McHenry County has a number of Christmas tree farms where you can select and cut your own tree.
One of the oldest in the area is Oney's Tree Farm in Woodstock.
In this video, Dawn Peterson, co-owner of Oney's, shares the joy of picking a real Christmas tree. She says cutting your own tree is a great way to support agricultural business and it can be an enjoyable family experience.
Planit Northwest has a complete list of McHenry County Christmas tree farms.