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Q: Can you please provide a list of places in or near the Quad-Cities where a person can go and cut their own Christmas tree?

A: We've had several variations on this question, as we do about this time every year. Here's a list:

-- Burns Tree Farm: off Route 84 or Hubbard Road in Hampton, open from 9 a.m.- dark on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and from 2:30-dark Monday-Thursday. Call (309) 292-2169 for details.

-- Corn Crib Nursery: 6924 U.S. 150, Coal Valley, open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Call (309) 799-3745 for details.

-- Magerkurth Christmas Trees: 18820 E. 900th St., Geneseo, open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call (309) 949- 2545 for details.

-- Nelsons Christmas Tree Farm: 7622 N. 1800 Ave., Geneseo, open from 90 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Call (309) 949-2539 for details.

-- Pine Acres Christmas Trees: three-quarters of a mile east of Coal Valley on U.S. 150, open from 9 a.m.-dusk daily. Call 799-3624 for details.

-- Richland Grove Tree Farm: 12 miles southeast of Coal Valley, just off New Windsor, Sherrard Blacktop at Swedona, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 11, and Dec. 18 and 19. Call (309) 521-8229 for details.

-- Stone’s Apple Barn: one mile east of Hampton, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Call (309) 496-2318.

-- Voltz Tree Farm : 23788 E. 1230 St./Wolf Road, Geneseo, open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 3:30-5 p.m. on Monday-Friday. Call (309) 944-2484 for details.

-- Weber's Christmas Forest, take Ili. 88 to Rt 92 Joslin Right 11 miles (follow signs. 309-944-3656. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-- Wyffels Tree Farm: 3319 North Shore Drive, Moline, open Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and weekdays from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Call (309) 797-3480 for details.

Additionally, you can check the websites of the Iowa Christmas Tree Growers Association and the Illinois Christmas Tree Association.

If we've missed some tree farms, perhaps readers will let us know.

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