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    Have you gotten your Xmas tree, yet?

    Get 'em while they're hot.

    And the price is right.

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    Is that good price or a bad price?

    (In the rural area where I live, we pay $20 for a 6'-8' tree.)

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    Simple supply and demand.

    For a small tree as pictured would get potted so it can be planted after.

    Round me we just had a middle of the night heist of 800 trees from a farm. Merry Xmas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coal-Cracker View Post
    Is that good price or a bad price?

    (In the rural area where I live, we pay $20 for a 6'-8' tree.)

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    $33 for an ugly 2' cut tree is crazy high.

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    Have you gotten your Xmas tree, yet?

    Just got myself a nice hard, scraggly Lodgepole at 9,500ft yesterday. $20 directly to the USFS. Legal, public thinning operation, basically.

    Meanwhile, locals are paying $80 for some farm raised monstrosity from the flatlands. No thanks.




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    Killing trees for celebratory purposes contributes to global warming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Duke View Post
    Just got myself a nice hard, scraggly Lodgepole at 9,500ft yesterday. $20 directly to the USFS. Legal, public thinning operation, basically.

    Meanwhile, locals are paying $80 for some farm raised monstrosity from the flatlands. No thanks.

    With or without bark beetles?




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    Have you gotten your Xmas tree, yet?

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    With or without bark beetles?
    Any bark beetle in this tree is long dead. It was 3 in diameter. Generally speaking, they need a tree >6 at breast height to survive a hard freeze.

    Also, I because Im a nerd and have access to GIS software, I determined that there are few if any trees showing signs of MPB in our area.


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    Tulare, CA, is being mocked for their tree: https://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/st...sy/4381188002/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Bah humbug
    Well, if you're not gonna do it...

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    I have an 4 foot aluminum tree. On Dec 1, I carried it up from the basement to the livingroom; On January 2, I will carry it back downstairs and stick it back in the closet. I love it, no needles to vaccuum, don't have to water it, looks beautiful every year.

    By the way, the next time I visit BC, I'm going to collect pinecones bring them back to Toronto and sell them ... there's gold in them thar boxes.

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    Paying for Xmas trees, driving somewhere far away to get pine cones? What kind of hell do yall live in?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    By the way, the next time I visit BC, I'm going to collect pinecones bring them back to Toronto and sell them ... there's gold in them thar boxes.
    That's weird, I never thought of pine cones as a commodity. In Sane Diego, even by the coast, pine trees grow like weeds* so we have cones all over the place. Not the huge ones like up in the west Sierra though.

    * - Except, by the saddest of ironies, up in the Cuyamaca mtns after the 2003 fire that sterilized the soil.
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    I paid $5 to the USFS to cut myself a fir the weekend after Thanksgiving. Its always a fun day out with friends with warm adult beverages and a taproom stop at the end.

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    We got ours last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theMeat View Post

    Round me we just had a middle of the night heist of 800 trees from a farm. Merry Xmas!
    Here in Portland there's been several overnight X-mas tree lot heists. This is the first year I remember this making the news.

    I know an elderly couple that live in MT who've made their living selling X-mas trees for 45 years. They buy a trailers worth from a farm in the PNW for $6-$8 a tree then rent a lot in San Diego or Phoenix and sell them $80-$120 a pop. It's all they do for income and work about 1 month a year. I've strongly considered giving this a go several times. Seemslike a near failproof way to make a shit ton of money fast.

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    here in Central Ohio, we pay about $60 for a 6-8 foot tree; up to $99 for an 8-12...

    the place we get our tree's from gets them from the Carolina's or West Virginia mostly.

    4 of our trees from when I was young are now 30 footers in my parents yard. Dad also planted trees on the farms of relatives and friends, so most of our trees went back into the ground...
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    We bought our fake tree 4 days after our first kid was born because we were too late to find one at a local tree lot and too busy with a new infant to go cut one down, despite living in the Colorado mountains surrounded by USFS forests. That same fake tree is currently seeing its 26th Christmas.

    Turns out we are not being environmentally sensitive, though:
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I have an 4 foot aluminum tree.
    Carbon fiber trees cost more than aluminum trees but weigh less. Steel trees continue to have a small but loyal following ("steel trees are real.")
    =sParty

    P.S. Next year watch for fat trees, "plus" trees & e-trees. Tree industry = very innovative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    P.S. Next year watch for fat trees, "plus" trees & e-trees. Tree industry = very innovative.
    If the tree is pre-lit does that make it an e-tree?

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    we go and cut down a tree. its $12 for the permit for apache sitgreaves nat forest. a 6ft tree around here runs $80 to $120. its a fun day out and about with family and friends. they are not the perfect tree like tree lot, they have style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    we go and cut down a tree. its $12 for the permit for apache sitgreaves nat forest. a 6ft tree around here runs $80 to $120. its a fun day out and about with family and friends. they are not the perfect tree like tree lot, they have style.

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    80-120$??? Damn, son.
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    We bought an artificial tree a few years back and I really like it now. I was aghast at the initial idea, but years of messes, damaged walls & ceilings, and tiny-spiders nests convinced me it was time. As the kids became older, the thrill of going to many tree farms to find the perfect tree became increasingly frustrating.

    I think we dropped 250-300$ on it and it includes lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    If the tree is pre-lit does that make it an e-tree?

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    I have an artificial tree that includes lights. Didn't put it up this year. Nor did we buy a real tree (which we like doing) on account of the new terrier puppy that's running the house and has all the other animals on edge. We felt that any sort of tree would have been a disaster in waiting. Plus, we're headed out of town for about a week around Christmas, so definitely didn't want a real tree that was a dead fire danger when we returned.

    It was a good thing, too. Most of the trees sold here are locally grown Fraser firs, and this past year was a bad year for them. We'd usually pay about $30 for a 6' tree that looked reasonably good, but this year the prices more than doubled. We know people who paid $60+ for a 4-5' tree that looked ratty. It's possible to pay the USFS to cut your own fairly cheaply, but they don't grow widely on their own, and accessibility in those spots is generally poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir kayakalot View Post
    Paying for Xmas trees, driving somewhere far away to get pine cones? What kind of hell do yall live in?!
    I spend every Fall raking them up in my yard and hauling them to the landfill. Along with the needles. I should charge city folks for the privilege of doing it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    80-120$??? Damn, son.
    it's the desert all of our local trees have thorns.
    Dont make me go all Jonathan Winters on this gas station.

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    best christmas movie ever.

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