These farms will sell you a Christmas tree that you have selected and cut yourself. Many also offer live, balled-and-burlapped trees that can be planted after they have served holiday duty (dig the hole before the ground freezes). In addition to their trees, some farms also sell wreaths, greens, cider, ornaments and other seasonal products. Most are small family operations, so call before you visit and ask about hours, prices and availability. Many farms will set up an appointment with you if you can't drop by during their regular hours.

A few more tips:

* Prices typically range from around $15 to $40, depending on size and variety. Some farms sell by height (around $3 to $6 per foot).

* Trees look smaller under the sky than under your roof. Measure your living room before you go and the tree before you cut it.

* Dress for winter in the woods. (Your designated primary tree-handler will probably want to wear work gloves.)

* Bring your own handsaw (quicker, neater and safer than an ax) to avoid waiting for one at the farm, plus rope and a tarp to carry the tree home on your car roof (more comfortable than in your lap). Chain saws are prohibited at most farms.

* At home, to keep the tree fresh longer, saw an inch off the trunk just before you stand it in water.

Maryland, Virginia and Loudoun County publish annual guides to choose-and-cut farms, which can often be found in public libraries and tourism offices. For future guides, contact the Maryland Christmas Tree Association, 826 Springdale Rd., New Windsor, MD 21776 (800/935-6282); the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Marketing, 1100 Bank St., Richmond, VA 232198 (804/786-5867); and the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 7000, Leesburg, VA 20177 (703/478-8434 or 703/777-0426).

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

BRANDY FARMS -- One mile north of Crofton. Open Fridays noon to 4:30, Saturdays and Sundays 10 to 4:30. Scotch and white pine; Fraser fir; Norway spruce. From Crofton, Route 3 north to St. Stephens Church Road, right 1/2-mile to farm on left. 410/923-3453.

FRIENDSHIP TREES -- South of Friendship. Open weekends 9 to 4:30, weekdays noon to 4:30. Virginia and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway and blue spruce. From I-495, Route 4 south 16 miles to Route 260, left four miles into Owings and Route 778, left 1/2-mile to farm on left. 410/741-5712.

HILLTOP FARM -- South of Upper Marlboro. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays noon to 5. Mostly white pine; some blue spruce and Douglas fir. From I-495, Route 4 south six miles past Upper Marlboro to Lower Pindell Road, right one mile to Mallard Lane, left 1/4-mile to farm on right. 301/855-8431.

NICHOLSON FARM -- Near Bristol. Open daily 8 to dark. Scotch and white pine; Fraser and Douglas fir; white spruce. From I-495, Route 4 south 12 miles to Route 258, east two miles to Little Road, left 3/4-mile to farm on left. 301/855-8388.

Baltimore County

ALL TIMBER HILL FARM -- About four miles southeast of Maryland Line. Open weekends 8:30 to 4:30, weekdays 9:30 to 4:30. White pine; Douglas and Canaan fir; Norway and blue spruce. From I-695, I-83 north to Exit 36, east on Route 439 3.5 miles to sign on left. 410/343-1940.

DOYLE'S FARM -- Near Hereford. Open weekends 10 to dark. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; blue, white and Norway spruce. From I-695, I-83 north to Exit 31 (Middletown Road), right 1/2-mile to York Road, right 1/4-mile to Wiseburg Road, left 1/2-mile to Bernoudy Road, right one mile to farm on right. 410/357-8056.

ELLIOTT'S VENTURA FARM -- Near Butler. Open Thursdays through Sundays 9 to 4. Douglas and Fraser fir; Norway and blue spruce. From I-695 Exit 23B, north on Falls Road about 12 miles to farm on right at No. 15813. 410/771-4510.

FROSTEE FARM -- Near White Marsh Mall. Open weekends 8 to 5, weekdays noon to 5. Scotch, Austrian and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway, blue and white spruce. I-95 north to White Marsh exit and Old Philadelphia Road, right 3/4-mile to Cowenton Avenue, left 3/4-mile to sign on left. 410/687-3344 or 410/256-5560.

GREEN HILL FARM -- Near Jacksonville. Open weekends 8 to 5. White pine, Norway spruce, Douglas fir. From I-695 Exit 27, Route 146 (Dulaney Valley Road) north four miles to fork past Loch Raven bridge, bear right two miles to Peerce's Plantation, bear left two miles to Manor Road, left 1 1/2 miles to farm on left. 410/592-7813.

MARTIN'S FARM -- Near Hampstead. Open Wednesdays through Sundays 9 to 5, starting Sunday. White pine; Norway, white and blue spruce; Douglas and Fraser fir. From I-695, I-83 north to Route 137, west seven miles to Route 25, right 2.5 miles to farm on left. 410/374-2593.

MOUNT CARMEL FARM -- West of Hereford. Open daily 9 to 4. Scotch and white pine; Douglas and Fraser fir; blue spruce. From I-695, I-83 north to Exit 27 (Mount Carmel Road), west 2.7 miles to sign on left, just past Cedar Grove church. 410/329-8032.

OAK HILL FARM -- Near Hereford. Open Saturdays 9 to 5, Sundays 1 to 5, starting Dec. 4. Scotch and white pine. From I-695, I-83 north to Exit 27, west on Mount Carmel Road (follow detour signs) to Masemore Road, right to farm at second driveway on left. 410/343-1212.

PLEASANT HILL FARM -- East of Hereford. Open daily 9 to 5, starting Saturday. Norway and blue spruce. From I-695, I-83 north to Exit 27 (Mount Carmel Road), right 1/2-mile to York Road, right 0.1-mile to Monkton Road, left 1.7 miles to farm sign on left. 410/329-6239.

PRETTY BOY FARM -- Near Maryland Line. Open weekends 9 to 4. Scotch and white pine, Douglas fir, Norway spruce. From I-695, I-83 north to Exit 36, Route 439 west 0.1-mile to York Road, south 300 yards to farm lane on right. 410/357-4924.

