Tis the week before Thanksgiving and almost everything is done, and you better buy a Christmas Tree before there are none! Did you know that the National Christmas Tree Association (yes, there is one!) has warned that holiday tree prices may increase 5-10% this year, and is encouraging buyers to shop early, especially if they prefer a specific type of tree. And several local tree farms have already announced that they plan to close early this season, because they anticipate selling out.
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 our neighborhoods love decorating for the holidays.
The most common Christmas Trees in Georgia are:
- Arizona Cypress Strains
- Green Giant
- Leland Cypress
- Murray Cypress
- Red Cedar
- Sand Pine
- Virginia Pine
- White Pine
To learn more about the most common types of Christmas Trees, visit https://www.thoughtco.com/best-selling-christmas-trees-1341582.
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 “fake” 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 Christmas 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 town. And then there are Christmas tree farms … but please make sure to ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO to check on hours, prices, and inventory.
Berry Patch Farm
786 Arnold Mill Road
TREE TYPES: Leyland Cypress and also North Carolina Fraser Firs
Coker Tree Farm
2280 Macland Rd
Marietta, GA 30064
DATES: Opens Nov 24 until ?
HOURS: Monday-Friday – 4-6 PM, Saturday and Sunday 9AM – 6PM
TREE TYPES: Murray Cypress, Carolina Sapphire and a selection of North Carolina Fraser Fir
Young Road Tree Farm
139 Young Road
Cartersville , GA 30120
DATES: Thursday-Sunday from Thanksgiving Day to Dec 18
HOURS: 10am – 6pm or Dark
TREE TYPES: Eastern Red Cedar, Leyland Cypress, Virginia Pine for you to cut down and also North Carolina Fraser Firs
Sleepy Hollow Trees
628 Sleepy Hollow Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
DATES: Nov 24 – ?
TREE TYPES: Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire and Virginia Pine
Deerwoods Christmas Tree Farm
1109 Henry Scott Road
Ball Ground GA 30107
DATES: Nov 18 – ?
TREE TYPES: In the past, this farm has offered Virginia Pine, White Pine, Silver Smoke, Leyland Cypress, Carolina Sapphire
Some Christmas Tree Lots Around West Cobb include:
Cook’s Christmas Trees
3791 South Cobb
Smyrna GA 30080
Calvary Children’s Home
1430 Lost Mountain Road
Calvary Children’s Home Hiram Lot
165 Commodore Path
Offering North Carolina Fraser Fir trees, wreaths, and pallet decor
Brian Busby @ 404-731-1500 or Darlene Hancock @ 404-569-0033.
A real Christmas tree adds a certain ambiance 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
Residents can help keep West Cobb clean by recycling their Christmas tree. Cobb County participates in the Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program – Bring One for the Chipper. Keep Cobb Beautiful sponsors free Christmas tree drop off locations after the holiday which will take at the following Cobb County Parks anytime after Christmas from 9 AM to 4 PM at the drop-off locations below, and at select Home Depot locations below only on the first Saturday in January. The mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards. That’s just one of the many reasons why Cobb County is such a great place to live!
For details on this year’s event and drop off locations, visit the website at http://www.keepcobbbeautiful.org/bring-one-for-the-chipper.
Are you looking for a new home with a large foyer for your Christmas Tree?
Here is a sampling of some homes for sale around West Cobb with high ceilings and two story foyers. Contact us about buying or selling a home.