Christmas

CHRISTMAS 2018

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Below you will find our selection of available Christmas tree varieties.  One of these is sure to be the right tree for your home this holiday season!

What kind of tree should I buy?

Are you overwhelmed at trying to choose the tree that is right for you?  Try reading the descriptions below for some help, or answer these questions below;

Do you have heavy metal or homemade ornaments?  (Fir trees have strong branching to support heavier ornaments)

Do you have anyone in your home with evergreen allergies? (White pine is the most allergenic of our tree choices)

Is cost a factor for you?  (Naturally because of the difference in growth rate, Firs are more expensive than Pine.)

 BALSAM FIR  The Balsam Fir is the most fragrant of the firs. It is a native of Wisconsin with short, 3/4" - 1 1/2" flat needles. The needles are singly attached and form a very soft, feather-like spray of foliage. Use the Balsam Fir as a lightweight option for smaller spaces or boughs for decorating mantels and entryways. It also lends itself to a beautiful option for large trees, 12' and above.

BALSAM FIR

The Balsam Fir is the most fragrant of the firs. It is a native of Wisconsin with short, 3/4" - 1 1/2" flat needles. The needles are singly attached and form a very soft, feather-like spray of foliage. Use the Balsam Fir as a lightweight option for smaller spaces or boughs for decorating mantels and entryways. It also lends itself to a beautiful option for large trees, 12' and above.

 
 FRASER FIR  The Fraser Fir is known for its excellent needle retention and silvery-blue color. Originally native to the Appalachian Mountains we have selected seed sources that have adapted well to the more severe Midwest climate. It has short, 1-1 1/4" flat needles that are firmly attached yet are pleasantly soft to the touch. Well branched trees will hold customers largest ornaments. The Fraser Fir has gained popularity and in much of the US is the most popular Christmas tree.

FRASER FIR

The Fraser Fir is known for its excellent needle retention and silvery-blue color. Originally native to the Appalachian Mountains we have selected seed sources that have adapted well to the more severe Midwest climate. It has short, 1-1 1/4" flat needles that are firmly attached yet are pleasantly soft to the touch. Well branched trees will hold customers largest ornaments. The Fraser Fir has gained popularity and in much of the US is the most popular Christmas tree.

 
 SCOTCH PINE   WE’RE SORRY BUT THIS TREE WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FOR THE 2018 SEASON   The Scotch Pine is known for its sturdy branching and ability to support large ornaments. Originally from Europe, it has adapted well to the Midwest climate. It has medium 1 1/2-3" needles and is renowned for its excellent needle retention. The Scotch Pine provides a nice price point for most Christmas tree buyers.

SCOTCH PINE

WE’RE SORRY BUT THIS TREE WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FOR THE 2018 SEASON

The Scotch Pine is known for its sturdy branching and ability to support large ornaments. Originally from Europe, it has adapted well to the Midwest climate. It has medium 1 1/2-3" needles and is renowned for its excellent needle retention. The Scotch Pine provides a nice price point for most Christmas tree buyers.

 
 WHITE PINE  The White Pine is a native variety to Wisconsin and is known for its fragrant aroma. It has long, 2-5" slender needles that are soft to the touch. When kept properly watered, needle retention is excellent. These lightweight trees are easy to handle and pack well for shipping. People with evergreen allergies have reported little or no reaction to White Pine. Their dense boughs support lighter ornaments and are popular in garlands, wreaths and centerpieces.

WHITE PINE

The White Pine is a native variety to Wisconsin and is known for its fragrant aroma. It has long, 2-5" slender needles that are soft to the touch. When kept properly watered, needle retention is excellent. These lightweight trees are easy to handle and pack well for shipping. People with evergreen allergies have reported little or no reaction to White Pine. Their dense boughs support lighter ornaments and are popular in garlands, wreaths and centerpieces.

Why a REAL Tree?

Some have real concerns over the concept of using a fresh-cut Christmas Tree in their home.  Here we'll try and put some of those more common "myths" to a rest. 

"We're destroying forest regions that are home to many animal habitats."

False, over 98% of Christmas Trees sold throughout the nation are grown ON Tree farms with the express purpose of harvesting them for use as a Christmas Tree.

"Cutting down a REAL tree is a wasteful concept, as they end up in landfills."

While it is true that most cities offer free Tree pickup one or two days a year after the Christmas season, most of those trees actually end up being chipped, not thrown away.  Did you miss that free pick-up day?  We at Handy Andy's are also willing to take back your tree once you're finished with it.  Here we run them through a wood chipper and turn them into mulch that is used to enrich soil we use to provide you with quality plant products.  It's a renewable resource.

