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Pining away for the holiday season

Carroll County continues to grow as one of the state's largest jurisdictions for Christmas tree farms, with many offering special services and amenities.

The 2011 version of Christmas Trees and Holiday Greens in Carroll County is available online at http://www.carrollag.org.

The following is a list of tree farms in Carroll and neighboring areas compiled from that list, as well as a few from the Maryland Christmas Tree Association. For additional listings, go to http://www.marylandchristmastrees.org.

Arcadia Hollow Alpaca Farm

3824 Grave Run Road, Manchester. Call 410-374-6649; http://www.arcadiaalpaca. com. Open through Dec. 18, Saturday and Sunday only, weekdays by special appointment. Only 15-20 Fraser fir available, plus pre-cut Fraser firs. Alpaca products will be available including gloves, hats, yarn and blankets. Directions: Take Falls Road north toward Pennsylvania. Make a right onto Grave Run Road. Go through stop sign on Hoffmanville Road and make a left down a stone driveway.

Breezy Trees Farm

2198 Sam's Creek Road, Westminster. Call 410-875-0665, http://www.BreezyTrees.com. Open through Dec. 18, Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Douglas and Fraser firs. Also, free tree baling. Directions: From Westminster, take Route 27 south to Sam's Creek Road and left onto Sam's Creek to farm.

Davidson Christmas Tree Farm

1101 Emory Church Road, Upperco. Call 410-239-6556; http://www.davidsonchristmastreefarm.com. Open through Dec. 24, Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday- Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fraser and Douglas fir; Canaan, Norway, Serbian, Colorado and blue spruce; and white and Scotch pine. Wreaths, greens, roping, stands, and balled and burlap trees. Cutting help available. Hot and cold food, and beverages available. Directions: From Route 140, take Route 91 north to Emory Church Road. Left one mile to farm on right.

Feezers Farm

3700 Wards Chapel Road, Marriottsville. Call 410-461-5654; http://www.feezersfarm.com. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Dec. 17. Blue and Norway spruce, Douglas fir, pre-cut Fraser fir. Baling and free hot chocolate. Directions: East Liberty Road toward reservoir to Wards Chapel Road and right onto Wards Chapel to farm.

Feldhof Farm

2311 Neudecker Road, Westminster. Call 410-876-7680. Open Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 18, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Colorado blue, Serbian and Norway spruce; white, red and Bosnian pine; Douglas and Fraser fir. Wreaths, greens, balled and burlap trees. Directions: Route 140 to Gorsuch Road. Northeast on Gorsuch to Leisters Church Road and right to Neudecker Road. Left to farm on right.

Fra-mar Tree Farm

3601 Shiloh Road, Hampstead. Call 410-374-2868. Open Saturdays and Sundays only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through Dec. 18. White pine, Douglas and Fraser fir, blue spruce. Baling and saws available. Directions: From Westminster take Route 140 to Route 27, north on Route 27 to Hampstead-Mexico Road. Right to North Carroll High School. Right onto Panther Drive. Follow to stop sign. Turn right onto Shiloh Road about half-mile to farm lane. Look for signs on left.

Harris Farm

312 Ridge Road, Westminster. Call 410-848-1945. Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. Concolor, Douglas, Fraser, Balsam and Canaan fir. Also, balled and burlap trees, wreaths, roping, holly, cross and candy canes with greens for decorations. Directions: From Westminster, south on Route 27 less than a mile to farm on right. From Liberty Road, take Route 27 north nine miles to farm on left.

Hirt Tree Farm

917 Arnold Road, Westminster. Call 410-876-8839. Open daily, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 23. White pine, Norway, Serbian and Blue spruce; Canaan and Douglas fir; and pre-cut Fraser fir. Also, wreaths, roping, holly, swags, greens, balled up and burlap trees, baling. Hot chocolate and snacks. Directions: Take Route 140 to Route 97 south, and take Route 97 to Hook Road. East on Hook Road to Arnold Road and left to first farm on right. Look for signs.

JCK Christmas Tree Farm

3211 Bert Koontz Road, Taneytown. Call 410-346-6610 Open through Dec. 17, weekends only, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Douglas and Canaan fir, and white pine. Baling and saws available. Christmas items and crafts, free hot chocolate. From Westminster: Route 140 west, right onto Mayberry Road; follow signs.

