This is the only way we will ever get a tree. My boys are 23 and 20 and we've never done it anyother way. There for awhile my son and hubby would cut them down themselves but we now let the tree farmer.
When my grandson whose 2 gets a little bigger he can take a whack at it.
It's nice too the tree farm will have popcorn, hot cocoa, homemade wreaths or scraps for you to take home and make yourself, pretty ribbon etc...Here in our area Central IL it's no more expensive than going to the store it also though depends on the species of tree you get your furs are going to be a little more pricey.
I LOVE the pines but also enjoy the Douglas fir.