There’s nothing like a big, bright Christmas tree to transform an ordinary living room into a festive wonderland. Whether you’re after that fresh pine smell, a glammed-up artificial tree that’s not going to leave a spiky mess behind, or a cute potted tree for your balcony, we’ve found the nearby Christmas tree farms that deliver the goods – sometimes directly to your door. Take a look at our list below for real Christmas trees, trees for hire, environmentally friendly options and what to do with all that mulch come January. Find more things to do this Christmas, including indie Christmas markets.
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Find real Christmas trees
For those on the hunt for a real Christmas tree that you don’t have to travel too far for, look no further than Kemps Creek Christmas Tree Farm. Based 15km from Parramatta and ten minutes from the M7, Kemps Creek Christmas Tree Farm sells real pine trees straight from the farm. There are limited trees available during the 2017 season due to regeneration. You can pick up small trees for $30. Kemps Christmas Tree Farm accepts cash only.
Whether you’re after a towering tree or a mini potted tree, Merlino’s Christmas Trees are sure to have what you need. There are seven sizes of real cut Christmas trees (ranging from 5ft to 8.5ft) and potted Christmas trees available in three species and multiple sizes – Monterey Pine (four sizes), White Spruce (six sizes) and Blue Star (two sizes). Plus, they offer free delivery within two kilometres of the site. For those living outside the free delivery zone, prices range from $30 (for delivery from 2-5km away) to $80 (Sydney CBD).
Hire trees for events
Elf Help deliver, install, decorate and remove real Christmas trees for homes and business – taking all the hassle out of who gets to put the star/angel on top. Whether you’re looking to purchase or hire a Christmas tree, Elf Help will transport a fully decorated tree in your choice of traditional red, Champagne gold or snow white ornaments and ribbons. Rather decorate it yourself? Elf Help also sell and deliver undecorated Christmas trees starting from $187. Tree deliveries, installation, removal and pick-up range from $264 to $946.
Shop for ethical trees
Not only do Dural Christmas Tree Farm sell real pine Christmas trees that are available for delivery, but also they also offer post-Christmas tree pick-up and recycling. For $30-$60, they’ll collect your used tree, mulch it back at their farm and use the waste to help look after next year’s crop. Dural Christmas Tree Farm is already closed for tagging this year, but their trees are available to purchase from Carriageworks Christmas Market. Christmas trees range from 5-14ft and start from $78. Delivery (including tree installation in a Cinco stand) is dependent on your postcode and ranges from $55 to $130.
At Reverse Garbage you can buy an artificial Christmas tree that has been donated from a previous owner, plus they have mini trees that have been made from recycled goods. They’re fun and creative (not to mention 100 per cent ethically sourced) and are mostly under $20. While you’re there, explore the warehouse – you never know what whacky Christmas decorations you might discover, which are usually priced between $30-$50.