We have closed for the season, a necessity in order to ensure that sufficient trees are available in 2020 and beyond. Thank you for your support and a Merry Christmas to all!



Crane Hill Tree Farm is a "Choose and Cut" (or we will cut for you) Christmas Tree Farm on Johnson Hill Road in Washington, Massachusetts in the beautiful Berkshires. It is owned and operated by the Spencer family.

We planted our first trees in 1989, opened for business in 1997, and now have approximately 4000 trees from first year transplants up through 10 feet or more. The primary species is the traditional New England Christmas tree, the Balsam fir; but a few years ago we did an experimental planting of 250 “Fralsam” seedlings, which are a cross between Fraser and Balsam. . Some of those are now 6 – 8 feet tall.


Supply for the 2019 Christmas season:

Crane Hill Tree Farm has enjoyed considerable success in its mission to add the joy of a real tree to the Christmas experience of as many families as possible. After a few years in which sales outpaced the ability of the trees to keep up, we have now fully recovered. We have an ample supply of Balsams in the 5 to 8 foot size range. There is also a moderate supply of taller balsams, up to 10 or more feet.

The fall and winter weather of 2018/2019 was not very kind to our younger trees. We lost at least 400 smaller trees. Therefore, we planted considerably more than usual this year, replacing most of those killed over the winter while also expanding modestly. We have also been planting in a separate nearby field for 3 years now. When mature, those tree will be harvested and transported to the main farm to be sold as freshly precut trees.

In recent years, however, our popularity has increased to the point where we have been forced to close after the first two or, at most, three weekends in order to preserve the supply for future years.


PICTURES: Click on any of the following links to view some of our operation.

Shearing Trees

Views of the Farm

School Field Trip

The Finished Product 



We are just off Route 8 in Washington. (See links to maps below.)

From the South:

We are about 20 minutes from Lee or Chester/Huntington.

From Rte 20 take Rte. 8 North to the village of North Becket. At the Olde Village Market take a right onto High Street. Follow High Street up the hill approximately 1 mile. You are now in Washington. Take a left onto Johnson Hill Road. Crane Hill Tree Farm is on the right (approximately 3/4 mi.).

 From the North:

We are only 20 minutes from Pittsfield or Dalton.

Take Rte. 8 South through Hinsdale and into Washington. Just past the Washington Town Park take a left onto Lower Valley Road. Lower Valley Rd. will pass under the railroad tracks, then will turn hard to the right, and after a little more than 1 mile will lead to a fork in the road. At that point bear left onto Johnson Hill Rd. Crane Hill Tree Farm is on the left at the crest of the hill (approximately 1/3 mi.). If you find yourself on a dirt road, you have taken a wrong turn.



Click Here for a Detailed Map of the Area Near the Farm

Link to Yahoo Maps

Link to Google Maps



All of our trees are one low price. Since 2014 the price has been $40 for any tree. The time has come for a modest increase to account for increased expenses over the past 5 years. So, for 2019 our price will be $43 for any tree.    

Hours of Operation:

We are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting the day after Thanksgiving. Hours are from 9:00 AM to sunset. Although there is no guarantee, we will usually also be open on other days. Call or email in advance if you would like to come on those days.

Looking for a little something to eat before or after picking the perfect Christmas tree?

Try the recently relocated and reopened Becket General Store at 3235 Main Street (Rte. 8) in Becket. They have great food, great beers on tap, unique atmosphere, and a full liquor license. “The General” is less than 2 ½ miles from Crane Hill Tree Farm.


or www.facebook.com/BecketGeneralStore


233 Johnson Hill Road
Washington, MA 01223

E-MAIL: cranehilltreefarm233@gmail.com

PHONE: (413) 623–5865


Member Massachusetts Christmas Tree Association, Registered Tree Farm



Massachusetts Christmas Tree Association

Conn. Christmas Tree Assoc.

Vermont/ New Hampshire Christmas Tree Assoc.