One thing I love about Portland is just how easy it is to get an inexpensive local grown Christmas tree. I have friends and family who pay WAY too much for their trees. I don’t know why this bugs me so much.
On thing I love about Portland, is that even from downtown, you aren’t more than a 20 minute drive from a rural area.
I apply the same principal to Christmas Tree shopping that I apply to grocery shopping. Know before you go. If you just go drive around and pick the cutest Christmas tree lot or farm, you may or may not get a good deal. On our way to get our tree today I must have seen at least 20 signs in a three mile drive for various Christmas tree farms. If you know the prices before you go, you can bypass the lots and farms with expensive trees and go straight to the inexpensive ones. We have no way of listing them all here for you (well, we could, but our children might never eat). You’re going to have to figure this one out for yourself.
My method is to peruse craigslist for a few minutes before I head out to get a tree. When you do this make sure you have a mental checklist of what you want out of your Christmas tree experience. My checklist included these things:
– Fresh cut tree
– Within 5 miles of my home
I wanted a tree in the Boring area so I typed in something like “Boring Christmas Tree” or “Boring U Cut” into the craigslist search engine. I found the perfect little farm with Nobles for $15! Last year I was pregnant and wanted a tree from a lot. We found a little place with 7″ Nobles, Grand Firs, and Doug Firs for $10! If we would have stopped by the tree lots in Gresham we could have easily spent $60 for a similar tree.
Yes that little boy is wearing pink boots. He is in touch with his feminine side.
How do you find inexpensive Christmas trees?
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