RUHL FARM -- Near Jacksonville. Open daily 9 to 5. White pine; Norway and blue spruce; Douglas and concolor fir. From I-695 Exit 27, Dulaney Valley Road north four miles to Jarrettsville Pike, left five miles to farm on left. 410/666-2924.

STANSBURY FARM -- North of Jacksonville. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays 10 to 5, starting Saturday. Scotch and white pine; Norway and blue spruce; Douglas and Fraser fir. From I-695 Exit 27B, Route 146 north 8.5 miles to Stansbury Mill Road, right 1/8-mile to farm on right. 410/666-2531.

Carroll County

DAVIDSON FARM -- North of Reisterstown. Open weekends 8 to 5, Wednesdays through Fridays 9 to 5. Scotch, Austrian and white pine; Colorado and Norway spruce; Douglas, Fraser, Canaan concolor and balsam fir. From I-695 Exit 19, I-795 north to Exit 9B, west on Route 140 three miles to Route 91, right three miles to Emory Church Road, left one mile to farm on right. 410/239-6556.

FELDHOF FARM -- Near Westminster. Open Thursdays through Sundays 10 to 5. Scotch, Austrian and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway, Serbian and Colorado spruce. From Westminster, Route 27 north 2.5 miles to Route 482, east 3/4-mile to Leister's Church Road, right 2.2 miles to Neudecker Road, left 1/4-mile to farm on right. 410/876-7680.

FRA-MAR FARM -- In Hampstead. Open daily 9 to 5, starting Saturday. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir. From I-695, I-795 to Route 30 west through Hampstead to Shiloh Road, west one mile to No. 3601 on left. 410/374-2868.

HIRT FARM -- Two miles south of Westminster. Open daily 9 to 4. Scotch and white pine; Norway, Serbian and blue spruce; Douglas fir. From I-495, Route 97 (Georgia Avenue) north about 15 miles past I-70 to Hook Road, right 1.2 miles to Arnold Road, left 1/2-mile to farm on right. 410/876-8839.

J.C.K. FARM -- Seven miles west of Westminster. Open daily except Mondays 9 to 5, starting Saturday. Scotch and white pine, Norway spruce. From Westminster, Route 140 west to Mayberry Road, right 2.5 miles to farm signs on left. 410/876-8733 or 410/346-7597.

JUDY'S NURSERY -- Near Westminster. Open weekends 9 to dark, weekdays 4 to dark, starting Tuesday. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway and blue spruce. From I-695, I-795 north to Exit 9B and Route 140, west to Route 91, south to Deer Park Road, right to Bird View Road, left to first driveway on right. 410/876-7647 or 410/952-5089.

OTTERDALE VIEW FARM -- About 11 miles west of Westminster. Open daily 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Norway and Colorado blue spruce; Douglas fir. From Westminster, Route 140 west to Route 31, south 1/2-mile to Uniontown Road, right nine miles to Middleburg Road, west two miles to farm on right. 410/775-0176.

PINE VALLEY FARMS -- Near Woodbine. Open daily 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Douglas, Fraser and Canaan fir; Norway and blue spruce. From I-495, north on Route 97 (Georgia Avenue) 4.9 miles past I-70 to Fannie Dorsey Road, left 1.3-miles to sign on right. 410/795-8314.

PUTMAN FARM -- About five miles south of Westminster. Open daily 9 to 5, starting Saturday. Scotch pine, Douglas fir, blue spruce. From I-495, Route 97 north past I-70 about 15 miles to Nicodemus Road, right one mile to sign on left. 410/876-1380 or 410/875-0865.

SEVEN SPRINGS FARM -- In Manchester. Open daily 9 to dark. Scotch and white pine; Douglas, Fraser and balsam fir. From Westminster, Route 27 north to Route 30, right to York Street, left 3/4-mile to Millers Station Road, right 1/2-mile to signs on left. 410/239-3538.

SEWELL'S FARM -- Near Taneytown. Open daily 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Douglas and concolor fir; blue and white spruce. From Westminster, Route 140 west through Taneytown to Harney Road, right 1/4-mile to farm on left. 410/756-4397.

SHOWVAKER'S EVERGREENS -- Near Manchester. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays 1 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Fraser fir; Norway and blue spruce. From I-695, I-795 north to Exit 9A, north on Route 30 to Garrett Road, left 1/2-mile to farm signs. 410/374-1499.

SILVER MEADOW FARM -- Near Woodbine. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays 1 to 5, starting Saturday. Douglas fir; white and blue spruce. From Mount Airy, Route 27 north four miles to Gillis Falls Road, right two miles to Davis Road, left 1/2-mile to sign on right. 301/829-9198.

THOMAS FARM -- North of Manchester. Open weekends 8 to 5, weekdays 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Douglas and Fraser fir; Norway, white and blue spruce. From I-695, I-795 north to Exit 9A (Reisterstown), Route 30 north through Manchester to first farm on right. 410/374-9538.

Frederick County

BEAVER DAM FARM -- In Union Bridge. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays 3 to 5. Scotch, Austrian and white pine; Douglas fir. I-70 north to New Market exit, Route 75 north five miles past Libertytown to Beaver Dam Road, left 0.7-mile to farm on right. 410/775-0296.

CEDAR BROOK -- Near Libertytown. Open weekends 10:30 to 5, starting Dec. 4. Norway spruce, Douglas fir. From Frederick, Route 26 east to Libertytown, left at Daysville Road 1.5 miles to signs on right. 301/898-9503.

CLEMSONVILLE FARM -- East of Libertytown. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays 10 to 5. Scotch, Virginia, Austrian and white pine; Norway spruce. From I-695 Exit 18, Route 26 west to Clemsonville Road, right two miles to farm. From Frederick, Route 26 east to Clemsonville Road, left two miles to farm. 410/848-6083.

