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Best Christmas Tree Cutting Experiences In The Pittsburgh Area

November 15, 2013 6:00 AM

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cuttingtree 93519953 Best Christmas Tree Cutting Experiences In The Pittsburgh Area

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Finding the perfect Christmas tree and involving the family is a rewarding experience, and cutting it down may be an amazing adventure. The Pittsburgh region has an abundance of tree farms and traversing the area with the proper cutting materials may be a wonderful memory when the tree is displayed in the home. Many tree farms offer a chance to shop for accessories and decorations, and provide the equipment to make the cutting procedure easier.

Simmons Farm
170 Simmons Road
McMurray, PA 15317
(724) 941-1490
www.simmonsfarm.com

If the scented smell of fresh-cut trees are in the making for a holiday adventure, then Simmons Farm will be a great choice. The farm is locally owned, and the informative staff gives individual attention well before the first cut is made. Families may have the opportunity to cut their own prized tree purchase and then find accessories, produce and a variety of selections in the greenhouse and market. The best part of the farm scene are the activities that are available throughout the year, and this makes for a wonderful family journey and a return visit to experience the farm. Long after the tree is cut and bundled, the family may remember the holiday excursion, friendly atmosphere and services that Simmons Farm offers.

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Candle Tree Farm
2776 S. Bridge Road
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 228-3454
www.candletreefarm.com

Families looking for a holiday experience of cutting that special tree can visit Candle Tree Farm. There is a myriad of different trees and you can have the choice to utilize a saw from the farm or bring your own cutting implement. The farm staff will help with all of the necessary details after the tree is cut and will go that extra step to ensure the tree is met with specifications for baling, drilling or getting rid of pesky needles. There is a complimentary wagon excursion to the fields, and then afterwards, enjoy some refreshments or browse the shop for wreaths and accessories.

Bertovich Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm
1031 Willowbrook Drive
Industry, PA 15052
(724) 244-9520
www.bertovichevergreen.com

The Bertovich Evergreen Tree Farm welcomes families to experience using a bow saw, or if there is a question about the cut, the staff will offer to help. Jump on a free wagon for a ride to the fields for a memorable tree-cutting experience. The staff will recommend ways to care for the tree and explain information about the different types of trees. Well after the cutting is done, the staff will load the tree and bundle it for a safe ride home. An extra incentive to enjoy the friendly atmosphere at the farm is a rebate off the purchase of the tree.

E-Mar Acres Tree Farm
1429 Nowrytown Road
Saltsburg, PA 15681
(724) 639-3823
www.agmap.psu.edu

If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity to celebrate the holiday season, then a family getaway near Indiana to cut your own tree may be the start of a family tradition. Ron Mancabelli welcomes families to enjoy the family-owned business, and when he says everybody is welcome, he means kids, dogs and camera enthusiasts. The friendly atmosphere ensures that help is on the way and makes for a comfortable setting. The staff will help with the cutting, provide the saws, wrap the tree and even provide a tailgate experience.
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Goldscheitter Christmas Tree Farm
Hepler Road off Route 228
Sarver, PA 16055
(724) 355-0630
www.goldscheitter.freehomepage.com

If you need help finding a tree and need a saw to cut your masterpiece, then travel to the family-owned Goldscheitter Christmas Tree Farm. The experienced staff is very helpful and its knowledge about the care of the trees is explained from start to finish. Children are given coloring books that are all about the trees, and the families may enjoy the free coffee and hot chocolate provided by the farm. The staff will add an extra touch of sending the tree on its journey home with a shaking and bundling process and furnish the information to make the tree last a long time. The friendly environment at the farm makes for a comfortable experience and provides a memorable family outing.

Gerry Cernicky is a retired health and physical education teacher with 36 years of experience. He is a former teacher of the year and a sports writer for the Vandergrift News. He delivers podcasts, and maintains a website and blog. He currently resides in Pittsburgh. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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