Cranston's Christmas Tree Farm | 372 Baptist Corner Road | Ashfield, MA 01330 | (413) 628-0090


Choose & Cut Tree Guide : Tree Stands : New Avenues Open Up : Testimonials

Hi, Cynthia...
Nice meeting you last week. You have a lovely farm. Attached are some photos I took at our quick visit [see below]. And in the spirit of the season as a gift for you, I made a music video with the footage I had. Happy Holidays! Enjoy the view from my drone as I explore this cool Christmas tree farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts. Enjoy the holiday and new year. Cheers!

Hi, Folks...
Thanks for another great tree this year! Thought you might like to see our family video that I just uploaded to Happy holidays. Hope you have a successful year!
— Liz

Enjoy the fun at Cranston's Christmas Tree Farm!
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During the holiday season, we sell Choose & Cut or Fresh Pre-Cut Christmas trees from our farm (see tree guide below). We provide hand saws (chain saws prohibited), tree carts, and twine. For $2, we will bale/wrap your tree for ease of handling. At the sales area, we sell our own unique wreaths and greenery, our own maple syrup and more.

Choose and Cut Tree Guide

Balsam Fir

Concolor Fir

Fraser Fir

Balsam Fir is a very aromatic soft, short-needled, green conifer with excellent needle retention. This tree is 11 years old and is 7 to 8 feet high. Concolor Fir with its citrus fragrance is a soft, medium needled, bluish-green conifer with excellent needle retention. This tree is 12 years old and is 7 to 8 feet high. Fraser Fir with its own distinct aroma is a soft, short-needled, dark green conifer with excellent needle retention. This tree is 13 years old and is 7 to 8 feet high. We offer an excellent selection of sizes and widths.

Tree Stand Research Data

The design of most stands limits how much water is available to the tree. A tree stand needs to hold 1 qt. of water per inch of stem diameter of the tree. Always make sure the water level is above the base of the tree or a partial seal will form and reduce additional water absorption.

Information on the tree stand label for the amount of water that a tree stand holds is based on an empty tree stand. Manufacturers do not take into account displacement of water by the tree trunk.

The best tree preservative is plain water. This tree stand has a diameter of 12 inches and a depth of 5 inches which will hold enough water for a 7 to 10 ft. Christmas tree.

New Avenues Open Up

In 2011, Seth and Jon blazed a trail through the woods linking one Christmas tree field to the present retail site. This gives our customers more choices and an opportunity to walk through our scenic woods.

Along the way Seth has added magical Christmas touches. Enjoy!


Ree Drummond, host of Food Network's Pioneer Woman, "has one non-negotiable for her Christmas tree: It absolutely must be real!" Cranston's Christmas Tree Farm is honored to have been chosen by in 2020 to represent Massachusetts as one of the 50 best Christmas tree farms in every state in America.

The award-winning tradition continues as we were voted the No. 1 best Christmas Tree Farm in Massachusetts by Americantowns Media in both 2018 and 2019. In addition, we were also the winner (2018) and finalist (2019) of the best place to get a Christmas Tree in Franklin Country. We also continue to pursue local Christmas tree contests as well as the New England Christmas tree contest at "The Big E."

We are humbled and honored to have held the Massachusetts ceremonial Christmas tree cutting event, been a host for Rural Day in Massachusetts, presented a 12 ft. Balsam fir Christmas tree to the residence of the Vice President of the United States, and hosted the location for a film shoot published in "Food and Wine" magazine. We are also proud to have won the Triple Crown (1st place in fir, pine, and spruce) at "The Big E" Christmas tree competition.

However, while  we enjoy the competitive spirit of Christmas tree contests and the ribbons we have won, our greatest reward  comes from watching you - our customers - create your experiences, memories, and traditions at our farm selecting your choose and cut Christmas tree.

Choose a real Christmas tree — the environmental choice

Not only does one acre of Christmas trees provide fresh oxygen for humanity,
but this acre also provides a habitat for wild flowers, birds,
and beneficial insects as well as a haven for open space.

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Photo credits: Betsy Cranston, Carrie Cranston, Cynthia Cranston.

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372 Baptist Corner Road Ashfield, MA 01330 (413) 628-0090

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