By Janee Law
With only two weeks left till Christmas, it wouldn’t be much of a celebration ripping open those holiday gifts without a decorated Christmas tree in the room. Here are some places where you can pick one up -- or chop it down yourself -- in the Town of Huntington.
Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm
1500 East Jericho Turnpike, Huntington
631-368-8626 or 631-766-0485
Elwood Farm offers species like Norway spruce, blue spruce, Douglas fir, Fraser fir and Turkish fir. Owner Lee Itzler said the trees are priced by foot, with heights from 6-18 feet. Open since 2007, the farm grows its own trees, which Itzler said takes up to 10 years. In addition, Itzler said he also sells wreaths and garlands, and on Saturdays and Sundays, Santa Claus makes an appearance. The farm accepts cash and checks and offers to assist customers in tying their trees to the top of the vehicles. “If you want to cut your own tree, you need to bring a handsaw,” Itzler said. Hours to cut your own tree are Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to dark and weekdays from 3 p.m. to dark. The farm is open every day to purchase pre-cut trees from 3-7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. If you can’t make it in those hours, Itzler suggests customers call to make an appointment. “It’s a very unique farm for our area,” Itzler said. “I have quite a variety, especially if you want good trees.”
47 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
Open seven days a week, Prianti Farms handpicks its trees from farms in Canada. “We give you correct instructions, every tree gets a fresh cut, gets bumbled and any tree that comes here that we don’t think is an appropriate Christmas tree we reject and leave it on the truck,” said owner Giro Dilillo. From tree fit for tabletops to 20-foot-tall monsters, this farm offers species like Balsam fir, Fraser fir, Douglas fir, blue spruce, concolor fir and canaan fir. Its hours are from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and prices start at $25. Open since 1924, Dilillo said that it’s are more than just a farm, offering wreaths, garlands, tree stands, indoor and outdoor decorations, roping, poinsettias, and lights. For more information, including coupons and special delivery services, visit priantifarmsinc.com.
Tilden Lane Farm
48 Wyckoff Street, Greenlawn
A family-run business for more than 225 years, Tilden Lane Farm in Greenlawn sells blue, white and Norway spruce, along with Fraser and Concolor firs. With prices ranging from $70-$80, the farm offers you-cut and pre-cut trees. Tilden also sells handmade wreaths and kissing balls, which are $20-$30 with the purchase of a tree. Additionally, the farm provides handsaws, netting and rope, and the staff will assist in tying a tree to the top of a customer’s car. If that wasn’t enough, its website offers a section dedicated to help customers take care of their trees. Open only on Saturdays and Sundays, including Dec. 12 and Dec. 13, its hours are from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.