Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Trees for Sale in Brooklyn

There are many places to pick from to get a Christmas tree in the area:

•    Eighth Avenue Fundraiser—Park Slope resident Tim Foley will give $10 to any of 14 area schools when someone purchases a tree from him. “I’m about doing the right thing for the neighborhood and its public schools,” Foley said, who is a father to three children who go to schools in the area, PS 230, MS 51 and Brooklyn Tech. “It’s a pay-it-forward mentality.” Last year Foley raised $2,600, and this year, together with his other tree stand on Smith and Butler Streets; he hopes to raise $6,000 to $7,000.

Trees For Sale in Brooklyn
•    In Front of CVS on Ninth Street—This stand has garnered the reputation of having the largest trees available. Louis Rondin and Nichola Dubois are French Canadians who bring their trees south from Nova Scotia, selling their trees round-the-clock, in French.

•    Wind Swept Farm on Union Street—These Christmas trees, from Barton, Vermont, are organically grown, and cost $10 a foot, until you get to 8 feet, when the price goes up to $15 a foot. They have other tree stands around Brooklyn and also sell maple syrup and wreaths from Vermont.