Well its my favourite time of year again!
We've got our Christmas tree up and it looks fabulous. We decided with the little ones that it would be a great tradition to start going to local area Christmas Tree farms to cut down our tree ourselves.
I've always been a traditionalist and have never gone for those plastic artificial trees. I even felt guilty as it used to be common perception that a real Christmas tree was bad for the environment and a waste of resources.
Turns out that Greenpeace now supports the Christmas Tree Farm industry instead of fake. All the PVC and lead that are contained in many of these artificial trees will be in landfills for generations!
We went to Thomas' Christmas Tree farm in North Gower. It was a fantastic family experience for $50.00 we got a tractor ride out to the field, use of their swede saws, our tree was put on a vibrator to clean it and baled.
Kids even enjoyed some complimentary hot chocolate and cookies
Here is a list of Ottawa area Christmas Tree Farms that I found
Thomas Tree Farm 6421 McCordick Road North Gower, ON K0A 2T0 (613) 489-2314
Ian's Evergreen Plantation 804 Richmond Road Ashton, Ontario K0A1B0 613-253-0086
Cedar Hill Berry Farm 951 8th Con South Pakenham, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 - (613) 256-3029
*if you know of other Ottawa are Christmas Tree Farms I'd be happy to add them to this post
We are pretty happy with the result! Note the lack of decorations at the bottom of the tree. Dexter keeps pulling them off!