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Kicking off the Holidays at a Bay Area Christmas Tree Farm

November 28, 2016

It’s officially the most wonderful time of year! So much holiday cheer, Christmas music, hot cocoa, the Nutcracker, watching our favorite holiday movies, and my and Eleanor’s birthdays. There are so many holiday traditions we can’t wait to share with little E! First on the list was getting our family Christmas tree at Bay Area Christmas tree farm, Skyline Ranch Tree Farm.


Real trees are better than fake trees.

Skyline Tree Farm’s website explains:

“At our tree farms we “recycle” the living stumps from the trees you cut (as long as the tree is cut as we direct, leaving two rows of living branches on the stump) into a new tree through a process we call “stump culture” in fewer years than it takes to produce a salable tree from a seedling.”

You pay a little extra for the experience but it’s a fun activity for the family and you get to hike around a bit while you search for the perfect tree. A fresh cut tree lasts the longest and smells the best!

I would prefer to get a permit to cut a tree in one of our National Forests but unfortanately we do not live close to any. Our local tree farm will have to do!


We decided on this pretty gal. Eleanor’s first Christmas tree will always be remembered.



Bay Area Christmas Tree Farm: Skyline Ranch Tree Farm

Located on Skyline Blvd/Hwy 35, 1 mile south of Page Mill Rd on Skyline Blvd., or 9 miles north of Highway 9 on Skyline Blvd.

Open beginning the day after Thanksgiving.

$60 per tree // CASH ONLY

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