Looking for a Christmas tree? Here's a list of farms to help with your search.
Kovalic's Christmas Tree Farm, 487 Ecton Road, Winchester. Choose-and-cut white, Scotch and red pine, starting at $25. Choose-and-cut Canaan, Douglas and concolor fir; Norway, blue and white spruce; $10 a foot. Saws provided. Pre-cut trees available. Balled and burlapped trees start at $35. Wreaths, roping and swags available. 11 a.m.-dark Mon.-Sat., 1 p.m.-dark Sun. Through Dec. 23. Restrooms available, gift shop, hot apple cider and cookies. From Lexington on Interstate 64, take Exit 96, turn right onto Ky. 627. At first stoplight, turn left on Veterans Memorial Parkway (Ky. 1958), go 1 mile to Ky. 1960 or Ecton Road; turn right, go ¼ mile to farm on left. (859) 744-2930, (859) 595-2218.
Yuletide Tree Farm and Nursery, 3925 Old Boonesboro Road, Winchester. Pre-cut or you-cut trees. $28-$35. Balled and burlapped trees $30-$72. Wreaths and garland available; gift shop. 1-5 p.m. Sun.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Through Dec. 20. From Lexington, take Interstate 64 to Winchester, Exit 94. Turn right on Bypass Road, then right on Ky. 627 (Boonesboro Road). Go to Old Boonesboro Road. Turn right and go 1.3 miles to farm. (859) 744-9068.
Barker's Christmas Tree Farm, 1470 Deer Haven Lane. Choose-and-cut Scotch and white pine and a few Canaan and Douglas firs (saws provided); pre-cut Fraser firs. Fresh wreaths available in three sizes. They'll take your picture with your tree and help you load it. Scotch and white pine $31. Canaan and Douglas firs start at $45. Pre-cut Fraser firs start at $51. Wreaths $15-$21. 3-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Through Dec. 19. From Man o' War Boulevard, take Todds Road 1.8 miles out of town, past I-75 bridge. Turn left on Deer Haven Lane and go 1 mile; farm is on the right. (859) 263-7661 or (859) 223-4354.
Christmas Memories Tree Farm, 4890 Keene Road (Ky. 1267). Choose-and-cut white and Scotch pine, Douglas and Canaan fir, $35-$90. Saws, twine and loading assistance provided. 9 a.m.-dark Sat., 2 p.m.-dark Sun. Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19. From Man o' War Boulevard, go 1.7 miles south on Harrodsburg Road. Turn onto Military Road. Bear to the left on Keene Road (Ky. 1267). Drive 0.4 mile, and the trees will be on your left. (859) 223-1140.
Nieman's Christmas Tree Plantation, 5100 Sulphur Lane. Choose-and-cut Fraser and Douglas fir, starting at $60. Will cut and load your tree for you. Advance-order balled and burlapped spruce, fir and pine. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Sun.; 5 p.m.-dark weekdays; or call Tom for appointment. Through Dec. 24. From Man o' War Boulevard, take Todds Road 2.5 miles out of town, turn right on Sulphur Lane. Farm is on the right; look for sign. (859) 263-4535, (859) 552-3532.
Cathole Bend Plantation Christmas Tree Farm, 1243 Cathole Bend Road, Lancaster. You-cut Norway spruce and white pine up to 12 feet tall, $14-$100. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.- Sun., weekdays by appointment only. Through Dec. 24. Take U.S. 27 to Ky. 52 in Lancaster, turn west toward Danville and go 0.8 mile. Turn south on Ky. 1150 (old Danville Road) and go 2.8 miles to the bridge across Dix River. Don't cross the bridge. Drive straight down Cathole Bend Road; the road ends at the farm. (859) 985-7044.
Baldwin Farm, 1113 Tates Creek Road, Richmond. Norway, blue and white spruce and white pine. You cut (bow saw provided) or they'll cut for you. Balled and burlapped trees available. $40 for trees as tall as 8 feet, $10 a foot for each additional foot for trees grown on the farm. Balled and burlapped trees start at $49. Fraser firs from North Carolina, including table-top size, priced individually. Wreaths, garland, mistletoe kissing balls, mailbox covers available. Also, Baldwin Farms salsa, local honey, Amish jams, photos with Santa and more. 10 a.m.-dark daily. Through Dec. 22. From Main Street (U.S. 25) in Richmond, take Tates Creek Road (Ky. 169) 3.5 miles and look for signs on left. Baldwinfarmsky.com.
B&B Farm, 1200 Rock Fork Road, Morehead. Scotch and white pine. All trees $15. Open all day Sat. and Sun. Calling ahead is encouraged. (606) 356-8155.
Robinson's Christmas Tree Farm, 1816 Woodlake Road, 2 miles southwest of Stamping Ground. Choose and cut your own tree. White and Scotch pine, $35. 1-5:30 p.m. Sun.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat. Through Dec. 19. From Lexington, take I-64 west to U.S. 62 and turn right. Go 4 miles to U.S. 460 and turn left. Go 1 mile to Ky. 227 and turn right. Go 8 miles to Ky. 1688 and turn left. Farm is 2 miles on left. (502) 535-6147.
Simms Valley Hill Fields Nursery, 1136 Lincoln Park Road, Springfield. White pine balled and burlapped $8 a foot; cut $5 a foot. Norway spruce $10 a foot balled and burlapped, $7 a foot cut. Fraser and Douglas fir $10 a foot balled and burlapped, $7 a foot cut. Saws provided. From Lexington, take Bluegrass Parkway west to Exit 42. Turn left onto Ky. 555 and go about 15 miles to Springfield. At the first red light, take a right. The nursery is across from Wendy's Restaurant. (859) 336-7381, (859) 481-1286.
B&T Tree Farm, 1125 Fintville Road, Versailles. Limited supplies of Scotch and white pine, Norway spruce and Douglas fir, starting at $25. After noon Sat. and Sun. Through Dec. 20 or by appointment. Take U.S. 62 West to Shryock Ferry Road, turn left onto Fintville Road; farm is at end of road (1 mile). Call for availability; large trees available. (859) 873-7574.
Land Between the Lakes
Free Christmas tree permits are available at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area beginning Wednesday for visitors to cut cedar trees.
The permit, valid through Dec. 24, entitles a family to cut one cedar at no charge. Permits, maps and cutting guidelines are at the LBL Administrative Office, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. through Dec. 23.
"Taking the family out searching for the perfect Christmas tree is a great holiday tradition," says LBL forester Dennis Wilson. "Cedar trees are usually found along roadsides or within old forest openings." The cedar tree program helps to promote wildlife habitat diversity by maintaining open lands.