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Spruce It Up

Published December 6, 2013 at 4:00 a.m.

The Greeks and Romans were among the first to bring evergreen boughs inside during the winter months — evidence that humans have long appreciated the many benefits of cut conifers. Harvesting your own boughs, wreaths or trees is a great family activity, provided everyone dresses warmly. Advance research on varieties guides the selection process: Fraser, balsam or spruce? A sled helps haul the greens — and the kids — out of the woods. Also, check with your local municipality or solid waste district for information about "treecycling" options after the holidays are over. Happy Sawing!

Bakersfield Tree Farm
 Route 36, Bakersfield, 

Balsam Acres 
36 Elmore Road, Worcester
, 223-7028

Breezy Hill Acres3325 Pine Hill Road, Newport
, 334-6858

Isham Family Farm 3515 Oak Hill Road, Williston, 872-1525

Larry's Tree Farm
 Route 108, Bakersfield
, 827-6123

Meadow Ridge Farm 
18 Merritt Road, Middlesex, 

Moffatt’s Tree Farm 
1252 Wild Branch Road, Craftsbury
, 586-6900

Murray Hill Farm 865 Guptil Road, Waterbury Center
, 244-6437

Northern Vermont Christmas Tree Farm 766 Lapland Road, Waterville, 

Nutcracker Tree Farm
 510 Sperry Road, Cornwall
, 462-2366

Paine’s Christmas Trees 4904 Laporte Road, Morrisville
, 888-5632, 

Purinton Family Tree Farm
 190 Pond Road, Huntington
, 434-4385

Red Sled Christmas Tree Farm
 1731 Route 74 West, Shoreham, 

Russell Dairy and Tree Farm 1248 Route 116, Starksboro
, 453-2208

Sharp Farm
 204 Cobble Hill Road, Milton
, 891-6225

Tester's Vermont Christmas Trees
 2317 Roaring Brook Road, Barton, 

Trout Brook Tree Farm 33 Church Street, Bristol, 453-3034

Upper Valley Tree Farm 
Upper Pleasant Valley Road, Jeffersonville
, 434-4762

Urie's Tree Farm
 1694 Old Stage Road, Williston
, 879-2720

Werner Tree Farm
 429 Painter Road, Middlebury, 388-7781

White's Christmas Tree Farm
 255 Jericho Road, Essex Junction, 

Zeno's Tree Farm
 5296 Route 116, Starksboro, 

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.