UPDATE – This blog post has been updated for 2015 and can be found here.
There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh pine filling your home during the holiday season, and a real Christmas tree can do that better than any candle or air freshener. Having a real tree is a tradition for many families, but if you haven’t had one before and are considering it, there are a few things you should know before you take it on. Residents around West Cobb love decorating for the holidays, just drive through several of our subdivisions like Seven Hills, Brookstone Golf & Country Club, Bentwater, Echo Mill and others.
NOTE: make sure to read the important information at the end of this article about Christmas trees in West Cobb.
Real Trees, Real Mess
A real tree can make a bit of a mess in your home-you will have to vacuum up the dropped needles regularly. You will also have to keep fresh water in the tree stand and watch out for leaks or spills. There can also be other natural surprises in a real tree such as insects and spiders! While this is rarely a serious problem, it is something to keep in mind.
Repeated Cost Or One Time Cost?
Buying a false tree is something you can invest in one year and use for many years to come. A real tree, on the other hand, will have to be replaced every year. The cost of a real tree depends on where you live and where you purchase it. Since we live in a place where pine trees grow freely, the cost will be much less, and the tree will last longer since it will be fresh.
The Hunt For The Perfect Tree
If you just have to have that perfectly shaped Christmas tree, you will find it easier to use in a fake tree. Still, hunting through a tree farm or forest for the elusive perfect natural tree is a lot of fun for many people, and if you aren’t too set on perfection you will probably find something pretty close. Just be sure the search is something you will enjoy. There are Christmas tree lots on several street corners around West Cobb – on Dallas Highway, Cobb Parkway, and more. And then there are Christmas tree farms around West Cobb …
|Berry Patch Farm|
786 Arnold Mill Road
|Young Road Christmas Tree Farm|
139 Young Road
Cartersville , GA 30120
|Coker Tree Farm|
2280 Macland Rd
Marietta, GA 30064
|Pettit Creek Farms|
337 Cassville Road
Cartersville, GA 30120
|Lazy J Christmas Tree Farm|
2840 Old Lost Mountain Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127
|Sleepy Hollow Trees|
628 Sleepy Hollow Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
A real Christmas tree adds a certain ambience and holiday spirit to any home, but it isn’t right for everyone. Consider the benefits as well as the possible problems with a real tree before you make a final decision on how to get your home ready for the holidays. Also, make sure to consider safety when decorating your tree.
Recycling Your Christmas Trees in West Cobb
Residents can help keep West Cobb clean by recycling their Christmas tree. Keep Cobb Beautiful will be sponsoring free Christmas tree drop off locations after the holiday which will take place through January 3, 2015 from 9 AM to 4 PM at the drop-off locations below, and at select Home Depot locations below only on January 3, 2015 . Last year the county recycled 19,000 trees which will then be chipped up and turned into free mulch that you can request with free delivery by simply sighing up. That’s why Cobb County is such a great place to live!