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Where to buy a real Christmas tree at a good price these days?

By dvaey - 9 December 2011 12

As a child, I remember we used to be able to pick up Christmas trees at many numerous locations around Canberra.

But in this day and age, where does one find an affordable Christmas tree close to Canberra?

What’s Your opinion?


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Where to buy a real Christmas tree at a good price these days?
poetix 8:06 pm 10 Dec 11

Jethro said :

poetix said :

Just as a side issue, a friend laughed at our plastic Christmas tree and said it was a tacky thing to have. But I wonder if it’s actually better for the environment to have one plastic tree that will last a thousand years, or have all these pine trees that are watered just to be cut down and used for a few weeks?

Aren’t Christmas trees meant to be tacky?

A good point, but *surely* you wouldn’t say that if you saw the lovely angel I’ve made from a one-legged Barbie, gaffer tape, a pipe-cleaner and tin-foil?

bryansworld said :

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2006/dec/11/greenchristmas

Thanks for this but as it is based in England I don’t think we can translate it to Australia directly.

Jethro 11:03 am 10 Dec 11

poetix said :

Just as a side issue, a friend laughed at our plastic Christmas tree and said it was a tacky thing to have. But I wonder if it’s actually better for the environment to have one plastic tree that will last a thousand years, or have all these pine trees that are watered just to be cut down and used for a few weeks?

Aren’t Christmas trees meant to be tacky?

TAD 12:20 am 10 Dec 11

So, let me guess.

Your memory of real xmas trees being for sale everywhere in Canberra. It was before the pine forest burnt down right?

Waiting For Godot 4:55 pm 09 Dec 11

bryansworld said :

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2006/dec/11/greenchristmas

Let’s start up counter-sites for people to have the most ungreen Christmas possible. Surely Christmas is a bit too serious and solemn to be subjected to hit and giggle green wankery.

bryansworld 4:25 pm 09 Dec 11
poetix 3:37 pm 09 Dec 11

Just as a side issue, a friend laughed at our plastic Christmas tree and said it was a tacky thing to have. But I wonder if it’s actually better for the environment to have one plastic tree that will last a thousand years, or have all these pine trees that are watered just to be cut down and used for a few weeks?

EvanJames 2:50 pm 09 Dec 11

You mean dead pine trees? Bliss at Pialligo has a sign out saying they have them.

basketcase 2:33 pm 09 Dec 11

I noticed the old grog shop at the Belconnen markets is selling “real” Xmas trees. Maybe worth a look if you are out that way.

MattT 11:27 am 09 Dec 11

We needed ours on a weeknight so drove out to Christmas Tree Keng after work. You drive around the property til you see a tree you like, then cut it down yourself with a loaner handsaw. $48, any size, extra $2 if you want netting, free fridge magnet and lollies for the kids. Otherwise, try the usual weekend venues – the RSPCA at Weston, Bunnings at Tuggeranong (no idea about the north side) and the various farmers markets.

JohnK 11:10 am 09 Dec 11

Canberra Christmas Markets at EPIC has the Christmas Tree Guy today and this weekend. http://www.epic.act.gov.au/whats-on/?eventId=141&timeframeId=971

madamcholet 10:46 am 09 Dec 11

RSPCA at Weston – about $50 from memory and for a good cause.

bryansworld 10:27 am 09 Dec 11

Heritage Nursery in Yarralumla has nice conifers in pots – can be reused year after year!

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