Local Christmas tree lots benefit BSA troops, Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation

Scouts helped customers pick out trees at St. Michael’s and All Angels in Mission. File photo.

The early bird gets the worm — or the Christmas tree, in this case. If you’re itching to get a fresh-cut tree up as soon as possible, there are plenty of local options. Here’s a guide to local Christmas tree lots and farms, with information on the types of trees they offer, a price range and hours of operation.

BSA Troop 282

Location: Leawood United Methodist Church, 2915 W. 95th Street
Trees for sale: Frazier Fir, Balsam Fir, Scotch Pine and White Pine
Price range: $40 to $160
Tree origin: Michigan
Trees sold per year: Approximately 350 trees
Proceeds go to: General troop activities including a 10-day summer camp at H. Roe Bartle Scout Reservation near Osceola, Mo.
Hours: Monday’s and Friday’s 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday’s 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday’s from 11:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.

BSA Troop 199

Location: Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 6630 Nall Avenue
Trees for sale: Scotch Pine, White Pine, Douglas Fir, Blue Spruce, Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir
Price range: $30 to $200
Tree origin: Wisconsin
Trees sold per year: Just under 1,500
Proceeds go to: General troop activities, summer camp and camp-outs.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cedar Valley Forest

Location: Eastern DeSoto, 29145 W. 83rd Street
Trees for sale: White pine, Scotch Pine, Norway Spruce and Canaan Firs for the choose and cut selection; Fraser Firs, Canaan Fir and Douglas Fir for the pre-cut selection
Price range: $80 to $200
Tree origin: Michigan
Trees sold per year: Around 400
Hours: Weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hessacres

Location: Near Mill Creek Middle School in Lenexa, 24250 W. 83rd Street
Trees for sale: Several varieties of Scotch Pine
Price range: Flat rate of $65
Tree origin: Mostly Michigan, some from Wisconsin and some are local
Trees sold per year: About 50
Hours: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to dusk and Sundays from 1:30 to dusk through mid-December.

Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation

Location: Shawnee Indian Mission, 3403 W. 53rd Street
Trees for sale: Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, White Pine
Price range: $32 to $99
Tree origin: Wisconsin and Oregon
Trees sold per year: The number of trees sold grows from year to year, but this year the foundation has 830 trees.
Proceeds go to: Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation’s operating costs, which help keep the site open year round. A portion will also go to local Boy Scout troops that help bag and load the trees.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.