Choosing Your Special Family Christmas Tree

Picking out that special Christmas tree can turn into a fun family excursion. You put on jeans and boots, pile in the car or truck, and head to the Christmas tree lot of your choice. While you’re there, you’ll probably walk past dozens of likely candidates, looking for one that’s just the right size and shape. You’ll know the perfect tree when you find it, and you know the lights and decorations will make it look even better. Here in our mountain community, you have two outstanding Christmas tree sources – one just a stone’s throw from downtown Murphy, NC. So clear a spot in the house, retrieve your tree stand from storage, and get ready to add some Christmas spirit to your home!

If you like to continue annual traditions – and want to help out a worthwhile cause – consider purchasing your fresh-cut Christmas tree from the Rotary Club of Murphy. This well-known service organization focuses on projects that benefit our local community, and the Rotary’s Christmas tree sales help to provide funds for those programs.

Finding the Rotary’s Christmas tree sales operation is easy, as the group sets up shop in the same location every year. As you turn off Highway 64 (also called the four-lane) into the Murphy Ingles shopping center, you can’t miss the cluster of Christmas trees opposite the Taco Bell restaurant. Every day from 1:00-5:30, you’ll find a friendly Rotary volunteer ready to help you select a tree to give your home that special holiday glow.

There’s nothing like getting your Christmas tree from an old-fashioned tree farm. If that sounds appealing, take a short drive to Southern Tree Plantation, located at 2226 Owltown Road in nearby Blairsville, Georgia. (706) 745-0601. From November 30th through December 23rd, visit the farm Monday through Friday from 1:00-5:30. Saturday hours are 10:00-5:30, and Sunday hours are 1:00-5:30.

At Southern Tree Plantation, you can choose and cut your own Christmas tree, or ask a tree farm employee to handle the tree cutting work. The farm offers several popular tree varieties, such as Canaan Fir (West Virginia balsam fir), Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, or Norway Spruce. After you nail down your tree purchase, check out Southern Tree Plantation’s slate of family activities, available on both weekend days.

First, hop aboard the farm’s haywagon, and take a fun family hayride. You’ll meander through 60 acres of beautiful mountain country, and enjoy peaceful river and creek views. Or, try to outsmart the brand-new, super-tough wooden barnyard maze.

For younger children, Southern Tree Plantation offers weekend pony rides aboard the farm’s friendly little steeds. Or, maybe the kids would enjoy a trip on the Southern Tree Express, the new miniature train that runs on a road track. After you wrap up all the activities, gather the family for a visit to the marshmallow roasting station, where you can savor some tasty morsels while swapping tall tales.

Whether you snag your Christmas tree in Murphy, NC, or head over to Blairsville, GA to make your purchase, throw a family tree decorating party when you get home. Break out the hot cider and hot chocolate, and munch on mouthwatering cookies while you string the garland and hang the ornaments. Then, stand back and let the ooh’s and aah’s begin!

The Poltrock Team – REMAX Mountain Properties – Murphy NC – – Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team