‘Tis the season of light, snowstorms, and wooly mittens. It’s also the season for freshly cut Christmas trees, ready and waiting to bring their heady fragrance and stately grace to your living room for the Christmas season. Here in Bennington, we’re lucky to have several Christmas tree farms nearby where you can find all sizes of beautiful fir trees, along with wreaths, garlands, and other types of all-natural decor.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor to Bennington, bringing home a freshly cut Vermont tree is a great way to start the holiday season! Cutting your own tree makes for a memorable experience, but you can also find trees that are pre-cut and ready to go. Here’s where to find your next Bennington Christmas tree.
Christmas Tree Farms in and around Bennington, Vermont
The following Christmas tree farms are open for business from now through the holiday season.
Geannelis Tree Farm: Bennington, Vermont
Geannelis Tree Farm in Bennington is a small family Christmas tree farm that is known for its selection of large trees, some that are 10 to 14 feet tall. They specialize in Fraser fir, Canaan fir, and balsam fir trees, and also have a small selection of wreaths available for sale. Long-time customers return to Geannelis Tree Farm again and again, many from the Capital Region, Long Island, and New Jersey, but some from as far away as Kentucky and Maryland.
Most of the trees at the Geannelis Tree Farm stand on West Road are pre-cut and ready to bring home, but they also have cut-your-own available. Just ask! Trees are $50 and up, depending on the size.
Geannelis Tree Farm
832 West Rd.
Monday – Friday: 12 – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 5 pm
Pleasant Valley Tree Farm: Bennington, Vermont
Pleasant Valley Tree Farm grows more than 30,000 trees on 30 acres and has been in the family for over a hundred years. It began as a dairy and poultry farm but switched to trees in the early 1950s.
Visitors are welcome to come out and choose a pre-cut tree or cut one themselves. Trees under 10 feet are $55, and those over 10 feet are $70. They provide a tree retrieving service from the fields and wrap the tree at no extra cost. Pre-cut trees are available and range from $5 to over $100.
In addition to the large selection of balsam and Fraser firs, Pleasant Valley Tree Farm offers a large selection of natural decor in their holiday gift barn, including wreaths, boughs, potted trees, kissing balls, and maple syrup.
Pleasant Valley Tree Farm
313 Pleasant Valley Rd.
9 am – 5 pm daily (check their website for their official closing date)
Mattison’s Christmas Tree Farm: Shaftsbury, Vermont
Based on the age of Rick Mattison’s oldest tractor, the family-run Mattison’s Christmas tree farm has been in operation for at least 35 years. The family started with a variety of trees — pines, spruces, and firs, but according to Rick, “Mother Nature has convinced us to stick with balsam firs, which grow the best here.” Folks head to Mattison’s Christmas Tree Farm to make memories cutting their own tree. Those who don’t want to wield a saw can pick a pre-cut tree off the rack to take home and decorate.
Mattison’s Christmas Tree Farm is open every day from now until Christmas. Trees are $45 and come in a variety of sizes. The farm also does a bustling wholesale business, hauling fresh-cut trees from Vermont to New Jersey, and making trees available to local nonprofit organizations for fundraising purposes.
Mattison’s Christmas Tree Farm
551 Rod and Gun Club Rd.
9 am – 5 pm every day
SpringFed Tree Farm: Bennington, Vermont
SpringFed Tree Farm is a small Christmas tree farm on Morgan Street in Bennington, with more than 5,000 balsam fir, Fraser fir, and Meyer spruce trees, from seedlings to trees more than 20 feet tall. The farm has been selling gorgeous Christmas trees to locals and visitors for more than 25 years. They also sell hand-crafted wreaths of varying sizes. Prices vary depending on size.
SpringFed Tree Farm
1378 Morgan St.
9 am – 4 pm daily
Mt. Anthony Tree Farms: North Pownal, Vermont
Mt. Anthony Tree Farms grows Fraser and balsam fir trees on what was formerly Rudd’s Tree Farm in North Pownal. This dog-friendly farm is open on the weekends for cut-your-own Christmas trees and pre-cut trees. Trees are primarily six to nine feet tall. Cut-your-own trees are a flat rate of $50 plus tax. Pre-cut trees are $30 and up, depending on quality.
Mt. Anthony Tree Farms
North Pownal, VT
Friday through Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm
Bennett’s Tree Farm: North Bennington, Vermont
Steve Bennett has been growing balsam and Fraser firs on his farm in North Bennington for the past 15 years. Bennet’s Tree Farm is a small family-run operation — dedicated to providing personal customer service and exceptional trees, along with wreaths and a selection of maple syrup and maple products.
Bennett’s Tree Farm
1088 Murphy Rd.
North Bennington, VT
12 pm – 4 pm daily
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