FRANZ FARM -- West of Damascus. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays 11 to 5. White pine; Norway and blue spruce. I-270 north to Route 27, north through Damascus to Route 80, left three miles to farm opposite Overlook Lane. 301/831-6840 or 301/865-6146.

GAVER FARM -- One mile east of New Market. Open daily 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine, Douglas fir. I-270 north to Exit 22 (Hyattstown) to Route 109, right 0.10-mile to Route 355, left to Route 75, north six miles to New Market and Route 144, right 1/2-mile to Detrick Road, left to first farm on right. 301/865-3515.

HARDEE FARM -- Northeast of Woodsboro. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays 9:30 to 5. Scotch, Austrian and white pine; Douglas fir; blue spruce. I-270 north to U.S. 15 north past Frederick, right on Route 26 (Liberty Road) two miles to Route 194 (Woodsboro Pike), left through Woodsboro 2.5 miles to New Midway and Renner Road, right two miles to sign on right. 301/384-6576 or 301/384-9455.

HIGH HOPES PLANTATION -- Three miles south of Middletown. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays except Mondays 10 to 4. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; blue spruce. From I-495, I-270 north to Route 40, west to Alternate Route 40, west to Middletown and Route 17, south three miles to Bennie's Hill Road and follow signs. 301/371-6228.

MAYNE'S FARM -- Five miles south of Frederick. Open daily 9 to dark starting Sunday. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway spruce. I-270 north to Exit 31B to Route 85, south through Buckeystown to first farm on right at 3420 Buckeystown Pike. 301/874-2665 or 301/662-4320.

OWL HOLLOW FARM -- About seven miles north of New Market. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays 11 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway spruce. I-270 north to Exit 22, Route 75 north across I-70 to Old Annapolis Road, right two miles to Kimmel Road, left 1/2-mile to farm on right. 800/477-3990 or 301/829-9639.

UNIONVILLE FARM -- Near Unionville. Open weekends 9 to 4. Scotch, Austrian and white pine; Norway spruce; Douglas fir. I-270 north to Route 27, north 25 miles to Route 26, west five miles to Clemsonville Road, left to Unionville Road, left to Woodville Road, right two miles to Talbot Run Road, follow signs to farm on left. 301/829-0604.

WOODVILLE FOREST -- Northwest of Mount Airy. Open weekends 9 to 4; Thursdays and Fridays 1 to 4 starting Thursday. Douglas, Fraser and Canaan fir; Colorado, Norway and blue spruce. From Damascus, Route 27 north 4.3 miles past Mount Airy to Harrisville Road, left 1.3 miles to stop sign, turn right then left (still Harrisville Road) to Woodville Road, right 0.8-mile to Peddicord Road, right 0.3-mile to farm on right. 301/829-1478.

Harford County

APPLEWOOD FARM -- East of Whiteford. Open daily 9 to 4:30. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; blue and white spruce. I-95 north to Exit 80 (Churchville) to Route 543, left two miles to Route 136, right 18 miles through Dublin to Prospect Road, right 2.5 miles to farm on right. 410/836-1140.

DEER CREEK VALLEY FARM -- Near Street. Open weekends 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce; Douglas fir. I-95 north to Route 543, north 18 miles to 3744 Ady Rd. 410/692-9793.

ENVIRONMENTAL EVERGREENS -- North of Bel Air. Open daily 10 to 5. Scotch, white and Austrian pine; Douglas, Fraser, Canaan, Korean, noble, grand and balsam fir; Norway and blue spruce. I-95 north to Exit 89 (Havre de Grace), Route 155 west three miles to Route 161, right about six miles to U.S. 1, left 1/2-mile to Berkley Road, right 1/2-mile to farm on right. 410/457-4766.

EVERGREEN FARM -- Near Havre de Grace. Open daily 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Norway and blue spruce; Fraser fir. I-95 north to Exit 89 (Havre de Grace) and Route 155, west 1/2-mile to Earlton Road, left to Webster Road, left to No. 4219 on right. 410/939-0659 or 410/272-8705.

FAMILY FARM -- About four miles west of Aberdeen. Open Friday through Sunday 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine, Fraser fir, Norway spruce. From Bel Air, Route 22 east five miles to Route 136; farm is 100 yards east of intersection. 410/734-7702.

GATE HILL FARM -- South of Churchville. Open daily 8 to 4:30. Scotch and white pine, Douglas fir. I-95 north to Exit 80, Route 543 north 1.9 miles to Route 136 (Calvary Road), right 1.2 miles to James Run Road, right 0.6-mile to farm on right. 410/734-7516.

HALE FARM -- About seven miles north of Jarrettsville. Open weekends 9 to 4. White pine; Norway and white spruce; Douglas and Fraser fir. From I-695, I-83 north to Exit 36 at Route 439, east seven miles to Route 23, north two miles to farm on right. 410/557-7892.

HICKORY HILL FARM -- North of Bel Air. Open weekends 8 to dark, weekdays 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; white and blue spruce; Douglas and Fraser fir. From I-95 north to Exit 80, north on Route 543 12 miles to farm on right. 410/838-8733 or 410/879-8733.

JARRETTSVILLE NURSERIES -- North of Jarrettsville. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays 10 to 4:30. White pine; Douglas, Fraser and concolor fir; blue spruce. From I-695 Exit 27, Route 146 north to Madonna, right at Route 23, left at Route 165, right at St. Clair Bridge Road to farm on right. 410/838-3966 or 410/557-9677.

MARANATHA FARM -- About seven miles southeast of Maryland Line. Open daily except Mondays 9 to 4:30, starting Saturday. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway spruce. From I-83 Exit 36, east on Route 439 about 5.5 miles to Dry Branch-Jolly Acres Road, left 1/2-mile to farm sign on right. 410/692-2517.

