Recreate memories of Christmas past, or ring in some new ones this holiday season with your friends, family and—yes—you can bring your dogs—on a trek to find your perfect tree.
“Can you believe in the enthusiasm of the moment, some people forget to bring their jacket!” said Doug Banker, manager of Kuhns Tree Farm in Boalsburg.
It can get cold out there, so bring your hat, gloves, and your hiking boots, too, for a walk out to see rows of only Fraser Firs. Banker said that is the type of tree most people choose.
“Not everyone can grow Fraser Fir, but we can grow them out here,” Banker said. “We will loan out saws and a cart for customers to cut their own tree, or we can cut it down for you. We will supply a bamboo stick for measuring the tree in 8-, 10-, or 12-foot increments, keeping in mind an average ceiling height is only 8-foot high, and a 13-foot tree can weigh 300 pounds!”
The trees can be cut, drilled, and baled on site. Banker said a roof rack on your vehicle works best to take a tree home, but without it, they can still secure it to your roof—or fit it inside.
“It can be a challenge, but we will find a way to make it work,” Banker said.
If sipping hot cocoa inside the barn is more the challenge you are looking for, pre-cut trees, wreaths, and centerpieces are also available for sale.
“Trees are sold based on height, so whether you cut one down yourself or choose one that is precut, the price will not change,” Banker said.
Kuhns Tree Farm is kid friendly, pet friendly, and is handicap accessible. The farm will be open to sell Christmas trees from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving through December 23—or until supplies run out. The farm is closed on Mondays.
Harner Farm in State College has Concolor and Fraser Fir trees available too, along with several other shops and vendors in town, so begin your holidays with an agventure you will remember—on the farm in Happy Valley!
Kuhns Tree Farm
2112 Boal Avenue
Boalsburg, PA 16827
2191 W. Whitehall Road
State College, PA 16801