POLL: Christmas Trees

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How Does Your Family Get One?

Poll ended at Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:02 am

Cut Your Own From a Farm
4
8%
From a Pre-Cut Lot
9
18%
From a Box in the Attic
30
60%
Bah Humbug! I Don't Observe Xmas
5
10%
Dig a Tree and Replant it After the Season
2
4%
 
Total votes : 50

Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby PghSkins on Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:46 pm

Cut at Pioneer Trails in Poland, OH. The only thing that keeps the place from being absolutely perfect is their quagmire of a parking lot. They have great trees, hayrides, cocoa, cider, and coffee after and an efficient operation, but I always have to steam clean the carpets in my van afterwards. Total mess.

Side note: this is the first year I have not had to adjust the stand once it's been in, hack more off the top or bottom, etc. I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. It went way too well.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby Puffymuffin on Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:49 pm

No tree for me, not at home most of the time so why bother really.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby eddysnake on Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:01 pm

put up our douglas fir today. Got it at a farm, already precut. The house smalls awesome, might sleep by it tonight.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby Rob UK Pen on Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:15 am

It's got to be a real tree (Pre-cut).
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby PghSkins on Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:51 am

eddysnake wrote:put up our douglas fir today. Got it at a farm, already precut. The house smalls awesome, might sleep by it tonight.


That leads to a good question: if you get a real tree, what kind?

We swear by Canaan Firs (seriously). They're a little more unusual but we have never had a problem with them. They last a long time and smell good. They are native to the Canaan Valley area.

http://www.christmastree.org/trees/canaan.cfm
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby tifosi77 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:03 pm

We just bought and trimmed our tree yesterday; 6 1/2 foot Noble Fir from a cut lot about a mile from our house. After we got it home we realized we could have gone with the 8 footer I passed up. Regardless, this is the first real tree I've had in about 25 or 30 years, and I'm positively beside myself with happy.

:D
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby thepittman on Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:50 pm

Real tree up today
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby eddysnake on Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:27 pm

PghSkins wrote:We swear by Canaan Firs (seriously). They're a little more unusual but we have never had a problem with them. They last a long time and smell good. They are native to the Canaan Valley area.



we switch it up a lot, went from a Canaan to a Fraser to a Concolor and to a Douglas this year. Haven't had a problem with any of them, although I've been digging the more fragrant trees the last couple years. If Canaan gets a canaan fir christmas tree, is it just a fir christmas tree for him?
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby crayz on Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:36 pm

Fake tree

Pre-lit with white and colored lights

Remote system so we can turn on white only, colored only, or both

win.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby Tybrus on Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:40 pm

I live in an apartment with my less than 1 year old Lab/Pit mix and my girlfriend's 2 cats. A tree would not survive a single day. So, I went with Bah Humbug.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby blackjack68 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:04 pm

Got our 8ft. Douglas Fir today We cut it. $65.

Smells great and it's really full.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:43 pm

Fake tree, although I miss real ones. Kids with allergies, plus the trees that we get here seem to be dried out and end up on the floor three days after getting them put up.

Maybe next year...
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby Daniel87 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:14 pm

When I have my own family I'll get a real tree.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby tjand72 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:25 pm

Daniel87 wrote:When I have my own family I'll get a real tree.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby pittsoccer33 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:47 am

are the prelit trees ok? I think of them and worry about one bulb going out and the whole thing being a waste
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby no name on Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:59 am

Love my fake tree, i am the worest at watering them, but i did love the smell of a real tree in the house.

I also loved burning the tree after it was up. Pines are fun to burn they pop so loud when burning.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby beerman on Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:06 am

Fake, I hate stepping on pine needles.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby canaan on Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:16 am

growing up, we had fake ones. i like the fake ones because of the hassle factor, but the wife insists on a real tree....its non-negotiable.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby Troy Loney on Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:18 am

canaan wrote:growing up, we had fake ones. i like the fake ones because of the hassle factor, but the wife insists on a real tree....its non-negotiable.


I'm going to try to use the economic argument with the girlfriend to try and convince her to go with the fake tree.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby Kraftster on Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:19 am

Cut ours from Grupp's in Zelienople this weekend. 7' Douglas for $43 - quite cheap. Great place. I think I'll go there every year as long as I stay in the North Hills area.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:19 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:are the prelit trees ok? I think of them and worry about one bulb going out and the whole thing being a waste


I bought a pre-lit tree this year. My old tree needed replaced, and Target had a great sale on them.

Went up in a snap, looks really nice and just enough lights (100 lights for a 4 foot tree), and it comes with spare bulbs in case one goes out.

So far I'm happy, but's it's only been a day. :lol:
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:20 am

Got our real tree Friday night...it's just nice walking in the house and having that pine smell, really isn't Christmas season until you have that. Bringing it home was interesting....the Scouts at the place we get it at failed to secure the front end properly, so as we went down Route 30 the front end blew off the car and was hanging down by my window. For the rest of the 3 mile trip, I had my arm out the window holding the tree down in cold, gusting winds. Pretty sure I had a mild case of frostbite/a pulled muscle.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby canaan on Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:35 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Got our real tree Friday night...it's just nice walking in the house and having that pine smell, really isn't Christmas season until you have that. Bringing it home was interesting....the Scouts at the place we get it at failed to secure the front end properly, so as we went down Route 30 the front end blew off the car and was hanging down by my window. For the rest of the 3 mile trip, I had my arm out the window holding the tree down in cold, gusting winds. Pretty sure I had a mild case of frostbite/a pulled muscle.

way to check your load before you left, nub.
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby Kraftster on Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:10 pm

llipgh2 wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:are the prelit trees ok? I think of them and worry about one bulb going out and the whole thing being a waste


I bought a pre-lit tree this year. My old tree needed replaced, and Target had a great sale on them.

Went up in a snap, looks really nice and just enough lights (100 lights for a 4 foot tree), and it comes with spare bulbs in case one goes out.

So far I'm happy, but's it's only been a day. :lol:


I put 800 on our seven footer yesterday.... :shock:
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Re: POLL: Christmas Trees

Postby PenguinSteve-o on Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:00 pm

Went out with the girlfriend and cut down a big fat 6-7 foot tall tree at a tree farm after driving back 3+ hours from Columbus/Pens game. Walked around for 30 minutes after a hayride out to the field. Decorated it last night. First one I ever cut down myself and tied it to my cars roof. It was $50 total for it. It was fun/good idea.
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