For centuries, plants and trees that remain green year round have had a special meaning for people all around the world. In many countries, it was believed that evergreens would keep away spirits and prevent illness. From large impacts on ancient Egyptians, early Romans, Druids & Scandinavian Vikings, the Christmas tree tradition known today is credited to Germany beginning in the 16th century! The installment of lights to the tree is believed to be first made by Martin Luther as a form of recreating a starry sky within his home.
In households all over the world today, putting up and decorating a Christmas tree is a revered and consistent tradition as a way of ringing in the holiday season. In these current times, the question of whether or not you are putting up a tree is replaced with another…fake or real?
The introduction of artificial Christmas trees, also by the Germans, were originally comprised of wood, feathers and other found items. The majority of modern day artificial trees are manufactured from PVC plastic, a fire-retardant (but not fire-resistant) material. According to the National Christmas Tree Association, real Christmas trees are still preferred over the fake option with 26MM purchased last year over artificial numbers of 13MM. These numbers however, cannot capture the re-use of artificial trees year-over-year.
If you are opting for the full Christmas experience and looking for somewhere fun to take your family this holiday season to buy the perfect live Christmas Tree, we have compiled a few options for the best places to go in the DFW Metroplex.
Flower Mound Christmas Trees
Christmas in the Country at Flower Mound Christmas Trees is a tree farm offering a wide selection of Christmas trees & fun for the entire family. Located of 1171 in Flower Mound, this tree farm is in a central location with easy access from most areas in DFW. They are open weekdays from 1pm-8pm and Saturday/Sunday from 9am-8pm. Flower Mound Christmas Trees offers 6 different types of Fir trees and can even flock your tree so it has the “just snowed look.” This tree farm provides activities for the kids including a hay pyramid, bounce houses & tons of characters to take pictures with. For more information, please visit their website – www.flowermoundchristmastrees.com.
McNew’s Star M Christmas Tree Plantation
Perfect for those living on the east side of the Metroplex, McNew’s is located off SH 276 in Quinlan. They are open every Friday from 3pm-dark and every Saturday/Sunday from 10am-dark. Virginia Pine trees range from $25-$85 & freshly harvested Fir trees range from $50-$100. There’s plenty of fun activities for the kids, including hay rides, sleigh rides, barrel wheeled train ride, face painting, playground & a nature trail game. Star M Christmas Tree Plantation also includes a picnic area, snacks & a gift shop. You can print off a $5 off coupon when you spend $75 or more by visiting their website – www.christmastreemcnew.com.
Ideal for those living on the west side of the DFW Metroplex, Mainstay Farm is located off Bethesda Road in Cleburne. Hours of operation are Saturdays from 10am-5:30pm & Sundays from 1pm-5:30pm. Mainstay Farm sells fresh Fraser Fir Christmas trees in their 30,000 square foot event barn starting at $50 per tree. Mainstay Farm is pet friendly and has plenty of attractions to entertain your family including; pedal cars, duck races, a fishing pond, tree house, tractor hayride, jumping pillow, yummy food selections, a zipline, hay & play barn, superchute slide and more! For more information, please visit their website – www.mainstayfarm.com.
HSH Tree Farm
For the adventurous type who not only want a real Christmas tree but prefer to cut it down themselves, the HSH Tree Farm in Shady Shores is a great option. Open Saturdays from 10am-5:00pm & Sunday from 12am-5:00pm, you can choose and cut a Virginia Pine in the field or a Leyland Cypress grown in containers. They also provide the option to schedule a time outside of operating hours by appointment. Find directions on their website – www.texaschristmastrees.com.
For additional information, give us a call at 972-899-5600 and we will be happy to provide you with addresses, directions and more to ensure your family can find the perfect tree for this holiday season.