So, I have to admit, that I have never bought a tree from a tree lot. I’ve lived in Missoula almost my entire life and growing up, Christmas tree hunting was always something my siblings and I looked forward to. All six of us, and a dog or two, would load up into the family truckster and head up into the woods to find the perfect Christmas tree. Granted our perfect Christmas trees often looked a little more Charlie Brown than Time Square. If you’re searching for the perfect Christmas tree this year and don’t want to drive all the way to the top of a mountain to find one, then we want to help you. We’ve compiled a list of some of the places you can find Christmas trees right here in Missoula.

Caras Nursery – 2727 South 3rd Street West.

Pink Grizzly - 1203 Wyoming Street.

Adam’s Nursery – 2350 South Reserve (in the Rosauer’s parking lot.)

Benson Farms – 2418 South 7TH Street West.

Copenhaver Plantations - 2607 Jennifer Court.

Marchie’s Nursery – 1845 South Third Street West.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.