Where do you get your Christmas trees in Ottawa? There are so many places in Ottawa and the surrounding area where you can get a beautiful Christmas Tree.
We have had real trees since we were kids so we have been doing this for a long time (we just won’t say how long)! Our family would make a whole day of it. We would bundle up, grab some warm drinks in a thermos and go out to one of the local farms to cut our own. Trying to figure out which one we all agreed on was the fun part!
Nowadays, you don’t have to cut your own. Most places have cut them already and they have them on display in one area so you can see them all together (it’s easier to compare this way). Also, instead of bringing your own hot beverage, a lot of places offer some hot drinks (i.e. cider or hot chocolate) while you are doing your search. It really is a fun time as a family.
Here is a list of places in Ottawa to get a Christmas Tree (please call ahead to make sure they’re still in operation!)
Campbell’s Tree Farm
5808 Roger Stevens Dr
Cedar Hill Berry Farm
RR # 1 Pakenham
Canadian Tire parking lots
Various locations around the city
1917 Indian Creek Road
Fallowfield Tree Farm
6100 Fallowfield Road
Geropa Tree Farm
Hillcrest Tree Farm
7357 Fourth Line Road (North Gower)
Ian’s Evergreen Plantation
804 Richmond Road (Lanark County)
J.C.’s Orchard & Nursery
2732 Moodie Drive
Laird’s Tree Farm
Manotick Station Road
Thomas Tree Farm
6421 McCordick Road
Don’t forget that you can also get trees at a lot of the grocery stores around Ottawa and even various parking lots throughout the city. There will be plenty of places for you to find Christmas trees in Ottawa. The prices will vary quite a bit so you may want to call around first to find out prices.
How To Select the perfect Christmas Tree
The first thing you need to figure out is where on the home you will be putting your tree. The location will determine how tall the tree can be and if all sides must be “pretty” for display.
You want to make sure you pick a “fresh” tree. Choose a tree with a nice green colour and noticeable fragrance.
Check the needles carefully. Make sure they are healthy by pulling them through your fingers, because the fresh needles will stick to the branch, and not fall off easily in your hand, they will also bend and snap when you flex them. Another way to check for freshness is to stomp truck on the ground a few times, you shouldn’t have a huge bed of needles if the tree is fresh.
Tips on how to Care For Your Christmas Tree
Because a Christmas tree is a living thing, it requires maintenance to keep it looking good. Treat your tree well, and it can last up to 2-3 weeks so here are a few suggestions to help you keep it fresh and safe for your home.
If you have stored the tree outside until it’s time to bring it inside and decorate it, you should make a fresh cut across the trunk about an inch away from the original cut.
Because trees get very thirsty, you’ll want to use a tree stand that holds plenty of water.
A tree can absorb up to 4 litres of water in a day, so you have to be sure to keep it filled up with plenty of fresh water! Also, keep in mind that if the water level happens to drop below the bottom of the tree, you’ll have to make a fresh cut on the truck to open up the channels again in order to allow the tree to absorb the water.
It may be a no-brainer, but we will repeat it. Keep your tree away from fireplaces and all other sources of heat, even the television set can present a hazard. Make sure your lights are in good working order with no frayed or exposed wires and be sure to turn the lights off when you go to bed or leave the house.