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Don't Need a Christmas Tree? Visit Tree Farms for Wreaths, Garland and Holiday Fun

Monday, November 10, 2014 | 06:07am

Some people just can’t see the tree farm for the trees.

Local tree farmers have heard all the reasons for skipping a holiday visit to a tree farm. “We can’t have a real tree in the house—we’re allergic.” “The spot where we like to put our tree is hard to clean up after the holidays, so artificial is easier.” “We only like one variety of tree.” “It’s our tradition to buy our tree from an organization we support.”

Finding a perfect tree is only one of many good reasons to experience a holiday adventure at a local Christmas tree farm. Tennessee’s tree farms also offer lush, natural wreaths and garland for a home’s exterior. That can be the perfect solution for those who can’t have a real tree inside but still want to enjoy the terrific aroma of real greenery straight from the great outdoors.

However, a Christmas tree farm’s real specialty is creating holiday memories. Depending on the farm, visitors can take wagon rides, sip hot chocolate and cider, make wreaths, take a decorating class, enjoy a petting zoo, explore a gift shop, and even visit with Santa. Every tree farm offers fresh air, a farm setting and the chance to participate in a traditional American holiday experience.

Finding a nearby Christmas tree farm is easier than ever with the free Pick Tennessee mobile app. Pick Tennessee mobile app users can quickly locate farms then use GPS mapping for directions.

For more information about local Christmas tree farms, holiday recipes featuring seasonal products, seasonal farm-direct artisan foods, or businesses that create Tennessee themed holiday gift baskets, visit and follow Pick Tennessee on Facebook and Twitter.

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