We're open for the season - bring your family out and enjoy the wonder of cutting your own fresh, grown with love, Christmas tree!
2016 Opening Hours:
We are open at Noon on November 25th right through til December 24th.
9:00am – 6:00pm daily
47036 Prairie Central Rd
Chilliwack, BC V2P 6H3
Call us: (604) 793-3090
Is it hard to cut my own U-cut tree with a handsaw?
The thicker the tree trunk is, the longer it takes to saw through the tree. If you encounter a problem, we have staff on hand that are happy to help!
Do I need to bring anything with me to get my U-cut or Pre-cut tree?
We supply the handsaws (to cut your tree) and wagons (to easily cart your tree from the field or barn) to your vehicle. We recommend you wear outdoor shoes or boots, a warm jacket and a hat (weather dependent). If securing the tree to your vehicle roof rack – bring string or rope to tie your tree to your roof rack and a tarp, plastic sheet or blanket to protect the roof from scratches.
How long will my cut tree last?
It depends on the type of tree, how dry the room is where your tree is placed and how well you keep your tree watered. For best results, refresh your tree (make a one inch cut off the base of the tree) just prior to setting the cut tree in a tree stand.
Where should I store my tree if I don’t set it up indoors right away?
If you buy a cut tree several days before you plan to set it up, store the tree outdoors (out of the sun and wind) in a bucket of water.
How do I keep my cut tree looking green and healthy?
Immediately place the tree in water when you get home. When setting up your tree, refresh the cut tree and place it in a tree stand which can hold at least one gallon (approx. four litres) of water. Keep the tree base in water at all times.
What type of water should I water my tree with?
Use regular tap water. Commercially prepared mixes like aspirin, sugar and other additives are not necessary.
How often do I need to water my cut tree?
Cut trees are thirsty and can drink up to four litres of water per day. Check the water level daily and supply fresh water as needed. We recommend having a tree stand which holds at least one gallon (approx. four litres) of water. If you allow the water level to drop below the bottom of the tree, a seal will form. You may need to refresh your tree.
What does it mean to refresh my cut tree?
Make a straight, one inch cut, off the trunk of your cut tree. Immediately place the tree in the tree stand, secure in the stand and fill with water. If the base dries out, resin will form over the cut end and the tree won’t be able to absorb water.
I let the water in the tree stand go dry! What can I do?
Remove the tree from the stand and make a straight cut off the butt. This is called refreshing the tree. Place the tree back in the tree stand with plenty of warm water. If you cannot take the tree out of the stand, you can try drilling holes into the tree base and add warm water to the tree stand. We cannot guarantee drilling holes will work, but it has been successful for some people.
Do you sell tall trees, like 20’ tall?
Yes, we do, but please call ahead as this is a special order.
Is it good for the environment to buy a real Christmas tree?
Yes. Christmas trees are intentionally grown for your enjoyment and are a renewable resource. Tree farms help control soil erosion and provide year-round homes for wildlife. Real Christmas trees absorb carbon dioxide and other gases, emitting fresh oxygen into the atmosphere.
Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins such as lead. They are non-recyclable and non-biodegradable, meaning they will sit in a landfill for centuries after disposal.
What is a tree shaker?
A tree shaker literally shakes your tree so loose leaves and bugs fall off. This is a free service at Pine Meadows Christmas Tree Farm for Pre-cut and U-cut trees.
Do you have a tree baler?
Yes. For $2 we can bale your tree in a tight netting to make your tree easier to handle and transport.
Do you sell live trees in root balls?
Yes, we have a variety of live dug trees to choose from.
Frequently Asked Questions About Trees
How do I care for a LIVE Christmas tree in my home?
Water the root ball when you get the tree home. Let the excess water drain off (for at least a full day) before wrapping it in plastic to preserve moisture and protect your household floors. The root ball should be kept damp, but not soaking wet.
Ten days is the maximum time that a live tree should spend in a heated house. If they stay inside any longer, they will become too accustomed to being in the warmth and won’t be able to withstand the harsh cold outside again. Avoid moving the tree abruptly between temperature extremes when taking it into the house or back out.
Where can I recycle my cut tree after Christmas?
Check with your local municipality to see if they offer curbside pickup on your regular garbage collection day. Many charitable organizations offer chipping service for a small donation. Check your local paper.
What happens to recycled trees?
A real tree can be converted to mulch in a seasonal recycling program which can be used in a variety of ways, like covering hiking trails in area parks, providing protective covering in gardens or helping retain moisture around a newly planted tree.
When is Pine Meadows Christmas Tree Farm open?
Each year our farm opens in the third week of November. Our operating hours are from 9 am to 6 pm each day until December 23. On December 24, we are open from 9 am to noon. Please check our Facebook or website to confirm opening day each year.
What method of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, debit, MasterCard and Visa.
Do you have a warming room?
We have complimentary hot chocolate and apple cider waiting in our warming room in the barn, when you come in from the field. Candy canes too!