My parents are finally visiting for the holidays and I am inspired to find a live tree. Do "cut-your-own" tree farms exist within driving distance to Paris? If not, any ideas on the best place to find a live tree?Thanks.
I have a country house in Haute Normandie and in my village of barely 80 souls there is a fir tree farm. I personally have bought from them with a root ball instead of 'cut'. Norwegian blue is my favourite. It cost me last year around €40.
I'll make enquiries for you if you want.
If you have a garden and don't let the tree dry out too much.
They ALL shed their needles; some more some less. You can buy sprays from florists shop to prevent some of the dropping.
Thanks for all of the ideas for finding a live tree! Elaine, I am not sure if we'll have the time to travel to Haute Normandie for a tree, but I'd be interested in contact information for the tree farm in any case if you have a moment..thanks! If we stay in the city, looks like I'll check out Monceau Fleurs or IKEA. Thanks again.
To my knowledge, only Ikea recycle (they say so at least). Few trees even with a root ball, survive the punishment given them over the festive period. Let's be frank - most end up in an incinerator!
No I mean a place where you can have the tree chopped into shrapnel that can then be used for other purposes. I saw a centre like that in the UK.