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Palo Alto Weekly

- November 23, 2012

O Tannenbaum

Where can you find fresh-cut trees for Christmas?

For many families, selecting the just-right Christmas tree is an early segue into the holiday season. Should it be the classic Noble fir or a stretch — maybe a Nordmann fir?

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— Carol Blitzer Lot: Sea Scouts Christmas Trees Location: Palo Alto Little League Park, 3672 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto Dates, hours: Nov. 23 through Dec. 23, weekdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., weekends 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Kinds of trees: Douglas, Grand, Noble and Nordmann firs, 2 to 11 feet Other items: Garlands, wreaths, table-top trees (1 to 2.5 feet). Also sells stands; delivery varies by size and location: $15 to $40, with a discount for same address Prices: $16-$250; 6- to 7-foot tree is $45-98 Benefits: Supports Sea Scouts programming; manned by volunteers Information: 650-493-6614 or www.sssintrepid.org Lot: Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Tree Lot Location: northwest corner of Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, just behind the corner sign Dates, hours: Nov. 24 through Dec. 22, weekdays 4 to 8 p.m., weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kinds of trees: Noble firs Other items: Garlands and wreaths; also will help tie tree to vehicle or place in car Prices: $20-$300 Benefits: benefits Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters, supporting more than 750 student athletes who participate on 45 sports teams Information: palytrees.com Lot: Nativity School Christmas Tree Lot Location: 1250 Laurel St., Menlo Park Dates, hours: Nov. 23 through Dec. 15, Tuesday-Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening day 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closing day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kinds of trees: Douglas, Fraser, Grand and Noble firs from Oregon, 2 to 14 feet (fresh cut and stand available) Other items: Wreaths (20 to 30 inches in diameter), candy cane wreaths, Advent wreaths and garland. Delivery to Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto and Redwood City; discount on multiple trees to same address. Flame-proofing available. Benefits: educational and extracurricular programs at Nativity School; staffed by parent and community volunteers Prices: $20 to $409 (pre-order form on website); 6- to 7-foot tree is $49-$72 Information: 650-275-3750 or www.nativitytrees.com Lot: Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot Location: Lucky Market parking lot, Foothill Expressway at Arboretum (2175 Grant Road, Los Altos) Dates, hours: Nov. 23 (opens 10 a.m.) through Dec. 16; weekdays 3 to 7:30 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kinds of trees: Noble firs, 2 to 13 feet Other items: Tree stands, wreaths, garlands, table decorations; set up and delivery for a fee Prices: $19-$359; 6- to 7-foot tree is $75 Benefits: Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Information: 650-988-9900 or http://lakc.netfirms.com/TreeLot.htm Lot: MVLA High School Sports Booster Christmas Tree Lot Location: 1035 El Monte Road, Mountain View, Corner of El Camino Real and El Monte Road (in the Blockbuster/CVS parking lot) Dates, hours: Nov. 23 through Dec. 17, weekdays 4 to 7 p.m., weekends 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Kinds of trees: Noble firs from Oregon, 3 to 11 feet Extras: Free bagging, fresh cut. Trees are guaranteed; if dry out early, free tree next Christmas season Prices: $25-$200, tax-deductible (6- to 7-foot tree is $75) Benefits: supports athletics and after-school programs in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District; buyers can direct up to 20 percent of purchase to any school or organization Information: mvlatrees.com or reindeer@mvlatrees.com Lot: Menlo Park Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lot Location: on Stanford University campus next to the football stadium on El Camino Real south of Embarcadero Road Dates, hours: Nov. 23 until sell out, weekdays 2 to 8 p.m., weekends 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Kinds of trees: Noble firs from Oregon Other items: Wreaths, swag, stands; delivery available Benefits: Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park, which provides scholarships for Menlo-Atherton High School students, and donations to St. Anthony's Padua Dining Room, Rebuilding Together, Project Read/Menlo Park Library, Stanford intramural sports program Information: www.menloparkkiwanisclub.org Lot: Santa's Village Location: Webb Ranch, 2720 Alpine Road, Portola Valley Dates, hours: Nov. 23 through Dec. 24, daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kinds of trees: Douglas, Grand, Noble and Silvertip firs from Washington and Oregon Other items: Wreaths, garlands, poinsettias, boughs, mistletoe Extras: Help choosing, wrapping, loading, plus delivery available; snow flocking, fire retardant, free net wrap and tie down Prices: $14.95-$700 (18-foot range); 6- to 7-foot trees $47-$98; live ones from $9.99 Information: 650-854-5417 or www.webbranchinc.com Lot: Patchen California Christmas Tree Farms Location: 22217 Old Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos Dates, hours: Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kinds of trees: Redwood, Pine, Fir, Cedar, Cypress, Exotics Other items: Stands, wreaths, gift shop, picnic tables, free hot mulled cider and candy canes Prices: Choose and cut: Coast or Sierra Redwood, Monterey Pine, $6/foot, $40 minimum; Douglas Fir, Incense Cedar, Cypress, Exotics, $8/foot, $55 minimum; fresh cut: Noble or other true fir, $8/foot, no minimum Information: 408-353-1615 or www.patchencalifornia.com/