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Originally published Thursday, November 22, 2007 at 12:00 AM

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Christmas tree farms and u-cut trees

Cut your own Christmas tree Permits available to cut personal-use Christmas trees in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Pierce...

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Cut your own Christmas tree

Permits available to cut personal-use Christmas trees in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties, cutting area maps and information provided with permit, $10 for tree up to 12 feet, trees taller than 12 feet $20 minimum; credit cards not accepted at Forest Service offices; permits at following locations:

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 23, closed today, REI, 3000 184th St. S.W., Lynnwood (425-640-6200).

• 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 21, closed today; also open 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, Snoqualmie Ranger Station, 450 Roosevelt Ave. E., Enumclaw (360-825-6585).

• 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 21, closed today; also open 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, Snoqualmie Ranger Station, 42404 S.E. North Bend Way, North Bend (425-888-1421);

• 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 21, closed today; also open 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 1-2, Darrington Ranger Station, 1405 Emens Ave. N., Darrington (360-436-1155).

• 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 21, closed today; 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 1-2, Mount Baker Ranger Station, 810 State Route 20, Sedro-Woolley (360-856-5700, ext. 515).

• 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday through Dec. 21, closed today; also open 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 1-2, Skykomish Ranger District Forest Service Guard Station, on Hwy. 2 east of Skykomish (360-677-2414).

• 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, Verlot Public Service Center, 33515 Mountain Loop Highway, 11 miles east of Granite Falls (360-691-7791);

• 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, Glacier Public Service Center, Mount Baker Highway 542, Glacier (360-599-2714).

Puget Sound Christmas Tree Association (PSCTA)

Organization of choose-and-cut tree farms, contact farms to verify availability of products and services; farms provide hand saws, no chain saws or axes (www.pscta.org).

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Christmas Tree Association

Organization of Christmas tree farms in Washington and Oregon; information available online or in printed guides available at libraries, chambers of commerce and AAA offices (503-364-2942 or www.nwtrees.com/washington.htm).

Hunter Farms Fresh Cut Trees

Union, Seattle Pre-cut or u-cut trees available, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Hunter Farms, 1921 E. State Road 106, Union; fresh-cut trees delivered daily, available 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily starting Friday, 7744 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle (206-525-2222 or www.hunter-farms.com).

McMurtrey Farms/ Red-Wood Farm

Redmond Douglas, grand, Fraser, noble trees, wagon rides, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. daily starting Friday, 13925 Redmond-Woodinville Road, Redmond (425-482-6795 or www.red-woodfarm.com).

Country Tree Farm

Renton Noble and grand trees, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. this Friday only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Santa, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 18225 116th Ave. S.E., Renton (425-255-5172 or www.nwtrees.com/washington.htm).

Pfaff's U-Cut Christmas Trees

Auburn U-cut noble, Douglas, Fraser, white, Turkish fir, Shasta, blue spruce, pre-cut noble, Douglas, grand, Fraser, Shasta, spruce, cutting assistance, Santa visits, opening Friday, noon-dusk Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-dusk Saturdays and Sundays for u-cut, open until 7 p.m. for pre-cut trees, 29204 124th Ave. N.E., Auburn (253-852-8244 or www.pfaffschristmastrees.com).

Trees 'N Bees

Auburn Noble, Douglas, grand fir, Norway spruce and others, cutting assistance, gift shop, local honey, Mrs. Claus on weekends, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily starting Friday, 34747 162nd Ave. S.E., Auburn (866-627-2857 or www.treesnbees.com).

Wilson Hill Tree Farm

Maple Valley Noble, Douglas, grand, Fraser, cutting assistance, gift shop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16, 20241 S.E. 232nd St., Maple Valley (425-432-2805 or www.nwtrees.com/washington.htm).

Three Tree Farms

Maple Valley Grands, Fraser and nobles, starting Friday, 9 a.m.-dusk Thursdays through Sundays, 28033 S.E. 216th St., Maple Valley (425-432-4372 or www.threetreefarm.com).

Westover Farm

Maple Valley Grand and noble fir, 9 a.m. dusk daily, Friday through Dec. 9, 24030 S.E. 192nd St., Maple Valley (425-432-1597).

