THANKS to the coronavirus pandemic Christmas will be very different this year.

However, if heading out to a local farm or business and choosing a real tree is part of your tradition you are in luck, as many real Christmas tree farms and sellers are still open for business

While you could pull the same old artificial tree from your attic, there is something special about buying a real tree- especially when you buy it from a local business.

There are a variety of shapes, sizes and types to choose from to suit all of your personal preferences.

Here is everything you need to know about buying your own real Christmas tree- including where to get it and how to dispose of it afterwards.  

Grappenhall Christmas Trees
Carr House Farm, Broad Lane, Warrington, England, WA4 3ET

(Facebook/ Grappenhall Christmas Trees)

There are a variety of beautiful trees available at Carr House Farm.

The Nordmann Fir is the company’s most popular tree and it is renowned for its well-spaced branches and soft needles.

The company also grow and sell Norway Spruce which is a more traditional looking tree.

For something a little bit different, the Blue Spruce has a blueish hue and is great to decorate.

Finally, the company also sell the Fraser Fir which has an “incredibly Christmassy scent”.

Prices for the trees start from £22 and depend on the style and type you opt for.

Best of all, Grappenhall Christmas Trees is open right now.

Their opening hours are as follows:
Wednesday - Thursday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Friday 10.00am to 7.30pm
Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
(Closed Monday & Tuesday)

However, if you don’t want to pick your own tree and you live locally you can arrange to have one delivered.

Find out more on the company website.

The Christmas Tree Forest
Where: Parkside Rd, Winwick, Warrington WA2 8ST

(Facebook/ The Christmas Tree Forest)

The Christmas Tree Forest has been open to the public for four years- but some of their trees have been growing for ten years.

A representative for the company told The Warrington Guardian: “We believe picking your own Christmas Tree as it is still growing in the field is a magical experience.

“It’s something we did every year when our two were little. Our trees are as fresh as you can get. We have many customers that return every year.”

This is our fourth year open to the public- but some of the trees have been growing for ten years.

Prices for the trees start at £20 and go up to £50 and all trees are labelled with a coloured band so customers know how much they are.

If you are eager to get your tree, they opened last weekend (21 November) and will be open seven days a week, 9am until dark.

To find out more, visit their Facebook page.

Walton Christmas Trees and Nursery
Chester Road, Higher Walton, Warrington, WA4 6TJ

If you are holding out for a quality Nordmann Fir tree, you are in luck.

A fresh batch of these Welsh cut trees have recently been delivered to Walton Christmas Trees and Nursery.

Prices for these trees range from £40-£100 and the heights range from 6ft right up to 16ft.

From the 27 November, they are open 9am-5pm every Monday to Saturday right up until Christmas Eve.

If you don’t want to visit in person, the company may be able to deliver you a tree during quieter days- enquire to learn more.

Visit the company website to discover more.

How to dispose of your Christmas Tree

Once the season’s merriment is over, it’s time to dispose of your Christmas tree.

However, instead of fly-tipping there are plenty of ways to dispose of your tree.

You could chop it up yourself and place it in your green bin.

If you are in more of a rush and don’t want to go to the effort of breaking the tree apart, then you could take it to your nearest recycling centre.

Alternatively, you could book a Christmas Tree Collection with St Rocco’s and volunteers will do the hard work for you.

In return, all they ask for a donation to St Rocco’s Hospice.

Collection takes place on Saturday 9th January 2021 and is Covid secure.

Are you getting a real Christmas tree this year? Let us know in the comment section.