Finding that perfect (local) tree

It’s just a few weeks until Santa comes down that chimney. Make sure he’ll be impressed when he sees your tree. Here’s a friendly guide to help you select just the right tree for your home:

Noble Fir

The Noble is by far the most popular Christmas tree with its strong, evenly spaced branches and tailored look. Un-sheared, there is plenty of space to hang ornaments.

Shasta Fir

Very similar to the noble, the Shasta has strong, evenly spaced branches and tailored look but with slightly longer blue-ish needles. It typically has very symmetrical growth with plenty of space to hang ornaments.

Fraser Fir

The needles are tightly curved, giving the Fraser a very alpine look. Branches are held at an upward angle. The tree is often very open although some of these trees have been tip-pruned to encourage denser growth.

Nordman Fir

The Nordman has beautiful, dark, glossy green needles that are longer than most fir and drape a bit on the branch. This tree often grows very open, showing its white-ish trunk.

Grand Fir

The Grand is typically sheared to increase density and give the tree a perfect cone shape. This tree is considered the most fragrant.

Blue Spruce

Though the needles of a spruce are prickly, the shape and color make it one of the most desirable Christmas trees. While you may have to wear rubber gloves and a heavy jacket to decorate, the needles do keep the cats from climbing it or Fido from watering it.

Norway Spruce

Not as prickly as the Blue Spruce but still a little difficult to decorate, these full, dense, sheared trees are very popular. If you are looking for an extra large tree we have a big selection. We also have open, natural unsheared Norway Spruce available.


Here’s a list of local tree farms where you can cut a fresh tree:

Bacon’s Christmas

Tree Farm

9381 W. Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton

Phone: 360-275-3162.

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 24 through Dec. 24


Santa’s Christmas Trees U-cut Farm

8111 Highway 303, Bremerton

Phone: 360-981-5554

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25 to Dec. 23

Facebook: Santas-Christmas-Trees

Gold Creek Tree Farm

at the junction of Holly Road and Lakeview Avenue (Wildcat Lake area).

Phone: 360-830-4333

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Kuney’s Christmas Trees

11175 NW Pioneer Road, Seabeck

Phone: 360-830-5284

Hours: Daylight hours through Dec. 23


Hubert’s Noble Ridge

Tree Farm

4635 Seabeck Highway NW, Seabeck

Phone: 360-981-5554

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25 to Dec. 23.


Olmsted Christmas

Tree Farms

3818 Sunde Road, Silverdale, with locations in Bremerton, Port Orchard

Phone: 360-340-3246

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, to Dec. 24.


Christmas Traditions Tree Farm

9992 Sidney Road SW, Port Orchard

Phone: 360-876-7252

Hours: 11 a.m. to dark Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; open until 4:30 or 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to dark on Sundays through Dec. 23.


The Wreath Works Choose and Cut Tree Farm

15384 Glenwood Road SW, Port Orchard

Phone: 360-876-0434

Hours: 9 a.m. to dark daily to Dec. 18.


Five Springs Tree Farm

15331 Bandix Road SE, Olalla

Phone: 253-857-0181.

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. to dusk on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23.

Local tree farms

Henry’s Tree Farm

5321 NE Minder Road, Poulsbo


Hours: Thanksgiving through Dec. 18; Thursday to Friday 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jones Tree Farm

1795 Sawdust Hill Road NE, Poulsbo, 360-779-7840

Hours: The farm will be open Dec. 2 and 3 only from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bainbridge Island Farms

13610 Manzanita Road, Bainbridge Island


Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Open Nov. 24 through Dec. 23

St. Mick’s Tree Farm

29747 Hansville Road, Hansville, 360-271-3174

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays; to Dec. 23.

Olmsted Tree Farm (U-cut at 17526 Clear Creek Road NW, Poulsbo, and tree lots) Phone: 360-340-3246. Open Nov. 24 to Dec. 24. Website: (for hours and addresses of all locations)