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Real Christmas trees

  • 25-11-2020 12:31pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 116 ✭✭ Panda5000


    Where is selling real Christmas trees?

    I know some places may be click & collect or delivery until after Level 5.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,136 ✭✭✭ JoeA3


    Might be a bit of a trek for some here (especially in current times), but we always go out to Galway Christmas Trees, near Esker, Athenry. In normal times its a lovely experience, especially for kids.

    I'm not sure how it'll work this year, I believe you have to make an appointment to visit.

    https://www.galwaychristmastrees.ie


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 ✭✭✭ zeitner


    McD's in Galway Crystal got a delivery of real trees in this morning so contact them if you can.


  • Registered Users Posts: 157 ✭✭ 39steps


    Coilllte have real trees for sale behind B&Q in Knocknacarra.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,325 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    There's a place beside Higgins in Shantalla selling them, passed by it this morning.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,547 ✭✭✭ Bredabe


    Real Christmas Tree shop opening this weekend in Barna, opposite Super Value.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,547 ✭✭✭ Bredabe


    Guy selling trees outside of the bucket and space shop in Salthill today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 627 ✭✭✭ SqueakyKneecap


    Bredabe wrote: »
    Real Christmas Tree shop opening this weekend in Barna, opposite Super Value.

    Got our last one from Slemons across from Clarke's. Can't recommend them enough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,042 ✭✭✭ bmc58


    Panda5000 wrote: »
    Where is selling real Christmas trees?

    I know some places may be click & collect or delivery until after Level 5.

    Argos selling lovely artifical trees.Bought one five years ago and still using it.No more collecting pine needles on sitting room floor in January anymore.


  • Registered Users Posts: 70 ✭✭✭ Dancewithme


    bmc58 wrote: »
    Argos selling lovely artifical trees.Bought one five years ago and still using it.No more collecting pine needles on sitting room floor in January anymore.

    But that is a fake Christmas tree. Let the op decide when he/she wants to get a fake Christmas tree. They want a real one this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30 ✭✭✭ greenerie


    Panda5000 wrote: »
    Where is selling real Christmas trees?

    I know some places may be click & collect or delivery until after Level 5.

    Second vote for Christmas trees at Meadow Farm in Athenry, brilliant staff and you can go pick your own from Tuesday. Whatever you do don't order from real irish trees, ordered two weeks ago and got an email yesterday morning, the day it was due to arrive to say my order was cancelled. Spent the day sourcing another one then got a call from them at 5pm saying they were on the way with a tree and I still haven't received confirmation of a refund.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,042 ✭✭✭ bmc58


    But that is a fake Christmas tree. Let the op decide when he/she wants to get a fake Christmas tree. They want a real one this year.

    Think of the plannet.Trees are good,stop cutting them down.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,042 ✭✭✭ bmc58


    But that is a fake Christmas tree. Let the op decide when he/she wants to get a fake Christmas tree. They want a real one this year.

    It's not a fake Christmas tree.It's our Christmas Tree and it's real to us.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 116 ✭✭ Panda5000


    bmc58 wrote: »
    Think of the plannet.Trees are good,stop cutting them down.

    The Christmas trees are out doing their thing for 11 months of the year. Unlike an oil-based tree (manufactured in China with dirty power and shipped across the world) that's sitting in your attic for most of the year!

    Locally grown real tree that's recycled/disposed properly is the environmental choice!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,753 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Dangan House Garden Centre has a good selection of real trees. We got ours there today


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 116 ✭✭ Panda5000


    Thanks for the recommendations - got one from Slemons opposite Supervalu in Barna. Not the cheapest in town but local and a top quality tree!

    Was a bit skeptical of their homemade steel stands but works a treat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,163 ✭✭✭ pg633


    bmc58 wrote: »
    Think of the plannet.Trees are good,stop cutting them down.
    People aren't heading out to a local forest and clearfelling wilderness for these.
    Christmas trees are grown more like vegetables.

    There's probably a good environmental argument for real trees - the do sequester carbon, and slowly release it as they rot. They have low miles so probably don't generate much carbon during distribution.

    God knows what went into my plastic tree, or what it took to get it to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,042 ✭✭✭ bmc58


    pg633 wrote: »
    People aren't heading out to a local forest and clearfelling wilderness for these.
    Christmas trees are grown more like vegetables.

    There's probably a good environmental argument for real trees - the do sequester carbon, and slowly release it as they rot. They have low miles so probably don't generate much carbon during distribution.

    God knows what went into my plastic tree, or what it took to get it to me.

    But how long will it last you? Years and years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,244 ✭✭✭ bazwraf


    Booked a time in Athenry on Sunday. Really looking forward to it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 116 ✭✭ Panda5000


    bmc58 wrote: »
    But how long will it last you? Years and years.

    And how long will it last after you're gone?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,486 ✭✭✭ Demonique


    bmc58 wrote: »
    Think of the plannet.Trees are good,stop cutting them down.

    Fake trees are made of plastic which is worse for the environment than a real tree.

    It takes the same resources to produce one plastic tree as it does to produce 10 real trees


    Oh and if someone gets a living tree in a pot they can use it year after year


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,042 ✭✭✭ bmc58


    Demonique wrote: »
    Fake trees are made of plastic which is worse for the environment than a real tree.

    It takes the same resources to produce one plastic tree as it does to produce 10 real trees


    Oh and if someone gets a living tree in a pot they can use it year after

    year

    Don't think a 10 year old Christmas tree in a "pot" would fit in my ordinary house.
    Think after a few years you would have to have a barrel for the tree.Somehow I don't fancy having a tree in a barrel in my home.Live trees grow big you know.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭ gordongekko


    Panda5000 wrote: »
    The Christmas trees are out doing their thing for 11 months of the year. Unlike an oil-based tree (manufactured in China with dirty power and shipped across the world) that's sitting in your attic for most of the year!

    Locally grown real tree that's recycled/disposed properly is the environmental choice!


    Id say you're mighty craic on a night out.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 116 ✭✭ Panda5000


    Id say you're mighty craic on a night out.

    Unreal!

    Thanks for your contribution to the thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,042 ✭✭✭ bmc58


    Id say you're mighty craic on a night out.

    I have my moments,even if I do say so myself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 910 ✭✭✭ Psychlops


    Christmas trees on sale at the turn off to BIM/Galway Bay Seafoods at Lough Atalia Road/Docks Road near the Harbour Hotel, starting at €55 & some of the proceeds go to Galway RNLI Lifeboat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,540 ✭✭✭✭ Galwayguy35


    There is careful management in the growing of trees these days, when a tree is cut a new one is planted so its not just a case of an empty wasteland full of tree stumps.

    Have a small artificial tree myself because I live alone and its enough but its hard to beat the look of a real tree when all the lights etc are on it.


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