Pine, Spruce or Fir… that is the question!
When it comes to Christmas trees the Forestry Commission are the pros. As well as knowing your tree is from a sustainable forest and great quality you have on hand friendly, knowledge staff eager to help and guide you in the big decision of tree picking! We headed to Sherwood Pines for our Christmas tree last weekend!
The decision process was tricky- lots of to-ing and fro-info between the three types (which was easy as all clearly marked). We wanted to find one not too big (as in wide) and not too sparse either. The staff on hand were really friendly and very helpful despite our probably silly questions about needle drop and after care!
We finally chose a Pine tree which I think is a bit different for us. We do usually have a Fir but.. well a chance is as good as a rest!
As well as tree picking is the craft tent from for children to make a sparkly pine cone Christmas tree or a reindeer pencil holder. The boys made both!
The tree was wrapped to make it easy for us to get home. While we were waiting the boys posed with some of the natives…
And our elf in training….
We also received a sapling to grown our own Christmas tree in the garden! Love this idea.
All in all a great family tradition with some brilliant activities in the beautiful surroundings of the Forestry Commission amazing woods.
Prives start from £30 for a 5ft tree and Sherwood Pines is open every day, with activities available at weekends.
Have you picked your tree yet?
PS I should say the boys look slightly feral and rather grubby as they have been on a cub and beaver Christmas camp making some me Marvellous memories and having a brilliant time. Put it this way the cub was dropped off at camp wearing the same clothes he was picked up wearing two days later! He said he did wear other things on the days in between!