Otterdale View Tree Farm

4364 Middleburg Road, Union Bridge. Call 410-775-0176. http://www.otterdaleview.com. Open through Dec. 18, Thursday through Sunday only, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. White and Scotch pine, and Douglas and Canaan fir, and Norway spruce. Baling, wreaths, garland, decorations. Free warm cider. Directions: West on Route 140 to Route 31, and south on Route 31 to Uniontown Road. West on Uniontown, Uniontown changes to name to Middleburg Road; and continue to farm lane on right.

Pine Valley Farms

1150 Fannie Dorsey Road, Sykesville. Call 410-795-8314. http://www.pinevalleyfarms.com. Open daily through Dec. 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., weekdays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends. Blue spruce; Concolor; Douglas, Korean and Fraser fir. Roping, wreaths, greens, tree stands. Hot dogs, barbecue, hot chocolate and cider on weekends. Directions: Route 97 to Fannie Dorsey Road. Take Fannie Dorsey Road to farm.

Putman Tree Farm

316 E. Nicodemus Road, Westminster. Call 410-848-9584. Weekends, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and weekdays by appointment, through Christmas. Douglas fir, White pine and White spruce. Also, baling and saws. Directions: Route 97 south of Route 140 (or north of Liberty Road) to Nicodemus Road. East on Nicodemus Road to the farm.

Quality Evergreens

2020 Garrett Road, Manchester. Call 410-374-1499; http://www.qualityevergreens.com. Open daily through Christmas; call for times. Fraser, Concolor and Douglas fir; Blue spruce; and white and Scotch pine. Also, gift shop, petting zoo, wreaths, roping, baling, loading assistance. On weekends, hot food and visits from Santa. Directions: Route 30 north through Manchester to the PA/MD line. Garrett Road is on the left. Left onto Garrett to farm, on right.

Sewell's Farm

3400 Harney Road, Taneytown. Call 410-756-4397. http://www.sewellsfarm.com. Open daily through Dec. 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Douglas, Fraser and Concolor firs; white and Austrian pine; blue spruce. Also, wreaths, roping, greens, baling. Also, gift shop. Refreshments on weekends. Directions: Route 140 west through Taneytown; right onto Harney Road. Farm is on the left.

Silver Meadow Farm

6109 Davis Road, Woodbine. Call 301-829-9198. Open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. White pine, Douglas fir, blue spruce. Also, saws and baling available. Balled and burlap trees. Directions: From Westminster, Route 27 south to Gillis Falls Road, and left onto Gillis Falls to Davis Road. Left onto Davis to farm.

Snell's Greenhouses

6615 Runkles Road, Mount Airy. Call 301-831-5336, http://www.snellsgreenhouses.com. Open daily through Dec. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Douglas fir, Norway and blue spruce. Also, wreaths, roping, greens and poinsettias. Hot chocolate available. Directions: From Westminster, south on Route 27 to Watersville Road, and left onto Watersville to Boteler Road. Left onto Boteler to Runkles, and left to farm.

Thomas Tree Farm

3501 Hanover Pike, Manchester. Call 410-374-9538; http://www.thomastreefarm.com. Open through Dec. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Blue spruce; white pine; and Douglas, Canaan, Concolor and Fraser fir. Also, balled and burlap trees, wreaths, greens, tree bags, tree stands, kissing balls, swags, holly, greens, hot food on weekends by Boy Scouts. Directions: Travel a quarter of a mile north of Manchester on Route 30. Farm on right.

Windswept Farm

3516 Nicholson Road, Westminster. Call 410-876-3117. Open Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., through Dec. 18. Douglas, Canaan and Concolor firs. Free tree baling. Directions: Route 140 to Route 91 south. Follow to Route 32. Right onto Route 32 to Nicodemus Road, and left onto Nicodemus to Nicholson. Left onto Nicholson to farm.

Zepp's Tree Farm

2814 Old Washington Road, Westminster. Call 410-857-1016. Weekends, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. White pine, Douglas and Concolor fir, and blue and Norway spruce. Balled and burlap trees, wreaths. Directions: Route 97 south of Route 140 (or north of Liberty Road) to Nicodemus Road. West on Nicodemus 2/10 mile to Old Washington Road. Take Old Washington to farm on left.

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