WALNUT GROVE FARM -- Near Fallston. Open daily except Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine, Douglas fir. I-95 north to Exit 74, west on Route 152 nine miles to Route 165, right one mile to Charles Street, left one mile to Walnut Grove Tree Farm Lane, right to farm on right. 410/557-7737.

Howard County

FRANK'S FRASER FIRS -- Near Olney. Open weekends 9 to 5. Fraser fir. From I-495, Route 97 (Georgia Avenue) north past Olney to Jennings Chapel Road, left two miles to Daisy Road, bear right two miles to Ed Warfield Road, left 1/4-mile to Duvall Road and farm at corner. 410/489-7722.

GREENWAY FARM -- Near Glenwood. Open weekends 9 to 4:30, weekdays 11 to 4:30. Scotch and white pine, Douglas fir, blue spruce. From I-495, Route 97 (Georgia Avenue) north about 15 miles past Olney to Route 144, left one mile to farm on left. 410/442-2388.

LARRILAND FARM -- Near Lisbon. Open weekends 9 to 5, Tuesdays through Fridays 1 to 5, starting Saturday. White pine, Douglas fir. From I-495, Route 97 (Georgia Avenue) north to Jennings Chapel Road, left four miles to Route 94, right 1/4-mile to farm signs. 301/854-6110 or 410/442-2605.

TIMBER FALLS FARM -- About one mile east of Mount Airy. Open weekends 10 to 4, starting Dec. 4. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway and blue spruce. From I-495, Route 97 (Georgia Avenue) north to I-70, west four miles to Route 27, north one mile to Twin Arch Road, right one mile to Old Frederick Road, left 0.1-mile to farm on left. 410/788-7277 or 301/829-1040.

TRIADELPHIA LAKE VIEW FARM -- In Glenelg. Open Tuesdays through Sundays 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; blue spruce. From Olney, Route 97 (Georgia Avenue) north 8.5 miles to Roxbury Road, right two miles to Triadelphia Road, right two miles to farm on right. 410/489-4460.

Montgomery County

BUCK LODGE FARM -- In Boyds. Open daily 9 to dusk. White pine. I-270 north to Route 28, west to Route 117, right three miles to farm on left. 301/349-5226.

BUTLER'S ORCHARD -- Near Damascus. Open daily except Mondays 10 to 4. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir. I-270 north to Exit 16 (Damascus), Route 27 east across Route 355 to Brink Road, right to farm signs. 301/972-3299.

CIDER AND GINGER FARM -- West of Poolesville. Open daily 7 to 5, starting Saturday. Scotch and white pine; Norway and blue spruce. I-270 north to Route 28, west 11 miles to Route 107, left nine miles through Poolesville to Elmer School Road, left one mile to third drive on right. 301/349-5693.

HOMESTEAD FARM -- Near Poolesville. Open weekends 10 to 4, starting Dec. 4. Scotch pine, Douglas fir. I-270 north to Route 28 west to Route 107, left to Sugarland Road, left to No. 15600 on right. 301/977-3761.

ITHACA FARM -- About 2.5 miles west of Darnestown. Open weekends 10 to dusk. Scotch and white pine, Douglas fir. I-270 north to Exit 10, left on Quince Orchard Road 3.2 miles to Route 28, right six miles to 15800 Darnestown Rd. 301/216-2500.

IZAAK WALTON LEAGUE -- In Damascus. Scotch pine, Douglas fir. Open weekends 9 to 4, starting Dec. 4. From Damascus, east on Route 108 two miles to Mullinix Mill Road, left to No. 26430. 301/253-2384.

MG FARM -- West of Damascus. Open daily 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Douglas and Fraser fir. I-270 north to Exit 16 (Father Hurley Boulevard), east on Route 27 seven miles to farm on left. 301/253-2636.

KING FARM -- North of Clarksburg. Open weekends 10 to 5. White pine; Douglas and Fraser fir; blue and white spruce. From Damascus, south on Route 27 four miles to Hawks Road, right two miles to Stringtown Road, right to first farm on right. 301/253-4521.

NAUGHTY PINE PLANTATION -- About four miles west of Poolesville. Open Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 4-5 from 10 to dark. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway and blue spruce. I-270 north to Route 28, west 11 miles to Route 107, west nine miles through Poolesville to Elmer School Road, left 0.8-mile to farm on right. 301/972-7562.

R & K TREES -- Near Boyds. Open Dec. 4-19 weekends 9 to 4, weekdays 3 to 5. Scotch pine; Douglas fir; Norway and blue spruce. I-270 north to Boyds-Clarksburg exit and Route 121, south four miles to Route 117, west one mile to Slidell Road, right to first driveway on right. 301/972-9355.

Prince George's County

HOWIE'S TREES -- Near Upper Marlboro. Open daily 9 to dark. Norway and blue spruce; Douglas and Fraser fir. From I-495, Route 214 (Central Avenue) east to Route 301, south one mile to U-turn at Queen Anne Road, Route 301 north to first driveway on right at 216 S.E. Crain Hwy. 301/390-7480.

LEONNIG FARM -- In Landover. Open Fridays through Sundays 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine. From I-495 Exit 17A, Route 202 south to third traffic light, left to farm drive. 301/455-5837.

PINES FARM -- Near Brandywine. Open daily 8 to 5, starting Saturday. Scotch and white pine; Douglas and Fraser fir. From I-495, Route 5 south to Route 381 (Brandywine Road), east 10 miles to Route 382 (Croom Road), left two miles to Magruder's Ferry Road, right to first driveway on left. 301/579-2522.

SEPPI EVERGREENS -- Near Bowie. Open daily 9 to dark. Scotch pine; Norway and blue spruce; Douglas, balsam and Fraser fir. U.S. 50 east to Route 197, east to Route 301, south to Queen Anne Bridge Road, left one mile to No. 17409 on right. 301/249-7412.