Snowshoe Evergreen Choose and Cut

Puyallup Noble, Douglas, grand, Fraser, Nordmann trees, starting Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays-Sundays through Dec. 16, 10716 Orting Highway East, Puyallup (253-845-5199 or www.nwtrees.com/washington.htm).

Bowman Hilton Tree Farm

Puyallup Sheared Douglas fir and noble, cutting assistance, starting Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 15400 87th St. Court E., Puyallup (www.nwtrees.com/washington.htm).

Honeytree Farm

Puyallup Grand, Fraser and noble fir, gift shop, 10 a.m.-dusk Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 15, 7215 134th Ave. E., Puyallup (253-864-6914 or www.pscta.org).

Double Four Tree Farm

Tacoma Noble, Douglas, grand trees, haywagon rides, gift shop, starting Friday, noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16, 4217 E. 72nd St., Tacoma (253-535-9267 or www.double4treefarm.com).

Cox Christmas Trees

Eatonville Douglas, Fraser, grand, Turkish and noble fir, Colorado and Norway spruce, Santa on weekends, starting Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, noon-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays through Dec. 16, 40605 Meridian Ave. E., Eatonville (360-832-6673 or www.pscta.org).

Holiday Mountain Trees

Snoqualmie Ridge Noble, Douglas, grand, Fraser and Turkish fir on rustic site, cutting assistance available, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays through Dec. 15, Southeast 104th Street and Highway 18, Snoqualmie Ridge (253-838-7979 or www.pscta.org).

Trinity Tree Farm

Issaquah Douglas, Fraser, grand and noble fir, gift shop, snack shop, cutting assistance, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, then 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 14237 228th Ave. S.E., Issaquah (425-391-8733 or www.trinitytreefarm.com).

Enchanted Winds Tree Farm

Issaquah Douglas, grand, noble, Turkish and Fraser fir, gift shop, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, then 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16 or until sold out, 18021 Issaquah-Hobart Road, Issaquah (425-432-4573 or www.enchantedwinds.net).

Carnation Tree Farm

Carnation Norway spruce, noble, Douglas, grand, Fraser, Korean fir, cutting assistance, gift shop, Santa, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16, 31523 N.E. 40th St., Carnation (425-333-4510 or www.carnationtreefarm.com).

Ronnei Christmas Tree Farm

Carnation Douglas, grand, Fraser and noble fir, pre-cut nobles, gift shop, cash or checks only, starting Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays until sold out, 11210 Carnation-Duvall Road N.E., Carnation (425-788-1705 or www.ronneichristmastrees.com).

Papa's Tree Farm

Hobart Douglas, grand, noble, Turkish and Fraser fir, cutting assistance, gift shop, 9 a.m.-dusk Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays through Dec. 16 or until sold out, 26429 S.E. 200th St., Hobart (425-432-1842 or www.papastreefarm.com).

Christmas Creek Tree Farm

North Bend Noble, Douglas, grand, Shasta, Fraser trees, hay rides, Santa on weekends, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Friday until sold out, 468th Avenue Southeast at Edgewick Road, North Bend (425-888-2099 or www.yourchristmastree.com).

Crown Tree Farm

North Bend Noble, Douglas, grand, Fraser trees, gift shop, 9 a.m.-dusk daily through Dec. 16, 13005 424th Ave. S.E., North Bend (425-888-1506 or www.crowntreefarm.com).

Mount Creek Tree Farm

Snoqualmie Noble, Douglas, grand, Fraser, Turkish fir trees, cutting assistance, gift shop, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Friday until sold out, 6821 440th Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie (425-888-1770 or www.mountaincreektreefarm.com).

Reade Christmas Tree Ranch

Snohomish Noble, Douglas fir, grand, Nordmann, Norway spruce, cutting assistance, starting Friday, 10 a.m.-dusk Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-dusk Saturday and Sunday until sold out, 7724 171st Ave. S.E., Snohomish (360-862-8778 or www.nwtrees.com/washington.htm).

Promised Land U-Cut Christmas Trees

Snohomish Noble, Douglas, grand fir, gift shop, sheep, 10 a.m.-dusk daily starting Friday, closed Mondays, 25510 Dubuque Road, Snohomish (425-737-5310 or www.pscta.org).

St. Nick's Trees

Monroe Douglas, grand, Fraser and noble firs, tractor/wagon ride, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, then noon-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 25212 74th Place S.E., Monroe (360-794-5647 or www.pscta.org).

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