While the tree was growing, it was home to many animals, even though it was grown on a tree farm.  As many as 3 to 5 trees are planted to replace the tree that is harvested.

Lastly, you're supporting an industry that creates jobs.  The care and maintenance of these trees to ensure they are the right shape and grown well, provides jobs to many individuals.

**Truthfully, buying a fake plastic tree is actually more detrimental to the environment than a real tree**

GARLAND

In addition to our selection of Christmas Trees we have available, we also have a great selection of fresh Garland, wreaths, and boughs to decorate your outdoor pots as well as your indoor environment.

Our selection of garlands are sold by the lineal foot.  Cut to order.  There will be 3 choices for Garland this year;

  • Noble Fir Garland

  • Douglas & Cedar Mixed Garland

  • Western Red Cedar Garland

Western Red Cedar Garland

Douglas Fir & Cedar Mix Garland

Noble Fir Garland


WREATHS

Below you will find pictured a few of our wreaths that will be available.  We will also have Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir wreaths that are not pictured below.

 MIXED WREATH  This beautiful wreath begins with a Noble Fir backdrop and adds cones and sprigs of cedar to finish off this festive addition to your front door.

MIXED WREATH

This beautiful wreath begins with a Noble Fir backdrop and adds cones and sprigs of cedar to finish off this festive addition to your front door.

 JUNIPER WREATH  While not as fancy as some of our options, this simple Juniper wreath's blue juniper berries really add to the unique texture this wreath offers.

JUNIPER WREATH

While not as fancy as some of our options, this simple Juniper wreath's blue juniper berries really add to the unique texture this wreath offers.

 
 MOUNTAIN GRANDEUR  Tastefully completed with Western Red Cedar, Green Boxwood, Bear Grass, Ponderosa Pine Cones and clusters of bright Red Berries.

MOUNTAIN GRANDEUR

Tastefully completed with Western Red Cedar, Green Boxwood, Bear Grass, Ponderosa Pine Cones and clusters of bright Red Berries.


IN ADDITION TO ALL THE FUN HOLIDAY ITEMS THAT WE’LL HAVE AVAILABLE, WE ALSO HAVE A SERIES OF FUN WORKSHOPS WE’LL BE DOING FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON. SEE THE CLASSES AND THE DATES BELOW.

REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN ONLINE STARTING NOV 1ST.

HOLIDAY OUTDOOR POTS

DATES & TIMES:
NOV 27TH @ 7PM - 9PM
NOV 29TH @ 7PM - 9PM
DEC 1ST @ 10AM TO 12PM AND 2PM - 4PM
COST: 30$
DESCRIPTION: The registration fee for this Holiday Pot workshop will include a greens allotment. You may bring your own container from home, or you may purchase one that evening. We usually have some sales on pot choices these sessions. The embellishments, bulbs, branches, etc will be available at additional charge.


CHRISTMAS WREATH

DATES & TIMES:
TUES DEC 4TH @ 7PM TO 9PM
THUR DEC 6TH @ 7PM TO 9PM
SAT DEC 8TH @ 10AM TO 12PM AND 2PM TO 4PM
COST: 30$
DESCRIPTION: The registration fee for this workshop will include the cost of your Balsam Fir wreath. Embellishments will be available at additional charge.


CHRISTMAS CENTERPIECE

DATES & TIMES:
SAT DEC 15TH @ 10AM TO 12PM
TUES DEC 18TH @ 7PM TO 9PM
THUR DEC 20TH @ 7PM TO 9PM
COST: 30$
DESCRIPTION: The registration fee for this workshop will include a greens allotment, floral foam, and a container for your centerpiece. Embellishments and container upgrades will be available at additional charge.


SVEN THE GNOME

DATES & TIMES:
NOV 13TH @ 7PM - 9PM
NOV 15TH @ 7PM - 9PM
NOV 17TH @ 10AM TO 12PM AND 2PM - 4PM
COST: 30$
DESCRIPTION: Using greens we’ll make our very own “Sven the Gnome” to put on your front step. Average Sven’s will be between 12 and 14 inches tall from bottom to the top of the hat. The registration fee includes everything you will need to make your Sven. You will have the opportunity to make additional gnomes at additional cost that day.


PINE-CONE CHRISTMAS TREE

A “MOMMY & ME” EVENT:

DATES & TIMES: TBD
COST: TBD
DESCRIPTION: