Time to sharpen the saw, head to a tree farm to cut . . .

December 03, 1992

Operating hours for Frostee Tree Farm in Baltimore Count are Monday-Wednesday, noon to dusk; Thursday-Sunday, dawn to dusk. A listing in Thursday's Today and Accent sections was incorrect.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Each year, the Maryland Christmas Tree Association publishes a list of farms where the public can go to cut their own trees. The farms offer spruce, fir and pine in heights starting at 3 feet, with most trees in the 6- to 12-foot range. Many farms also have wreaths, greens and holiday shops, refreshments and restrooms.

The list, published in a brochure with tips on cutting and preparing the tree, is available at public libraries in Baltimore and all Maryland counties, as well as from the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service or from the Marketing Services Department of the Maryland Department of Agriculture, Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis 21401.


Here is a portion of the list, focusing on counties neighboring Baltimore.


* Doyle's Tree Farm; Dick Doyle; 357-8056.

About 3 miles northeast of Hereford. From I-83, take Middletown Road (Exit 31) east 1/2 mile to dead end at York Road. Turn right on York Road for 1/4 mile to left on Wiseburg Road and continue for 1/2 mile. Turn right on Bernoudy Road. Continue 1 mile to sign on right. Open through Dec. 20; weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Frostee Tree Farm; George M. Winter; 687-3344.

About 1 mile northeast of White Marsh Mall. Take Beltway to I-95 north to U.S. 40 east. Go 1/4 mile to a left on Ebenezer Road, which becomes Cowenton Avenue, to sign on left. Open through Dec. 24; Mon.-Wed. noon to dusk; Thurs.-Sat. dawn to dusk.

* Good Fellowship Farm; C. Franklin Eck Jr.; no phone.

About 3 miles east of Towson. From Beltway take Cromwell Bridge Road (Exit 29) east for 1 mile. Turn left to farm, following signs. Open Dec. 5-20; weekends, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Green Hill; William D. Purdum; 592-7813. About 8 miles from Towson. From Beltway take Route 146 north 4 miles. Cross Loch Raven Bridge, bearing right 2 miles to Peerce's Plantation then left 2 miles on Dulaney Valley Road. Turn left onto Manor Road. Farm is 1 1/2 miles on your left. Open till Dec. 20; weekends only 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Jones Christmas Tree Farm; Gordon & Dreena Jones; 771-4346.

North of Towson. From Beltway, take Exit 27N (Dulaney Valley Road north), cross Loch Raven Bridge. Bear left onto Jarrettsville Pike. Go through light at Four Corners. Turn left on Manor Road to Manor Tavern. Turn right onto Old York Road. Go 1 mile to farm on left. Open through Dec. 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. Closed Mon. and Tues.

* Locksley Tree Farm; Albert I. Dunstan; 666-2652.

About 1/2 mile north of Jacksonville. From Beltway, take Exit 27N (Dulaney Valley Road north), cross Loch Raven Bridge. Bear left onto Jarrettsville Pike. Turn right on Stansbury Mill Road for 1 1/2 miles to Dunstan Lane, follow signs. Open through Dec. 24; daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Manor Hill Farm; John S. Anderson; 592-6913.

About 6 miles from Beltway Exit 29. Go east on Cromwell Bridge Road 3 miles to dead end. Turn left on Glenarm Road for 3/4 mile. Turn left on Manor Road for 2 miles. Turn right on Breidenbaugh Lane and go 1/2 mile to Red Barn. Open Dec. 1-24; daily 9 a.m. to dark.

* Martin's Tree Farm; M. Amos Martin; 374-2593.

From I-83N take 137W 5 miles, right on Falls Road 2 1/2 miles to farm on left.

* Mt. Carmel Tree Farm; Robert S. Curreri; 329-8032.

About 3 miles west of Hereford. From Beltway, take I-83 north to Mount Carmel Road west, go 2 3/4 miles to farm sign on left, just past church. Open Dec. 1-23; daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

* Patapsco Valley Farms; James Jett; 298-2950.

About 4 1/2 miles northwest of Security Square Mall. From Beltway, take Liberty Road west for 2 miles, turn left on Old Court Road for 3 miles, turn left on Dogwood Road for 1 1/2 miles to sign on right. Open through Dec. 23; daily 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* Pleasant Hill Farm; George A. Lock; 329-6239.

About 2 miles east of Hereford. Take I-83 to Mt. Carmel Road, turning right. Go for a 1/2 mile then turn right onto York Road. Turn left onto Monkton Road for 1 3/4 miles to sign on left. Open Dec. 1-24; daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Pretty Boy Tree Farm; Harry Yingling; 357-4924.

About 4 1/2 miles west of Parkton. From I-83, take Middleton Road west for 4 1/2 miles to farm on left. Open Dec. 5-20; weekends 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

* W. Kelley Rice; W. Kelley Rice; 343-1212.

About 2 1/2 miles northwest of Exit 27 off I-83. Take Mt. Carmel Road wests 2/3 mile, right on Masemore Road 2 miles to sign on right. Open Dec. 3-23; weekdays by appointment, Sat. 9 a.m.-dusk, Sun. 1 p.m.-dusk.* Rohe Tree Nursery; Robert T. Rohe; 343-1127.

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