There is nothing like the wonderful scent a fresh Christmas tree provides. For years to come that green pine fragrance can fill a heart with joyful memories of time spent with family and friends. Finding the perfect live Christmas tree and then cutting it down together is a tradition for many families.
About 75% of all United States households displayed a Christmas tree last year, according to the American Christmas Tree Association. While there is not as much of a shortage of trees as there has been in previous years, there are still supply chain issues. This means that trees may not get to the lot when expected. And, expect to pay higher prices for your tree. Best bought near Thanksgiving for maximum enjoyment, a cut tree will last for four to six weeks if watered daily.
Here are a number of locations in the area to get live trees. Trees can be found as a ball, you cut and pre-cut.
3Boy Scout Troup 197
November 20 Until They Sell Out
2511 New Salem Highway
Hours: Monday through Friday, 5:00 until 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
November 23 and 25, 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Troop 197’s Annual Christmas Tree Lot will open Sunday, November 20. Their troop has served the community with premium Christmas Trees for more than 15 years. They offer North Carolina grown five to 10 foot Frasier Firs. There are candy canes for the kids, music and lots of holiday cheer. Scout will help with trimming, wrapping and loading. Deliveries upon request!
2Country Cove Christmas Tree Farm
November 19 through December 18
1189 Cut Off Road
Hours: Wednesday, November 23, 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Closed November 24 for Thanksgiving
Thursday and Friday, 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am until 6:00 pm
Sunday, 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
This family-owned tree farm offers both cut-it-yourself trees and pre-cut trees, wreaths, swags, and centerpieces. They even provide the bow saws. It is located on 35 acres eight miles north of Murfreesboro.
Their gift shop offers unique ornaments, gift baskets, tabletop decorations, home décor, and Swarovski crystal heart ornaments, stocking stuffers and more. Sadly, they will once again be unable to offer hot chocolate, apple cider, Kirby’s mini-doughnuts and wagon rides due to COVID-19 restrictions. Still, it’s a great place to bring the family and you can also bring your dog.
Tree prices range from $57 to $189. Wreaths are $30 for a medium sized wreath. Swags start at $17.
1Wildwood Tree Farm
November 18 through December 11
286 La Paloma Road
Hours: Thanksgiving Hours. Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
The craft room is back open this year where a family can paint wood ornaments, as is the Treehouse and hayrides. Wildwood Tree Farm offers ball and burlap, choose and cut, and pre-cut trees in an assortment of fir and spruce.
Trees run between $100 and $270. Wreaths are $40 and kissing balls are $48. Ordering is available online with photographs of their trees, except pre-cut trees that are available for pre-purchase without photographs. They are asking customers to select their tree and during checkout to choose a date for pick up. Curbside pickup is available.
Other places to find live trees:
Martin’s Home and Garden, 1020 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, 615-867-7121
Home Depot Murfreesboro, 1750 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, 615-895-9210
Home Depot Smyrna, 551 President Pl, Smyrna, TN, 615-220-5044
Lowe’s Franklin, 3060 Mallory Lane, (615) 771-3412
Lowe’s Spring Hill, 2000 Belshire Way, (615) 302-4140
Walmart Fairview, 7100 Hopgood Road, (615) 387-7020
Walmart Franklin, 3600 Mallory Lane, (615) 771-0929
Walmart Spring Hill, 4959 Main Street, (615) 435-2443