Christmas Tree Farms – Auburn WA


Coates Christmas Trees

17225 SE Green Valley Rd
Auburn, WA 98092

Get Driving Directions

Tree Pricing





Noble Fir



Douglas Fir



Grand Fir



Fraser Fir



Turkish Fir



Korean Fir



White Pine



Blue Spruce



One of the nicest things about Coates Christmas Trees, a Christmas Tree Farm serving the Auburn WA area, is that you get to decide on your very own tree and you KNOW it is fresh. You can walk around the trees, take a good look, feel and smell to select what you really would like in your house this Christmas. You see how the tree looks though it is still standing, the spread of its twigs, its shape and the thickness of the foliage.

Points to keep in mind when
choosing your tree:

  • Size: stick to the size you decided upon. A tree often looks smaller out in the open and it seems to grow the moment you get it into your house!
  • select a tree whose branches are strong enough to take the weight of your decorations.
  • Some trees have sharp needles, this could be a factor if you have smaller children or pets.
  • evaluate the height of the container you are intending to use for the tree

  • You need to check your house and decide where you want the tree to stand
  • measure the height of your ceiling

  • Decide what ornament you want to use as a tree topper and evaluate its height.
  • Do some quick arithmetic. Your tree should be the height of your ceiling minus the height of your container, minus the tree topper ornament and minus about 6-10 inches so your tree does not brush against your ceiling.
  • Consider the girth of the tree and examine how far the branches can reach sideways without making use of all the space in your room. It is best to actually determine the space accessible so you can be sure.
  • Make a note of how many sides of your tree will be on exhibit (At times a tree is placed in a corner where only two sides are really displayed. This will influence which tree you opt for.
  • verify the weight of the decorations you intend to use to decorate your tree. Take note of all these points.

Make the actual tree cutting experience a fun family outing. Bring your notes, a tape measure and a saw when you go to get the tree. Most Christmas trees are lightly sheared to make them easier to decorate and more symmetrical. Two of the most popular trees are the Douglas Fir and the Noble Fir, but there are many other varieties.
The Douglas Fir has soft needles and a distinct spear shape. The needles are medium length, dark green-blue in color and radiate in all directions from the branch. The fragrance is a bit like citrus. The needles hold well and the twigs are medium strength.
The Noble Fir is also very well-known. It is beautifully symmetrical and has short stiff common. a bit more spaced. The blue-green needlesat times seem silver. The needles grow upwards leaving the underside of the twigs exposed. The needles hold well.
Care of your tree:
As soon as you get home, cut a 25% of an inch off the bottom of the tree and stand the tree in water. This is essential to keep the tree fresh. A tree will drink about a gallon of water a day. A fresh tree will keep its moisture, will not easily shed needles and will maintain its fragrance so you can enjoy it for longer.

Enjoy the outing to search for your perfect tree. Coates Christmas Trees remain the best option for choice, freshness and family togetherness when you get your tree. Merry Christmas!