: 7/10 mile north of Hwy 50 on Bedford Avenue, then 1/4 mile east on Poverty Hill Drive.
Type of trees: Colorado Blue-Spruce, Norway Spruce, Doug Fir, White Fir, and Sequoia.
Amenities: Next to Gold Bug Park and Gold Bug Mine. Price includes tax and packaging.
Hours: OPEN Friday –Sunday 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
PRENDEROSA TREE FARM
Location: 1 Mile south of El Dorado on Hwy. 49. turn left on China Hill Rd. Follow signs to farm.
Type of trees: Doug Fir, Scotch Pine, Cedar, Sequoia, Spruce and others. "Fresh Cut". Noble and Nordmann Fir displayed in water.
Amenities: Wreaths, accessories and refreshments. Warm fire and music. Packaging available.
Hours: OPEN WEEKDAYS NOON to 5pm, WEEKENDS 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
ROBERTS TREE FARMS2561 Mace Road, Camino
Location: From Hwy 50, 8 miles east of Placerville, take Cedar Grove turn off, right on Pony Express Trail, one mile to Mace Road. Farm is one mile down Mace.
Type of trees: Douglas Fir and White Fir.
Hours: OPEN 9:30am to DUSK.
ROBERTS TREE FARMS
5645 Gilmore Road, Pollock Pines
Location: 10 miles east of Placerville. From Hwy 50, take first Pollock Pines turnoff; right on Pony Express Trail, left on Gilmore Road; go 1 block.
Type of trees: White Fir, Doug Fir and Scotch Pine
Hours: OPEN DAILY 9:30am to DUSK
SECRET RAVINE FARM
2740 Mace Road, Camino
Location: 8 miles east of Placerville. From Hwy. 50 (eastbound), take the Cedar Grove exit (54). Left under the highway. Right on Pony Express Trail then 1 mile to Mace Road. Left on Mace Road then 3/4 miles to farm at the corner of Crystal Springs & Mace Road.
Type of trees: You-cut Silver Tip, Blue Spruce and White Fir
Amenities: Cash and Checks only. Netting included. Warming Fire.
Hours: Open Saturday and Sunday 9am to dusk.
Early sales and week days by appointment
SIERRA MAGNIFICA CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
George & Sherry Carruthers
2500 Hassler Rd. Placerville
(530) 622-0203 | (530) 409-1538
Location: From Hwy 50 take Point View Drive turn left. Follow Jacquier Rd. to Carson Rd. turn right. Follow Carson Rd. to Union Ridge Rd. turn left. Turn right on Hassler Rd. at stop sign. Follow Hassler Rd. across Fruitridge Rd. to first driveway on right to top of hill.
Types of Trees: Silver Tip,Douglas Fir,White Fir, Swift Silver
Amenities: Fresh wreaths, packing available. Free greenery & hot drinks. Cash or check
Hours: Open everyday 9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
SILVER FOREST TREE FARM
4041 Rontree Lane, Somerset
Location: On E-16, between Somerset and Mt. Aukum, turn east on Fairplay Road, go 3/4 mile, turn right on Rontree Lane, follow signs.
Types of trees: White Fir, Red Fir, Doug Fir and Scotch Pine.
All weather roads. Easy walking trails, picnic area, boughs, coffee, and "kiddie treats". Packaging available. Ample parking for cars and busses.
OPEN DAILY 9AM to 4PM
Terry & Wendy Silverthorn
3099 North Canyon Road, Camino
E-mail address: email@example.com
Location: From Carson Rd. turn north on to North Canyon Road.
Type of trees: White Fir
Amenities: Family run Christmas tree farm with many beautiful tall trees. Come meet our family!
Hours: Open weekends after Thanksgiving 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. until sold out.
SMART’S CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Jim and Michelle Piazza
4401 Pony Express Trail, Camino
(530) 644-0829 |( 530) 401-4019
Close easy access from Hwy 50. 14 Scenic acres with gentle terrain. Pristine non-stump culture trees nurtured from seedlings. You choose & cut or we cut.
Location: 8 miles east of Placerville. From Hwy 50, take Exit 54, turn left under freeway, right on Pony Express Trail. Farm is 1/4 mile on left.
Type of trees: Silver Tip, Noble Fir, White Fir and Doug Fir
Amenities: Snackbar, wreaths, crafts, picnic area. Free candy canes. Cash, checks, MC & Visa
Hours: OPEN daily. Mon. - Fri. 11am til dusk, Sat. & Sun 9am til dusk.
Visa, MC & Debit accepted
SUNDANCE TREE FARM
Location: 1/2 mile north of Hwy 50 on El Dorado Road, then left on Sundance Trail. 1/3 mile on right.
Type of trees: Doug Fir and Scotch Pine.
Amenities: Packaging available.Hours: OPEN DAILY 9:00am to 4:00pm.
TWIN PINES CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Joe and Maryann Steiner
5150 Twin Pines Loop
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Hwy. 193, 3 miles south of Georgetown. Turn at sign on Twin Pines Loop.
Type of trees: French Pine, Doug Fir, Sequoia, White Fir, Blue Spruce.
Amenities: Picnic tables , refreshments.
Hours: 9am to Dusk