Balsam? Blue? Find the Perfect Tree for You

Balsam? Blue? Find the Perfect Tree For You!

You do not need to recreate the iconic scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to find and cut your own Christmas tree.  There are multiple local options ranging from U-Cut to pre-cut to potted – finding the perfect tree will be a delight! Bundle up the family and rejoice in an adventure that comes only once a year, but creates memories to cherish for a lifetime. You will marvel in the charm and ambiance of the local tree farms who wait for this season all year long. Whether you are seeking out the perfect Noble, Grand Fir, Douglas Fir, Balsam Fir, or Blue Spruce you are guaranteed to find that perfect tree. Be sure to grab a hot cup of cider or cocoa, dress warmly and set out on your adventure! 


Holiday Forest Christmas Trees

3125 280th St NW 

Stanwood, WA 98292 

Phone: 360-629-9097 

Muskrat Flats U-Cut Christmas Tree Farm

501 Pioneer Hwy E

Arlington, WA


Point Valdimar Farm

4921 Silvana Terrace RD

Stanwood, WA 98292


The Tree Farm U-Cut

3011 268th St NW

Stanwood, WA, 98292

Call (425)244-7179


Not up for the adventure of cutting down your own tree? Orchard’s Nursery offers a wide selection of pre-cut Noble, Douglas, Fraser, and Grand Firs.  Wanting to plant the tree postseason? They offer live trees as well in addition to wreaths, poinsettias, and Christmas cactus.  

10521 State Route 532 Stanwood, WA 98292  360-629-3586

Too much to do? Grab a tree while grocery shopping at QFC, Haggens, or Grocery Outlet (pre-cut and a limited selection of live trees.) 

Homemade Hazelnut Caramel Bars

After you have that beautiful tree setup and twinkling with decorations treat yourself to homemade Hazelnut Caramel Bars.  Get some shelled hazelnuts at Hazel Blue Acres (430 Hevly Rd Arlington, WA www.hazelblueacres.comOPEN EVERY TUESDAY from 2 pm to 6 pm AND EVERY SATURDAY of each month from 9 am to 2 pm.  Place your order and when you are 5-10 minutes away from the farm call 360-770-7261 and they will have your order waiting for you. Or order online here.

Hazelnut Caramel Bars

Cookie Base:

1 cup flour

3 Tablespoons sugar

1/3 cup butter, well chilled

1 egg yolk, beaten


2 cups whole hazelnuts, toasted & skinned

¼ cup butter

2/3 cup packed light brown sugar

¼ cup light corn syrup

¼ cup heavy or light cream

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla


  1. To make base: preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a food processor or a bowl combine flour & sugar. Process or combine with a pastry blender until fine crumbs. Add egg yolk and blend briefly. Do not over-mix. Dough should just hold together when pressed. Press into the bottom of an 8 inch square pan. Bake until pale gold, about 25 minutes. Remove pan and change oven to 375 degrees.
  1. To make filling: place toasted hazelnuts on baked cookie base and spread evenly. Combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup & cream in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil, stirring constantly over medium heat. Boil one minute, add salt and vanilla. Pour over hazelnuts. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set pan on wire rack to cool. Cut into bars with a small sharp knife.

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