Did you know? More than 90 percent of Christmas trees grown in North Carolina are Fraser firs. These trees are renowned for their sturdy branches, attractive pyramid shape, and the natural, fresh holiday scent they give off. The White House has had a North Carolina Fraser fir Christmas tree a record 14 times, and eight of these trees came from Ashe County. For this reason, the High Country has earned the designation of America’s Christmas Tree Capital.
If you’re going to visit America’s Christmas Tree Capital this year to find your perfect Christmas tree, the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association keeps a list of the farms you can visit during the holiday season to cut your own tree. You can also check out the Eastern North Carolina Christmas Tree Growers Association for information about finding Christmas trees on the coast, in central North Carolina, and in the mountains.
Here’s what we recommend for this year’s hunt for the perfect Christmas tree:
- Put on your warmest winter clothes, load everyone in the family in the car, and head to a Christmas tree farm!
- Depending on the farm you choose to go to, your visit could include a visit with Santa, a holiday hayride, drinking hot cocoa, or even enjoying some holiday shopping.
- The farm you choose will help you measure, cut, wrap, and load your Christmas tree for its trip home.
- Thanks to the lodging options located near many of the most popular tree farms, you can easily turn a one-day trip into a full weekend adventure if you’d like.
When you visit a Christmas tree farm in North Carolina to find your tree this year, you’ll get a fresh, fragrant tree that stays green throughout the entire holiday season. This year, create a lasting holiday memory and visit the Christmas Tree Capital with your family.