Pining over where to find the best tree for your gifts? Roam these fields to find your idea of pine tree perfection. Don’t forget to wear warm clothes, gloves and a solid pair of walking shoes. Most farms don’t allow chain saws, but many provide handsaws, or you can bring your own. Also, if you want to bring the puppy, best to call and ask if it’s OK.
Carter Christmas Tree Farm
123 N. Country Rd., Miller Place, cartertreefarm.org, 631-331-4699.
Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat-Sun. beginning Nov. 17.
Selection: Scotch pine, white spruce, blue spruce and Norway spruce ranging from 4 to 9 feet. Bring a handsaw or borrow one; no power saws. Bring a sturdy rope. Wreaths and roping available.
Fee: Prices vary.
Elwood Pumpkin Farm
1500 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington, 631-368-8626, elwoodpumpkinfarm.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-dark, Nov. 23-Christmas Eve.
Selection: Douglas fir, Fraser fir, Norway spruce, blue spruce and white pine. Bring a handsaw to cut your tree (no power saws). Netting and ropes provided to tie down tree.
Fee: $13-$20 a foot.
Dart's Christmas Tree Farm
2355 Main Bayview Rd., Southold,dartschristmastreefarm.com, 631-765-4148.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Nov. 23- Christmas Eve.
Selection: Fraser fir and Douglas fir. Help available. Living Christmas trees to plant later, homemade wreaths and snacks available, free hayrides on weekends.
Santa visits from noon to 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Credit cards accepted.
Fee: Call or check website.
Lewin Farms / Baiting Hollow Nurseries
Fresh Pond Avenue, Calverton, 631-929-4327, lewinfarm.com
Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily Nov. 23-late Dec., arrive by 3:30 p.m. to cut; weather permitting.
Selection: Blue spruce, Douglas fir, white pine, Norway spruce and others. Handsaw provided with $5 deposit or bring your own; power saws allowed. Netting and rope provided to tie down tree. Tractor ride around farm, restroom on site.
Fee: $40-$60 per tree, all types and sizes.
Paul's Lawn & Landscape Services and Christmas Tree Farm
Paul's Lawn & Landscape Services and Christmas Tree Farm, 240 Frowein Rd., Center Moriches., 631-236-6716 or 631-878-8645.
Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Nov. 24-Christmas Eve.
Selection: Norway spruce, blue spruce, white spruce, Eastern red cedar, white/concolor fir and white pine. Handsaw provided, no power saws. Live Christmas trees for planting later, Christmas store with wreaths, roping, blankets for purchase. Golf cart to drop off and pick up. Helpers available and free netting and tree tied down to your car. Free hot chocolate and popcorn.
Fee: $10 a foot; blue spruce and concolor fir $12 a foot; cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
Matt's Christmas Tree Farm
305 Weeks Ave., Manorville, mattschristmastreefarm.com, 631-875-1465
Hours 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed.-Mon. Nov. 23-Christmas Eve, closed Tue.
Selection: Norway spruce, blue spruce, white spruce, Balsam fir and white/concolor fir; more than 10,000 trees from 2 to 14 feet. Bow saw provided or bring your own chain saw. Live Christmas trees for planting later, wreaths and tree stands available for purchase. Santa visits most weekends, noon-4 p.m. (call ahead). Dogs allowed on leash; restrooms available
Fee: $13 a foot, except blue spruce, $17 a foot; cash only.
Santa's Christmas Tree Farm
30105 Main Rd. and Depot Lane, Cutchogue, 631-734-8641, santaschristmastreefarm.com
Hours: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. daily.
Selection: Trees at various heights, Colorado blue spruce, concolor fir, Fraser fir and Douglas fir. Handsaws provided or bring your own (no powers saws). Help available. Santa visits weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve. Christmas store with wreaths, blankets, kissing balls, roping and swags. Free Santa Express hayride around farm; live reindeer, popcorn, hot chocolate with whipped cream, mulled cider and picnic tables. Musicians and carolers throughout season. Free educational tours to schools and Scouts. Tailgating, motorcycles and RVs welcome.
Fee: $85 a tree, up to 8 feet; taller trees as marked.
Shamrock Christmas Tree Farm
20685 Main Rd., Mattituck, 631-298-4118, 631-298-4619 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily Nov. 23-Christmas Eve. Selection Douglas and Fraser firs, handsaws provided, no power saws. Helpers available. Trees netted and tied to car. Living Christmas trees for planting later, Christmas shop with wreaths, boughs, roping and more. Take a 14-minute train ride (fee) around farm (weather permitting) and antique sled display. Wine tasting, snacks and fresh oysters available for purchase; restroom, picnic area with large firepit. Santa visits noon to 5 p.m. every Sat. and Sun. weather permitting (call ahead). No pets allowed. Fee $80 all cut-your-own trees; train ride $5 a person.
ZUHOSKI FARMS, 11825 Oregon Rd., Cutchogue, 631-734-5036, Hours Main location: 9:30 a.m.-dusk, Nov. 23 and Sat.-Sun. Nov. 24-Christmas Eve. Satellite location, northwest corner of Bridge Lane and Route 48, Cutchogue: 9:30 a.m.-dusk, daily Nov. 24-Christmas Eve. Selection Douglas firs, up to 12 feet tall. Living Christmas trees to plant later, wreaths, roping, grave blankets, kissing balls, swags and centerpieces also available. Handsaws provided; employees also will cut for you. Free tree netting and tying to your vehicle. Free hayrides around farm, popcorn and hot chocolate. Satellite location has pre-cut and balled Christmas trees available. Fee Call for fees. Cash only, ATM on site. Dogs allowed.
Tilden Lane Farm, 48 Wyckoff St., Greenlawn: Hours 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Sun. Nov. 24-25, Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9. Selection Colorado blue spruce, Norway spruce, white spruce, concolor fir and Fraser fir (limited selection). Pre-cut trees, wreaths, grave blankets and sprays also for sale. Handsaws provided or bring your own (no power saws), free tree netting and helpers available to tie tree to your vehicle. No restrooms. Fee $70-$80 all cut-your-own trees; cash or checks only.