The Neighbor Boy Farm Christmas Trees Experience

Welcome To Neighbor Boy Farm Christmas Trees
1008 Davis Dr Apex, NC
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We are a local Apex family and have been proudly providing fresh, premium, NC grown fraser fir trees to the Apex area for 25 years (that's a quarter century!!!) and we're constantly creating ways to better serve you. We work with a family owned tree farm in Ashe County, NC. We love supporting other small family businesses! We know it's hard to get everyone together during the busiest time of year. We also know how important this tradition of picking the perfect Christmas Tree is to the families that visit. So, we want your family to be able to make the most of your time when you're here. We are a full-service lot and can help you with every part of your experience, from selecting and carrying the tree, to giving it a fresh cut and putting on your stand, to tying it to your car, to even delivering to your home. But, we invite and encourage you and your family to get involved in the interactive experience we have to offer by helping or carrying, cutting and shaking off your tree, tying it on the car and creating your own family traditions! Here's some of what we have to offer... Scroll to the bottom for hours and prices.
Happy Birthday, Jesus!

The Christmas Experience

Jesus truly is the reason for the season. At Neighbor Boy, it's not just about choosing a beautiful Christmas tree, but about the real spirit of Christmas. We invite you and your family to slow down and take a break from the busy holiday season to dance to the holiday music among our trees and consider the true meaning of Christmas. 
Free Hot Chocolate

Our Hot Chocolate Tradition

Everyone who comes to visit the Neighbor Boy Christmas Tree Lot is offered a complimentary cup of hot chocolate. It's our sweet gift to you! The hot chocolate is a delicious, homemade cocoa....Dave's own secret recipe. But, for those who wonder how it's made, it's simply the perfect mix of Hershey's cocoa, sugar, and dried milk. We top it off with marshmallows for the kiddos and whipped cream and peppermint for the adults. Of course, anyone can ask for whichever they prefer. You can even ask for a second cup! The tradition started almost 20 years ago when Dave walked out to the Christmas Tree lot with a mug of hot chocolate and a customer asked, "hey, where's ours?" He ran back in and prepared them each a mug, and the tradition was born!
Kylan's Kid Corner

Kylan's Kid Corner and our Play Areas

"We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." Throughout our farm there are several areas for children to play. From slides to toys, a climbing wall, a small ball pit, music walls, sidewalk chalk, cornhole and more! Please enjoy and join in. We ask that all young children be supervised.
Fresh Fraser Wreaths

Make or Purchase a Wreath

We make our wreaths here on site, so they are always fresh. We'd love to teach you or your children how to make your own wreath. The wreath making stands are back by the tree service station near the parking lot. Feel free to stop by if you'd like to learn how to make a wreath. 
Finding the perfect tree!

Choosing the Perfect Tree

We've seen families spend hours pondering the perfect tree. Tall, short, fat, thin, many branches, few branches...  Our Christmas trees are NC grown fraser fir trees, freshly cut and delivered throughout the season. They are graded at the farm in Ashe County according to USDA standards, and may be graded as Premium, #1, or #2. The grading of the trees does not affect the health or freshness of the tree, but pertains to shape, branch density, taper, etc. Each Neighbor Boy tree is priced based on height and grading, and you can find the price on the tree tag. Once your family finds the perfect tree, please tear off the bottom half of the tag so no one else can select it, and take the tag to the cashier to pay for your tree. 
Neighbor Boy Country Store

Visit the Neighbor Boy Country Store

One of the highlights of our farm is our Country Store. We offer a variety of local gifts and unique goodness, from candles and soaps to jams and sauces, crafts and ornaments, gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone. When you take your tree tag to the cashier to pay, we encourage you to take a few minutes to browse our store. In addition to gifts, we also stock local eggs, meat, and honey! And wreaths, garland, and holiday decor. 
Carry your tree to the service area.

Carry your tree to the Service Area. 

Once you've paid for your tree, take your receipt and go back out and find your tree. Do all the trees look alike? No problem. The number on your receipt will match the number on the top half of the tag still on your tree.  If you'd like to, we encourage you and your family to get involved in the experience and pick up your tree and carry it over to the service area in the back near the parking lot. If you'd prefer, you can find an employee (in a red shirt) to carry it over for you. 
Let's get your tree ready!

