Trees & Costs

Choosing the best tree for YOU!

Tree sales begin Nov 18th.

Tree Species

Fraser Fir

A close up photo of a branch of a Fraser Fir tree
  • Flat needles are soft (½” to 1” length) and have the best retention
  • Pleasant scent with strong branches
  • Dark blue-green colour with a lighter green underside

Balsam Fir

A close up photo of a branch of a Balsam Fir tree
  • Flat needles are soft and long lasting (¾” to 1 ½” length)
  • Most fragrant of all the tree varieties
  • Dark shiny green colour with a nice full shape

Scotch Pine

A close up photo of a branch of a Scotch Pine tree
  • Needles hold well (1” to 3” length)
  • Boast a long-lasting aroma and eye-catching reddish bark colour
  • Should be cut after December 1

Blue Spruce

A close up photo of a branch of a Blue Spruce tree
  • Good needle retention with very sharp needles (1” to 1 ½” length) with stiff branches well suited for heavy decorations
  • Bluish-grey to silvery blue colour
  • Should be cut after December 1

White Spruce

A close up photo of a branch of a White Spruce tree
  • Short, stiff needles that hold well (1/2” to ¾” length)
  • Strong bluish-green branches
  • Should be cut after December 1

Tree Comparison Chart

2023: Tree sales begin November 18th.

CostFragranceBranch StrengthNeedle Retention
Fraser Fir$$$$3.5 / 55 / 55 / 5
Balsam Fir$$$5 / 53 / 54 / 5
Scotch Pine$3 / 52 / 52 / 5
Blue Spruce$$$3 / 55 / 53 / 5
White Spruce$3 / 54 / 53 / 5

Our farm is a great place to get into the Christmas spirit.

Our free tractor and wagon rides to the tree fields make cutting a tree fun and easy. We have bonfires to warm fingers and toes.

We always have a selection of precut trees to choose from if you don’t wish to cut your own!

We provide handsaws (and no, our insurance provider won’t allow you to bring a chainsaw). Please read our Christmas FAQs for more detail.

Tree Pricing

2023: Tree sales begin Nov 18th. There will be a price tag on the tree you choose. An approximate guide for typical Christmas tree prices sorted by species and height (in feet) is as follows:

Please keep in mind that prices can vary outside of these estimates.

There is no charge to have your tree shaken. It’s $4 to have it wrapped.

What goes into pricing?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions. The short answer is it depends. All of our trees are individually priced with a tag.

We take great pride in growing some of the highest quality Christmas trees in Ontario. We also have a tree for every family’s preference, style and budget.

The grading standards for Christmas trees is a good guide to help determine tree pricing.

Some of the factors we consider are:

  • Tree species
  • Shape of taper
  • Density of foliage and branch spacing
  • Production costs
  • Health of tree
  • Height of tree

Tree Care

Caring for Your Tree

Remember, a Christmas tree is a living thing. Look after it as carefully you would cut flowers.

Once you select a tree, follow these tips to keep it fresh and safe:

  • If you buy your tree more than 24 hours before you plan to set it up, store the tree outdoors in a shaded area out of the wind until you are ready to bring it into the house.
  • When you bring the tree into the house for decorating, make another fresh cut across the trunk. Use a tree stand that holds plenty of water (up to 4 litres is recommended).
  • Trees are especially thirsty for the first few days and prefer warm tap water. They may drink up to four litres of water per day, so be sure to check daily and supply fresh water as needed. If you allow the water level to drop below the bottom of the tree, a seal will form just as it does on a cut flower and a new cut will be necessary.
  • Place your tree away from fireplaces, radiators, televisions, and other sources of heat. Turn off the tree lights when you leave and before you retire at night.
  • Avoid the use of combustible decorations. Check all electric lights and connections. Do not use lights with worn or frayed cords.

Following these measures should ensure a beautiful tree that stays fresh.

Seasonal Opening

We open Thanksgiving weekend and close at 2pm on Christmas Eve. Every year!


Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm
951 8th Concession South
Pakenham, ON, Canada

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2023 Season

Starting November 11, we open 7 days a week for the Christmas season:

Mon-Thur 10 to 6
Fri 10 to 8
Sat-Sun 9 to 5

Tree sales start November 18.

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