TANNER'S TREES -- Near Brandywine. Open weekends 7:30 to 5. Scotch, red and white pine; Norway and Colorado spruce; Douglas fir. From I-495, Route 5 south eight miles to Route 381 (Brandywine Road), left seven miles to Baden-Westwood Road, left 1.2 miles to sign on left. 301/579-2238.

St. Mary's County

EVERGREEN ACRES -- In Oakville. Open daily noon to dusk. Scotch and white pine; Norway and white spruce; Fraser and Douglas fir. From I-495, Route 5 south to Route 235, south three miles to Oakville Road, left to Queen Tree Road, left one mile to farm on right. 301/862-1597.

THOMPSON'S FARM -- Near Great Mills. Open weekends 10 to 5, weekdays noon to 5, starting Sunday. Scotch, Virginia, white and Austrian pine; Norway and blue spruce. From I-495, Route 5 south past Leonardtown 12 miles to Great Mills, right on Flat Iron Road one mile to farm on right. 301/994-0219.

WRIGHT'S FARM -- In Mechanicsville. Open weekends 9 to 5, weekdays noon to 5. Scotch pine; Norway and blue spruce. From I-495, Route 5 south to Route 235, south five miles to Friendship School Road, right 0.9-mile to Friendship Court, right 0.3-mile to farm on right. 301/373-8184.

Talbot County

HUTCHISON FARM -- East of Easton. Open daily except Sundays 8 to dark, starting Saturday. White pine, Douglas fir, Colorado spruce. U.S. 50 east to Route 328, east seven miles to Lewistown Road, left 2.5 miles to farm on left. 410/820-2062.

Washington County

MOUNT HOPE FARM -- West of Hagerstown. Open weekends 10 to 5, Tuesdays through Fridays 1 to 5. Scotch and white pine; blue and white spruce; Douglas and concolor fir. I-270 north to I-70 west to Route 63, north past Route 40 to Resh Road, left 1/4-mile to Mount Tabor Road, left 1/2-mile to farm on left. 301/790-2372.

Virginia

Clarke County

ASHCROFT FARM -- Near White Post. Open Fridays through Sundays 10 to 5. Scotch and white pine, Colorado spruce, concolor fir. U.S. 50 west past U.S. 340 to Gun Barrel Road (Route 644), left 3/4-mile to Kitchen Lane and farm on right. 540/837-1240.

HAPDOG FARMS -- Near Berryville. Open Saturdays 8 to 5, Sundays noon to 5. Scotch and white pine. Route 7 west to Business Route 7 into Berryville, north on First Street 1.1 miles to farm signs on right. 540/955-2144.

KILKEE FARM -- Three miles west of Berryville. Open weekends 9 to dark. Scotch and white pine. Route 7 west past Berryville to Route 632, north 3.5 miles to farm on right. 540/877-1996 or 540/955-2091.

OAKLAND PLANTATION -- Near Berryville. Open daily 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Norway and blue spruce. Route 7 west to U.S. 340, north through Berryville four miles to farm on right ( 1/2-mile south of West Virginia line). 540/955-4495 or 800/727-9627.

SIPE'S FARM -- Near White Post. Open daily 8:30 to 4:30. Scotch, white and Austrian pine; Fraser fir. I-66 west to U.S. 340, north to White Post, east on Route 628 one mile to farm sign on left. 540/837-1496.

Culpeper County

GLEN GARY FARM -- Near Viewtown. Open daily dawn to dark. Scotch, Austrian and white pine; Colorado spruce; Douglas and Fraser fir. From Warrenton, Route 211 west 10 miles to Amissville and Route 642 (Viewtown Road), left one mile to Route 611 (Waterford Road), left two miles to Route 626 (Korea Road), right one mile to farm on left. 540/937-4751.

GREAT HICKORY FARM -- Near Rixeyville. Open weekends 10 to dark. White pine; Norway and blue spruce. From Warrenton, Route 211 west across the Rappahannock River to Route 229, left to Route 726 (Little Fork Road), left 1/4-mile to farm on right. 540/937-4508.

HINTER BENEDICTEN CONIFERS -- Near Viewtown. Open Fridays 2 to dark, Saturdays and Sundays dawn to dark. Norway and blue spruce. From Warrenton, west on Route 211 to Amissville and Route 642 (Viewtown Road), left one mile to Route 611 (Waterford Road), left two miles to Route 626 (Korea Road), right one mile to farm on right at Point of View Drive. 540/937-6062.

OAK SHADE FARM -- Near Warrenton. Open daily 9 to 5. White pine, some Norway spruce. From Warrenton, U.S. 211 west across Rappahannock River to Route 229, left six miles to Route 611 (Waterford Road), right one mile to farm on right. 540/937-5062.

"PEPER" MINT FARM -- In Culpeper. Open daily 9 to dusk. Scotch, Virginia and white pine; Norway spruce. From Culpeper, Route 229 (Main Street extended) north to Route 729 (Eggbornsville Road), left 4.5 miles to farm on right. 540/825-4693.

Fairfax County

CLIFTON PLANTATION -- Near Clifton. Open weekends 11 to dark, Tuesdays through Fridays noon to dark. Scotch and white pine; Fraser fir. From I-495, Braddock Road west to left at Burke Lake Road (which becomes Clifton Road at Route 123), continue 3.7 miles past Route 123 to Henderson Road, left 1.1 mile to No. 12360 on left. 703/830-2863.

FOX RIDGE FARM -- In Great Falls. Open Saturdays 9 to dark, Sundays noon to dark, weekdays except Mondays 3 to dark. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce. From I-495, Route 193 (Georgetown Pike) west to Springvale Road, right to Milkweed Drive, left to Cream Cup Lane, left to end at No. 10712. 703/759-9623.