The Tree Service Area

Now we will get your tree display ready!! If you have your stand, bring it over with you and we will help put it on for you. Don't have a stand? Don't worry, you can purchase one of ours. We give every tree a fresh cut so it will pull up water and stay fresh. We'll cut it for you, or you are welcome to request to cut it yourself. We can also trim up a few branches so it fits nicely in the stand. Next, it's time to shake the tree. We love our tree shakers because it gives the children a chance to dance with their Christmas Tree! We encourage you and your family to step over and help with the shaking! The shaking also helps loosen up the branches, get rid of old needles, and shake out any debris.
Take your tree home.

Let's Tie the Tree On the Car

And now it's time to tie your tree on your car so that you can get it home safely! The tree tying is a very important part so that it stays on your car and no one gets hurt! We provide twine and will tie the tree for you. We welcome you to jump in and help! Once you get your tree home, please start watering it right away, and don't ever let the bowl dry out. That's the secret to keeping your tree fresh all season long. 
Visit our farm next summer!

Join Us for Pick-Your-Own Next Summer

We are not just a Christmas Tree Lot. We live right here in Apex. Neighbor Boy Farm is an interactive, educational farm year round! Join us next spring and summer for pick your own blueberries and vegetables, and for pumpkins in fall. Ask about our Community Garden and Membership boxes for freshly picked, organically grown vegetables all summer. 

Pet Policy

We welcome well-behaved dogs! Please make sure your dog is leashed at all times and that you keep them in control and near your family. Not all dogs are kid friendly when out of their comfort zone, and we know that not all kids are dog friendly either. Please clean up after your pet. Thank you!
We provide Premium trees.

What is a Premium, Nursery Grade Tree? 

We offer a variety of trees from Table Top up to almost 12 ft tall! Our trees are grown in Ashe County, NC by the Shatley family, who have been in the tree farming business for decades. Our top quality fraser trees are nursery grade, USDA premium and #1 trees. (more info can be found through the USDA website and the American Nursery and Landscape Association website) We also have a very limited number of #2 trees for variety and for those who prefer thinner or less dense trees. The USDA grades generally provide more info about fullness, density, pruning, etc. What does this mean for you? It means that you are supporting our family farm and the Shatley's family farm that both pay their employees fare wages, use ethical and the cleanest pest control and fertilization practices, and abide by the strict standards set forth by both organizations.  We also receive several fresh cut deliveries per season so you are always receiving the freshest trees available. 

Tree Pricing

Our trees are each individually priced based on both height and grading provided from the tree farm. Below are the average price ranges for our premium nursery grade trees, although you may see prices above or below these on the lot. (Insiders Hint: Always follow us on Facebook or join our mailing list to preorder your tree size in the summer/fall to save $25-100 per tree). 
Table top- $45
5-6 ft - $65-85
6-7 ft - $85-125
7-8 ft - $140-170
8-9 ft - $180-200
9-10 ft - $230-360
10-12 ft - $370-420 
2023 Hours

Christmas Tree Hours

Opening November 17th. Keep an eye on our facebook page for any changes to hours and tree availability.

Nov 17th- 22nd
Soft Opening and Employee Training (tree lot will be open for those wanting a tree early to give our employees some practice):

We are open for business, but this is training time for our employees. Most of our employees are young teens, many working their first jobs. Please come with LOTS of patience and time, as things may move more slowly as we train our employees. 
Friday, November 17th: 2:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, November 18th: 10 am-8 pm
Sunday, November 19th: 12 pm-8 pm
Monday, November 20th: 1 pm-8 pm
Tuesday, November 21st: 10 am-11:30 am and 4-8 pm
Wednesday, November 22nd: 10 am-5 pm
Thursday, November 23rd: Closed for Thanksgiving
Mondays: 1 pm - 8 pm
Tuesdays 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursdays: 10 am - 8 pm 
Fridays 10 am - 8 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am - 8 pm
Sundays 11:30 am - 8 pm