Where to buy a Christmas Tree?

 Where to buy your Christmas tree in Park Slope. Did Foley’s Firs hold up? Did the expensive guy in front of CVS have trees that were perfect? Here are what PSP members say about their Christmas trees.

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8th Ave and 8th St

“I got my large tree from the guys on 8th ave and 8th street. I wasn't impressed this year. There was limited selection for large trees (over 10 feet) and the tree was dried up after 2.5 weeks. Quality was quite lackluster and not cheap.”

“I've been hit or miss with the 8th and 8th guys too.  A few years ago-- brittle within two weeks.  This year, same place, much better…”

 

Home Depot

 

Foley Firs, website

“Our tree from Foley Firs held up great with very little loss of needles after 3 weeks. Best part about them is donating to the schools' PTAs. In previous years we drive out to tree farms to cut our own tree but no time to do that this year. We might just stick with Foley from now on.”

"We went to Foley's for the first time this year since our daughter is now in Kindergarten and a portion of the proceeds are supposed to go to her school. (Am hoping they did! The guy who sold us the tree didn't instill a lot of confidence.) Anyway, the tree is fine. Still smells really good a few days after Christmas, and it isn't losing too many needles yet. It's a little skimpy compared to the ones we'd been getting the last few years from the farmers market at Grand Army Plaza. There are tons of super-thin branches that sag under the weight of the ornaments. That said, it IS able to hold upwards of 200 ornaments. Foley charged $12/foot. We paid $80 for our 6+ foot tree, which was slightly cheaper than our GAP trees of previous years. Overall, it's a decent tree. Would only go back, though, if I knew for sure my kid's school received some of the proceeds. I was disappointed with the tree-buying experience (wasn't shown many options, workers seemed disgruntled), but the tree itself is fine."

 

Lowes, 118 2nd Ave, Brooklyn 11215

“I LOVE LOVE LOVE our tree from Lowe's that we got the first week of December.  I think it's a Douglas fir, a little over 6 feet tall, and it was $35.   Before we had a car, we once walked home with a much inferior tree that we bought for $90!!  I know people hate the big box stores (with reason) but I can't believe the price gouging that goes on at the neighborhood places when compared to the big stores (at least the stands that I've been to). “

 

Old First Nursery sale, 7th Ave

"We always buy ours for $20 on the last Sunday before xmas at the Old First Nursery sale on 7th ave.”

 

Shannon's FLorist* on Ft. Hamilton Pkwy

 "We found one of our best trees ever last year sort of late in the season at Shannon's Nursery.  While it isn't a non-profit, at least it is a local business! 
*Note, Shannon's Florist is a PSP Perks Provider and offers PSP members 5% off all products. More information here >

 

South Nyack Fire department

 

The Superior Deli on Cortelyou in Ditmas Park

 

PTA Fundraiser, 8th Ave and 7th St

“We got our from the Pta fundraiser on 8th ave and 7th street. We are very happy with the quality (it is still fresh) and the delivery and set up at home. We will go there again next year.”

“We bought one at the 8th ave/8th street multiple PTA sale. It was a little more money but at that late date it was one price for any size tree (!) so we got the biggest nicest one we've ever had, and they even delivered it to us the next morning at no charge. (It was pouring rain when we bought it.)”

 

Union Street, next to the Coop

“We got a great tree from the folks on Union St next to the Coop. It was from VT and super fresh. We bought it the first weekend in Dec and it's just starting to shed (and we were away for 5 days!). It was $90 for a 9 ft tree, which feels a bit pricey, but it's beautiful and has held up so well.

 

Whole Foods, 214 3rd St, Brooklyn

"We bought our tree for the second year in a row from Whole Foods. They're well-priced (well, at least compared to the CVS guy!) -- at about $50 or $60 for an 8-foot tree. They're friendly there and help you load it on top of your car, and will cut the bottom off. I'm not sure if they deliver. And both years the tree has looked really great and held up beautifully throughout the season. Last year, we bought it on Black Friday and got a good deal. I can't remember exactly what it cost then though!"