KROP'S CROPS -- In Great Falls. Open daily 10 to 7. Scotch, Austrian and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway and blue spruce. At 11110 Georgetown Pike (Route 193), eight miles west of I-495 Exit 13 and one mile east of Route 7. 703/430-8955.

Fauquier County

COLLINE FARM -- Near Orlean. Open Saturdays 9 to 5, Sundays noon to 5. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce. From Warrenton, Route 211 west five miles to Route 688 (Leeds Manor Road), right five miles to Route 743 (Bears Den Road), left to signs on right. 540/341-7342.

J.B.'S TREES -- Near Midland. Open weekends 11 to dark. Scotch and white pine. I-66 west to Route 28, south 25 miles to Midland and Route 610 (Midland Road), left to Route 602 (Rogues Road), right 1.5 miles to farm on right. 540/788-4035.

K & K TREES -- Near Marshall. Open weekends 8 to 4. White pine, Norway spruce. I-66 west to Exit 27 and Route 721 (Free State Road), south about six miles to farm on left. 540/364-1130.

STRIBLING'S TREES -- Near Markham. Open weekends 10 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce; Fraser fir. I-66 west to Exit 18 (Markham) and Route 688 (Leeds Manor Road), left three miles to farm on right. 540/364-1206 or 703/978-3418.

Frederick County

PINETOP FARM -- Near Gore. Open Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-12, Saturdays 9 to 4, Sundays noon to 4. White pine. From Winchester, U.S. 50 west 10 miles to Gore, left at Route 751 (Gore Road), left at Route 704 (Back Creek Road), six miles to Route 617 (Pinetop Road), right 1/2-mile to white house on ridge top. 540/858-3381 or 540/662-8356.

SHERWOOD FARM -- Near Winchester. Open Fridays through Sundays 9 to 5, Wednesdays and Thursdays noon to 5. Scotch and white pine; Douglas and Fraser fir; Norway spruce. From Winchester, U.S. 522 north through Gainesboro to Route 694 (Reynolds Road), right to Sherwood Pines Lane, left to farm signs on right. 540/888-3597 or 540/888-4396.

Loudoun County

ARLESA VINEYARD -- In Lovettsville. Open daily 9 to dark, starting Dec. 6. Scotch pine. From Leesburg, west on Route 7 to Route 9, west to Route 287, north to Route 693 (Ash George Road), right one mile to Route 691 (Rehobeth Church Road), left to end of Snow Lane at No. 39355. 540/882-3711.

BADLANDS FARM -- In Waterford. Open weekends 9:30 to 4:30. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce; Douglas fir. Route 7 west to Route 9, west 4.5 miles to Route 698 (Old Wheatland Road), right 1/2-mile to farm sign on left. 540/882-3218 or 703/777-6010.

CHANTILLY FARM -- Near Chantilly. Open weekends 9 to dark. Scotch and white pine. From I-66, U.S. 50 west six miles past Route 28 to Route 659 (Gum Spring Road), left 0.8-mile to farm on left. 703/327-6441.

CHRISTMAS TREE PLACE -- In Purcellville. Open weekends 8 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce. From Leesburg, west on Route 7 to Purcellville, north on Route 287 to Allder School Road, left to one mile to farm sign on left. 540/338-2947.

CREEKVIEW FARM -- Near Aldie. Open weekends 8:30 to 4:30, weekdays 1 to 5. Scotch, white and red pine; Norway and blue spruce. U.S. 50 west to Gilbert's Corner, U.S. 15 south 2.2 miles to Route 600 (New Road), left 1/2-mile to driveway on left. 703/327-4765.

DAYSTAR FARM -- In Leesburg. Open Saturdays 9 to dark, Sundays 1 to dark. Scotch pine, Norway spruce. U.S. 50 west to Route 606 (Old Ox Road), right one mile to Route 621 (Evergreen Mills Road), left 6.5 miles to Route 861 (Reservoir Road), right to third house on left. 703/327-6603.

FRAZIER FAMILY TREE -- In Leesburg. Open daily 10 to 5, starting Saturday. White pine. From Leesburg, U.S. 15 south 2.5 miles to Harmony Church Road, right 2.2 miles to Loudoun Orchard Road, left 2.1 miles to Leighfield Lane, right to farm. 703/243-5725.

HERON POND FARM -- Near Leesburg. Open Saturdays 9 to dark, Sundays 10 to dark, starting Dec. 4. Scotch and white pine, Norway spruce. From I-495 to Route 267 to Dulles Greenway to Leesburg and U.S. 15, south 3.9 miles to 20124 James Monroe Hwy. 703/777-3807.

HIDDEN BROOK FARM -- Near Purcellville. Weekends noon to dark. White pine. From Leesburg, Route 7 west to Purcellville, left at Route 287 (Berlin Turnpike), right to Business Route 7, left at Route 690, left to Route 734 (Snickersville Turnpike), left to fourth building on right. 540/338-3540.

JACOBSON FARM -- In Leesburg. Open Fridays through Sundays 9 to 4, through Dec. 5. Scotch and white pine; Douglas and Canaan fir; some blue spruce. From Leesburg, U.S. 15 north 10 miles to Route 658 (St. Clair Lane), left to signs. 703/777-9534.

JOE'S TREES -- In Chantilly. Open weekends 9 to dark, weekdays noon to dark. Scotch and white pine. I-66 west to Route 234, north three miles to Route 659 (Gum Springs Road), right 2.3 miles to Sweetwater Lane, right to farm signs on left. 703/754-7825.

JAYNEHILL FARM -- In Round Hill. Open Saturdays 9:30 to 4, Sundays 11:30 to 3 (11 to 2 on Dec. 19), starting Dec. 4. Scotch and white pine; Norway and blue spruce; Douglas and balsam fir. From Leesburg, Route 7 west about 15 miles to the Round Hill exit, right into Round Hill to Route 719 (Newcut Road), south about four miles (Newcut becomes Airmont) to Route 734 (Snickersville Turnpike), continue 1/2-mile to farm on right at second driveway past bridge. 540/554-2009.

