Finding the perfect tree for Christmas

Tue, 12/09/2008 - 3:56pm
By: Michael Boylan

Finding the perfect tree for Christmas

For some, the Christmas tree goes up in the living room the day after Thanksgiving, while others wait until Christmas draws closer. If you haven’t found your Christmas tree yet, there are many places to find one that you can either cut yourself or have someone prepare for you.

There are several Christmas tree farms in the area.

• Minter’s Farm (283 Hill’s Bridge Rd. Fayetteville ) offers Leyland Cypress, Red Cedars, Virginia Pines, Fraser Firs and Carolina Sapphires. The farm provides saws so you can cut your own tree but help can also be provided, if needed. There are also hayrides around the farm and visitors can also try some apple cider in the Christmas Shoppe as well. The farm is open from 9 a.m.-dark every day. Phone 770-461-2840 for more information.

• Wee Three Trees Christmas Tree Farm (382 Ebenezer Church Rd., Fayetteville) is open from 2-7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. This year they will offer Leyland Cypress, Blue Ice Cypress, Carolina Sapphire, fresh cut Fraser Firs and fresh Fraser fir wreaths and garlands. They will also give a free baby Christmas tree or box of lights with every tree purchase. There are hay rides, pony rides and appearances by Santa every Saturday and Sunday. Phone 770-487-6397 for more information.

• Smith’s Choose and Cut Farm (230 Davis Rd., Fayetteville) allows you and your family to choose and cut Leyland Cypress. Phone 770-487-7474 for more information. Davis Rd. is located off off Lester Rd.

• Lovell Tree Farm (291 Crawford Rd., Senoia) is just a half mile west of Old Hwy 85 on a beautiful 53 acre farm with two lakes, two streams and a multitude of wildlife. Lovell Tree Farm has Leyland Cypress, Fraser Firs and Murray Cypress, the newest Georgia bred Christmas tree. They are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and other times by appointment. They also sell wreaths and tree stands and there are several “capture the moment” photo opportunities. Phone 770-599-6706 for more information.

Of course, you don’t have to go to a farm to purchase a Christmas tree, there are also numerous lots and stores in the area.

Andy’s Nursery has four locations with a variety of fresh cut and balled and burlapped trees to choose from. They have locations in Fayetteville (1120 Hwy 85 South, 770-461-4860 and 1807 Hwy 85 North, 770-461-6089), Sharpsburg (8881 Hwy 54, 678 423 1851) and Newnan (915 Hwy 16 East, 770-252-3030)

The Fayette County Civitan Club will raise funds by hosting their annual live Christmas tree lot. The profits from the tree lot will be going to charities that the Fayette County Civitan Club supports. The trees will come in a variety of sizes. The location of the Christmas Tree lot is the parking lot of Melear’s in Fayetteville. The club will also sell one pound bags of fresh shelled pecans, Christmas fruit cakes and Paula Deen Spice Kits, all of which make fabulous gifts for family and friends. These items can be purchased by any member of the Fayette County Civitan Club, at the Christmas tree lot or inside Melears as well.

As you are driving around the county, you may see some more Christmas tree lots. They were not included in this story as we had no information for them. If you’re the owner of one of those lots and you’d like people to know about your Christmas trees, post a comment with your information.

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