Getting a Real Tree

Getting a Real Tree

Get in touch with your inner lumbersexual this holiday season. Christmas tree lots spring up all over the city almost before the first bite of turducken has gone down, and there have been a slew of fake plastic trees to choose from since July. But none of those require the donning of plaid flannel shirts. Going to a farm to cut down a tree is a much more rewarding and manly experience. There are lots of tree farms in Maryland so you can take your pick, but we like Sewell’s Farm in Taneytown. They don’t have carnivals or anything flashy like that, but they have a Christmas shop, hot cider, and edibles on the weekends. The scenery is bucolic and the air is pristine—fill your lungs with all that nature! You’ll feel like the guy on the Brawny Paper Towels package after chopping down your own tree (they provide saws for those not lumberjack-y enough to have their own) and strapping it to the car like a hunter with his prize deer. Sewell’s Farm, 3400 Harney Road, Taneytown, (410) 756-4397, sewellsfarm.com, starting at $42. (Athena Towery)

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