LOUDOUN NURSERY -- Near Purcellville. Open weekends 9 to 4:30. Scotch and white pine; Norway and blue spruce. Route 7 west to Purcellville, north on Route 690 (Hillsboro Road), left on Route 711 (Allder School Road), right on Route 716 (Short Hill Road) to third driveway on left. 540/338-4635 or 888/997-4635.

LOUDOUN VALLEY FARM -- (Morrisonville field). Near Leesburg. Open Fridays 2 to 5, weekends 10 to 5, through Dec. 19. Scotch pine, Douglas fir. Route 7 west to Route 9, west five miles to Route 287, right 2.4 miles to Morrisonville Road, left 2.3 miles to farm on left. 540/882-3394.

LOUDOUN VALLEY FARM -- (John Wolford field). Near Leesburg. Open Mondays through Thursdays 2 to 5, through Dec. 21. Scotch pine; Norway and Colorado spruce; Douglas fir. Route 7 west to Route 9, west five miles to Route 287, north one mile to John Wolford Road, left 0.4-mile to No. 38286 on right. 540/882-3394.

LOWELANDS FARM -- Near Middleburg. Open weekends 9 to 5 through Dec. 12. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce. From I-66, U.S. 50 west 16 miles to Aldie and Route 734 (Snickersville Turnpike), right five miles to Route 733 (Lime Kiln Road), right one mile to Route 763 (Steptoe Hill Road), left 1/2-mile to sign on right. 703/777-7746 or 540/687-6923.

MELODY FARM -- Near Arcola. Open weekends 9 to dark, weekdays noon to dark. Scotch and white pine. U.S. 50 west to Route 659 (Gumspring Road), left four miles to Sweetwater Lane, left 1/4-mile to sign on right. 703/754-7905.

MIDDLEBURG FARM -- Near Middleburg. Open weekends 9 to dark. Scotch and white pine; Norway and blue spruce; Douglas fir. U.S. 50 west to Middleburg, north at Route 626 (Foxcroft Road) 6.2 miles to Route 630 (Unison Road), right 0.1-mile to farm on left. 540/554-8625.

MILLTOWN CREEK FARM -- Near Lovettsville. Open weekends 9 to 4, Fridays 2 to 5, starting Saturday. Scotch and white pine; Norway, blue, white and Engelmann spruce; Douglas and concolor fir. Route 7 west to Route 9, west five miles to Route 287, north 4.7 miles to Route 682 (Householder Road), left 1/2-mile to farm on left. 540/822-5428.

OAKSWORTH FARM -- Near Leesburg. Open weekends 10 to 4. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce. From Leesburg, U.S. 15 south 4.5 miles to signs on left. 703/771-1134.

RIGHT IN MY BACKYARD FARM -- Near Centreville. Open Mondays through Saturdays 8 to 5, Sundays 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway spruce; red cedar. U.S. 50 west to Route 621, left two miles to end, right 1/2-mile to farm on left. 703/327-2407.

SHERPER FARM -- In Paeonian Springs. Open weekends 10 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce. From Leesburg, west on Route 7 Bypass to Route 9, west 1/4-mile to farm on left. 540/955-3975.

SNICKERS GAP FARM -- Near Bluemont. Open daily 9 to dark. Scotch and white pine; Douglas and Fraser fir; Norway and Colorado spruce. From Leesburg, Route 7 west 16 miles to Route 711 (Williams Gap Road), north 1/2-mile to farm on left. 540/554-8323.

SOUTH FORK TREES -- Near Leesburg. Open weekends 9:30 to dark. White pine. From I-495, Route 7 west to first entrance to Leesburg bypass, west 5.5 miles to Route 9, west 2.5 miles to farm drive on left; or Dulles Toll Road to Dulles Greenway to Exit 1A to Leesburg bypass, west 4.3 miles to Route 9, west 2.5 miles to farm drive on left. 540/338-4925.

THOMPSON'S FARM -- In Aldie. Open weekends 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine, Norway spruce. U.S. 50 west to U.S. 15, south one mile to Route 705 (Braddock Road), left 2.2 miles to farm on left. 703/327-4296.

TICONDEROGA FARM -- Near Chantilly. Open Mondays through Saturdays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Scotch, Virginia and white pine; Douglas and Fraser fir; Norway spruce; red cedar. From I-66, U.S. 50 west 10.5 miles to Route 621 (Elk Lick Road), left two miles to end, right 1/2-mile to farm signs. 703/327-4424.

VINE AND BRANCH FARM -- In Lovettsville. Open Fridays and Saturdays 9 to dark, Sundays 1 to dark, starting Dec. 3. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce. From Leesburg, west on Route 7 to Route 9, west to Route 287, north to Route 692, left 1/3-mile to first driveway on left. 540/882-9658.

WHITE OAK FARM -- West of Middleburg. Open weekends 9 to 4:30, weekdays 1 to 4:30. Scotch and white pine, Norway spruce. U.S. 50 west to Route 611 (St. Louis Road), north 1.7 miles to Route 790 (Newlin Mill Road), left 1.1-mile to farm on right. 540/687-6121 or 540/270-3635.

Madison CountySTONEHEARTH FARM -- Near Culpeper. Open daily 8:30 to dark. Scotch, Virginia, red and white pine. From Culpeper, south on Route 29 eight miles to Route 631 and Prince Michel Winery, west 1/4-mile to farm on left. 540/547-2576 or 301/384-6215.

