CHRISTMAS TREE POLL – DAVIS COUNTY
CHRISTMAS TREE POLL – WEBER COUNTY
Faux or Fake Christmas tree was ultimately the winner over real trees, in both Davis and Weber county, interesting even more so in Davis county. Christmas traditions start with the main decoration of the tree. There are so many ways to play out this tradition and whatever works best for you and your family is the right way.
When purchasing a real tree at the local seasonal tree companies, you give back to your community. Many of these companies make it worth the extra costs of the tree by offering hot cocoa, candy canes and entertainment for a fun family event, plus saving you gas money. Verses the drive in the mountains to find the perfect tree, purchasing a forest service tag, tools to cut the tree and haul it home, but the time spent driving together singing Christmas songs and the effort cutting it together, is bonding and priceless. Funny stories about real trees are that some come with bugs or baby spiders that hatch as it warms up in your house, eek. Or it dries out so fast that all the needles and even ordainments are on the ground by Christmas.
Anyone can purchase a Faux tree, there are many sales right after Christmas at the local discount stores. Even better search your local DI or confinement stores for slightly used trees. You may have to re-light it or do some small repairs but the price can’t be beat, if your willing to do the work. For sure fake trees do save time, which gets very limited with all the hustle and bustle the holiday season brings.
The most important thing is setting the family tradition to be past on for generations. It is OK to test and try new ways and look back in your past to discover what you liked most about Christmas time. It doesn’t always have to be just like how your parents did it or how your neighbors are doing it, just have fun in creating a Christmas tree family tradition in your home and the choice is yours!
List of local Christmas tree farms to get started:
Green Ridge Christmas Trees, 1370 N. US 89, Kaysville; 801-513-1861
- Open: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 27; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29; 5 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays from Nov. 30 through Dec. 18, depending on inventory
- Price: $45 and up depending on type and height
- Types of trees: Precut Nordman, Noble and grand firs, with a limited selection of spruces to cut
Neville Farm Christmas Trees, 1875 W. 1000 South (westside Drive), Layton, UT 84041; 801-544-9401
- Open: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov. 27 and 28
- Willing to accommodate for other times, call Donald at 801-390-4823 except Sundays for appointments
- Will have about 100 nice trees from four to eight feet tall, with the majority being five to six feet tall. $50 for each tree
- You-Choose and You-Cut varieties: Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine.
Robinson’s Tree Farm, 6262 West Old Highway Road, Morgan; 801-876-3190
- Open: 8 a.m. to dark, Monday through Sunday starting Friday Nov. 27, (might be sold out on Friday)
- Price: $50 for each tree
- Species: Colorado blue spruce, balsam
- Cut your own tree; hand saw supplied
North Pole Pines, 2546 W. 3100 North, Farr West; 801-731-6466 or 801-628-1041
- Open: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov. 27 and 28
- Tree varieties and prices:
Scotch Pines: Approximately 350 to choose from — $30 for 10 feet tall plus with special tags, $40 without; $50 for eight to 10 feet tall; $60 for under eight feet tall