Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...Where oh where do I find thee?

We've had a fake Christmas tree for as long as we've been married, the same fake Christmas tree.

This year we've decided that we want to go real. The real deal.

However that leaves us a couple options - 1) buy a $5 Forest Service permit and go chop down our own or 2) pay...who knows how much ($30? $40?) for a tree at a store, etc.

I thought option one sounded the most fun, a memory maker. It would provide some good photo op's too.

However Billy is thinking along the lines of a not-so-fun hike through snow with four kids and him doing the most work in the freezing cold. haha

So it looks like option one is OUT (for this year at least, and the next couple years when we have little ones so young still) unless someone can point us in the direction of an easy to get to place to find some trees. Requirements are: must not be too hard of a place to get to, and must not require too much hiking.

But I just can't see spending $30 or more on a Christmas tree!

For the locals who read this blog:
Does anyone know of any good places to buy Christmas trees? Where are the best places? What are the average prices? We're wanting a large tree...not HUGE, but probably like 6ft?

Also, I came up with a brilliant option three but I don't even know if such a place exists here...what about a nearby Christmas tree farm, where you can go pick one out and cut it down yourself? Sort of like a U-pick pumpkin patch? But for Christmas trees.

It's times like this that I wish I was back in Oregon where I spent about 4 years of my childhood at. We had a Christmas tree farm. Lots of Christmas trees. Nice ones too. :)



FarrFamilyCircus said...

There is a place in Cashmere, right off a road, no hiking, but IS u-chop. You go into Cashmere through the second entrance and stay straight. The road curves and then the school would be on the right side. Straight across from the school is a road (points toward devils gulch). Follow the "canyon" road (can't remember the name) and the tree farm is up a ways on the left side. (I did hear it's $50 or so....) but that's the going rate for the good tree lots (not at stores).

FarrFamilyCircus said...

BTW the trees at the little league b-ball field in wenatchee are great but VERY pricy...75-150!

MrsSoersdal said...

I had a real tree once about 3 years ago. I spent every day worried that it would catch on fire and never did that again! If I thought I could get away with coating my entire house in fire retardant for the Christmas season and banning everyone else in the apartment complex from owning trees, I totally would but then I'm a bit paranoid :)