The holiday season has arrived, and what better way to welcome the festivities than by doing a cherished family tradition of choosing and cutting your own holiday tree? From the natural imperfections of the branch to the daily mess of falling needles to the amazing scent that fills your home, it’s these elements that make your holiday truly authentic.
In our county, whether you’re looking for a charming cedar or cozy spruce to adorn your home, you’re spoiled for choice. These farms offer not only an impressive selection of trees but also an opportunity to enjoy the beginning of the festive season surrounded by the scent of fresh pines. Read on to discover the best U-cut tree farms in and around Cobb.
#1 Sleepy Hollow Farm
628 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Opening its gate on November 18th, Sleepy Hollow Farm invites you and your family to have a delightful experience at their Christmas tree farm during this joyful time of the year. At the entrance of the cut-your-own area, you’ll receive a hand saw to chop down your chosen tree. If you need assistance with cutting, you can ask one of their friendly farm staff at the pavilion.
Trees available to cut this year are Virginia Pines, Leyland Cypress, and Carolina Sapphire. Aside from tree-cutting, the farm hosts a few activities which include wagon rides and feeding animal farms. You can also enjoy delicious treats like hot cider and cocoa at their Country Store.
Important details to keep in mind:
- Cut-Your Own is $10-$12 per foot. If it’s over 10 feet, it’s $12 per foot.
- The farm only takes cards and Apple Pay for tree purchases. They don’t take checks or CashApp.
- Admission to the farm ($8/person and children under 2 are free) is CASH ONLY. Admission is only required if you’re not buying a tree.
#2 Coker Tree Farm
2280 Macland Rd, Marietta, GA 30064
For four decades, Coker Tree Farm has been the heart of a beloved holiday tradition, proudly serving the Metro Atlanta area. This family-run choose-and-cut tree farm offers an authentic experience that keeps their loyal customers coming back year after year.
The farm presents a vast selection of Murray Cypress and Carolina Sapphire trees (ranging from 7 to 10 feet in height) and a good supply of premium Fraser and Balsam Firs (ranging from 7 to 12 feet in height) for you to choose from. They provide saws for cutting and also have their elves to shake and bail your tree free of charge.
The tree farm’s opening day is Friday, November 24th. Prices for trees are about $10/ft and about $15/ft for the Firs. Please note that payment methods are cash and check only.
#3 Berry’s Tree Farm
90 Mt Tabor Rd, Covington, GA 30014
Just an hour away from the county seat of Cobb, Berry’s Tree Farm is opening on November 18th with over 5,000 trees to choose from. Trees are priced per foot, and the average choose-and-cut tree ranges from $50 to $75. You have the option to bring your own saw or use the one provided by the farm.
Tree shaking services are offered free of charge, while additional fees apply for snow flocking. Trees available include Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, Murray Cypress, Cedar, Virginia Pines, and Blue Ice.
Besides the trees, this massive winter wonderland offers many activities that set it apart from a retail holiday tree lot or big-box store. These activities include Pictures with Santa, train rides, a petting zoo, field trips, and Santa’s Workshop. For contact and directions, click here.
#4 Kinsey Family Farm
7140 Jot Em Down Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506
Kinsey Family Farm is located approximately 50 miles northeast of Marietta. This family-owned operation provides an exciting and enjoyable atmosphere with its numerous activities that celebrate the season. The 50-acre farm offers several ways to harvest a holiday tree including pre-cut, living trees in containers, and choose-and-cut your own.
Their fields are home to about 800-1000 trees for you to cut down. Each tree is tagged with price and height, ensuring convenience and transparency in your selection. This year will likely include varieties like Murray Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, White Pine, Norway Spruce, Deodar Cedar, and so much more.
Before you take a wagon ride out to the fields to select your ideal tree, you can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, roast marshmallows, and listen to holiday music at the barn. Don’t forget to check out the Harvest Shop for some honey, salsa, jams, jellies, and preserves. For the hours and directions to the farm, click here.
#5 Yule Forest
3565 GA-155 N, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Just around 40 miles south of Cobb, Yule Forest’s Christmas Tree Farm opens on November 18th. Visit them to know why nothing beats the delightful aroma and appearance of a live tree from Yule Forest.
The farm has a wide selection of trees of various sizes and heights to choose from. To make your tree selection as convenient and easy as possible, they provide the tools you need like tree carts and handsaws. On top of that, their dedicated staff can assist you every step of the way and will gladly shake, bail, and securely load your chosen tree onto your vehicle.
Tree prices vary and are based on their fullness and height. They can also flock your chosen tree at an additional cost based on its size. For an extra dash of holiday magic, bring your kids along on weekends to meet Santa and let them have fun at the inflatable play park ($5 per child).
#6 Thompson Tree Farm
1829 Prospect Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Thompson Tree Farm, located in Lawrenceville which is forty-four miles northeast of Marietta is another go-to destination that will open this November 18th. Here, you’ll have varieties of holiday trees, garlands, wreaths, and all the holiday essentials you need to make this year your memorable and best holiday ever.
The magic of the season comes to life as you roam the diverse selection of choose-and-cut trees of the farm. From Carolina Sapphire and Murray Cypress, you’ll find the perfect tree to take home. To make your experience even smoother, the staff will firmly wrap your tree in mesh netting and assist in securing it in your trunk or to your car.
As you browse and choose your tree, enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate and coffee. The farm also allows photographers to hold mini-sessions so you and your family can get those amazing holiday photos at an actual holiday tree farm. However, due to limited parking, appointments are preferred but walk-ins are still welcome.
#7 Bottoms Tree Farm
5880 John Burruss Rd, Cumming, GA 30040
Just an hour’s drive to the northeast of Cobb, Bottoms Tree Farm will kick off its 2023 holiday season on November 18th. This family-owned and operated farm aims to provide everyone with a holiday tree that will last for the season. To make your experience more unforgettable, you can enjoy complimentary hot apple cider and even roast marshmallows over an open fire pit.
With a sprawling selection of over 5,000 choose and cut holiday trees on their fields, you’re bound to find your quintessential centerpiece. Trees are $10 per foot and the available variety for this season includes:
- Leyland Cypress (ranging from 4’ to 10’)
- Virginia Pine (ranging from 5’ to 11’)
- Carolina Sapphire (ranging from 5’ to 9’)
- Deodar Cedar (ranging from 6’ to 8’)
- White Pine (ranging from 4’ to 8’)
The farm also announced that Santa is back this season for free family pictures. They also feature holiday-themed photo spots, hayrides ($5/rider), cornhole games, farm animals, and Santa Snack Shack where you can try their homemade banana nut bread, jams, and jellies. For directions to the farm, click here.
We’re fortunate to have several options when it comes to selecting the ideal holiday tree in and around Cobb. By visiting one of the county’s best tree farms, you’re not only bringing home the best centerpiece for your celebration but you’re also supporting a local farm, many of which have been passed down through generations.