Orange CountyELYSIUM FARM -- Near Rapidan. Open Fridays and weekends 8 to dark. Scotch and white pine. From Fredericksburg, Route 3 west to Route 20 south to Route 617, right to Route 627, three miles to farm signs on left. 540/672-4512.

HNF TREES -- Near Unionville. Open Wednesdays through Sundays 8 to dark. Scotch and white pine, blue spruce. I-95 south to Route 3, west 15 miles to Route 20, left 15 miles to Route 522, right one mile to farm on right. 703/323-7731.

Page CountySHENANDOAH COUNTRYSIDE FARM -- Near Luray. Open daily 10 to dark. White pine. From Luray, south on Business U.S. 340 to Route 642 (Stony Man Road), east to Route 689 (still Stony Man Road) through Stony Man to Route 670 (Somers Road), left 0.1-mile to driveway at left. 540/743-6434.

Prince William CountyEVERGREEN ACRES -- In Nokesville. Open weekends during daylight, weekdays 2 to dark. Scotch and white pine; Colorado spruce. From I-66, west to Route 28, south through Manassas to Nokesville and Fitzwater Drive, left one mile to Aden Road, right 1.5 miles to Carriage Ford Road, right 2.5 miles to Hazelwood Drive, left 1/2-mile to farm on right. 703/594-3330.

SHADY GROVE FARM -- Near Nokesville. Open weekends 9 to dark, weekdays 2 to dark. Scotch and white pine; Douglas fir; Norway spruce. I-66 west to Route 29 (Gainesville exit), west to Route 215 (Vint Hill Road), east seven miles to Reid Lane, right to signs on right. 703/754-8745.

Rappahannock CountyBAUMGARDNER FARM -- Between Sperryville and Washington, Va. Open Thursdays through Sundays 8 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce; Douglas and Fraser fir. From Warrenton, Route 211 west 22 miles to farm opposite Rappahannock County High School. 540/675-3371 or 540/987-9017.

CHESTNUT HILLS FARM -- Near Amissville. Open daily 9 to 4:30, starting Saturday. Scotch and white pine; Norway spruce. From Warrenton, Route 211 west 1.5 miles past Amissville to Route 611 (Seven Ponds Road), left 300 yards to farm on right. 540/937-5461.

MOOSE HILL FARM -- Near Sperryville. Open Dec. 11-12 from 9 to dark. White pine, Norway spruce. From Culpeper, north on U.S. 522 nine miles to Route 707 (Slate Mills Road), left four miles to Route 607 (Quaintance Road), right one mile to farm on left at Jennie Dade Lane. 540/987-8271.

SPRING HILL FARM -- Near Washington, Va. Open weekends 8 to 5. White pine, blue spruce. From Warrenton, Route 211 west 25 miles to Route 622 (Gid Brown Hollow Road), right one mile to blue house on right. 540/987-9414.

Shenandoah CountyBLAIR FARMS -- Near Woodstock. Open daily 9 to dark. Scotch, Virginia and white pine; Norway spruce. I-66 west to I-81 south to Woodstock, Route 42 west one mile to Route 605 (St. Luke Road), right three miles (bear left at fork) to Route 623 (Back Road), left 1/2-mile to Route 791 (Crider Lane), left 1/4-mile to farm on left. 540/459-2090.

DIETZ FARM -- In Strasburg. Open Fridays through Sundays 9 to 5, starting Dec. 3. White pine, Norway spruce. I-66 west to I-81 south to Route 11 to Strasburg, right at King Street, left at Holliday Street, right on High Street to No. 393 on left. 703/750-2913.

MILL CREEK FARM -- Near Mount Jackson. Open Fridays noon to dusk, Saturdays and Sundays dawn to dusk. Scotch and white pine; some Norway spruce and Douglas fir. I-66 west to I-81 south to Exit 273 (Bryce Mountain), Route 11 south four miles to Route 263, west two miles to farm on left at 10312 Orkney Grade. 540/477-2470.

PINE HILL FARM -- Near New Market. Open daily 8 to dark. Scotch and white pine, Norway spruce. I-66 to I-81 south to New Market, west on Route 211 to Plains Mill Road, right across bridge to River Road, left to New Market Depot Road, left two miles to Flat Rock Road, left to second house on right. 540/740-8998.

Warren County

CALAMUS CREEK FARM -- Near Front Royal. Open daily 9 to dark. Scotch pine; Norway and blue spruce. I-66 west to U.S. 340, south to Route 649, left 1.9 miles to Route 607, right 1/2-mile to farm on left. 540/635-7763.

GLEN MANOR FARM -- Near Front Royal. Open weekends 9 to dark starting Saturday. White pine. I-66 west to Route 55 west to U.S. 340, south to Route 649, left 5.5 miles to farm on left. 540/635-6363 or 540/635-7695.

HERITAGE PINES -- In Middletown. Open daily 9 to dark, starting Saturday. Scotch and white pine. From I-66 Exit 6 (second Front Royal exit), south on U.S. 340 1/2-mile to Route 637 (Guard Hill Road), right 2.5 miles to farm on right. 540/636-9296.

QUAIL HOLLOW FARM -- Near Bentonville. Open weekends 9 to 5. Scotch and white pine; Norway and white spruce. From Front Royal, U.S. 340 south 10 miles to Bentonville and Route 613, left to Route 672 and farm signs on left. 540/635-9155 or 703/560-7421.

RUDACILLE FARM -- Near Browntown. Open Mondays through Saturdays 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays noon to 5. Scotch and white pine. From Front Royal, south on U.S. 340 1/2-mile to Route 649, left eight miles to Browntown, right at Route 613 to farm on left. 540/636-2149.

SKYLINE EVERGREEN FARM -- Near Bentonville. Open daily 8 to dark. Scotch pine, Norway spruce. From Front Royal, south on U.S. 340 10 miles to Bentonville, east on Route 613 (Bentonville-Browntown Road) two miles to farm on left. 540/635-4366.