Duluth Christmas Tree Sellers

I was wondering where in the heck a person buys a Christmas tree in Duluth these days? It’s not exactly something you can look up online as far as I know … PDD’s help is greatly appreciated!

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watergirl

about 12 years ago

I was thinking the same thing today. These are the places I found:

Farmer's Market on 14th Avenue East & Third Street
Mount Royal Fine Foods parking lot
St. Michael's Church yard (in Lakeside)

The Farmer's Market was the cheapest -- $30 trees. But last year we bought a tree at Menard's for about $15. Because I'm cheap and space is limited at my house, I opted for a very little spruce I found in the entrance of Mount Royal grocery store for $7.99.

Shane Bauer

about 12 years ago

We like Pappy's Trees on Morris Thomas if you're in the Piedmont area. It's in his front yard and he's got a lot more character than other places. The insurance place on lower Piedmont (around 23rd?) has them too, and the Milk House has a few but they're between $40-50 there.

The problem we ran into was timing - it seems like they all close at dark.

Claire

about 12 years ago

We went to the Farmers Market at 5:30 pm tonight, but they had gone home already, so we went to Mt Royal's parking lot. The trees were OK -- nothing amazing. But we got a cute tree for $35. We asked the guy for string to tie the tree to the car, and he wasn't sure he had any -- though he did produce some. That surprised us that he wasn't sure he had string.

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

Also in Duluth:
Johnson Trees at 6605 Grand Avenue in West Duluth

And just outside Duluth:
Saginaw Christmas Tree Farm on Highway 2
Lake Superior Garden Center at 5137 Jean Duluth Road

ironic1

about 12 years ago

I come from a family where we didn't put up a tree until the Sunday before Christmas and kept it up and decorated for the entirety of Christmas, thus taking it down on January 6.  

This town makes it hard to buy a tree and recycle a tree with that timeframe.

Lindsay

about 12 years ago

We had to go over the bridge this weekend to Dan's Feed Bin and picked up a tree while we were there. $35 for a beautiful 7' Balsam Fir.

Marian

about 12 years ago

We bought ours Sunday at the Farmer's Market.  It couldn't have been easier and more pleasant.  The trees are inside which makes shopping at least a little warmer and the owners/help are so nice.  Once you choose your tree, they shake it (very cool which I've never seen before), trim it, wrap it in netting and tie it on top of your car.  There is a price range so you can find one that suits your budget.  Best of all, the trees are grown locally and harvested just before Thanksgiving so they're not dry and dropping needles all over the place which has been our experience in past years.  I don't know why we never went there before, but it is the place. We'll be going from now on!

Claire

about 12 years ago

Marian, I agree, I had a pleasant experience last year at the Farmer's Market, I even bought some maple syrup from the guy selling the trees! And I recall his helping us put the tree on top of the car, which the guy at Mt Royal last night didn't bother doing (but at least he found us string!). I'll just have to go to the Farmers Market earlier in the day next year. There's definitely a difference.

udarnik

about 12 years ago

If you want to cut your own, you can get a permit to harvest one in the Superior National Forest.

MJ

about 12 years ago

We cut our own out in Carlton at Chub Lake Tree Farm. Very nice trees!

Makoons

about 12 years ago

We ended up going to Home Depot to pick up ours the other night. Thanks to everyone for their kind suggestions! We got a beautiful 7 ft fir for 16 bucks!

Emily

about 12 years ago

Cut your own for 5 bucks from the Superior National Forest.

LJ

about 12 years ago

There is a guy who has a tree farm on Homestead Rd in Lakewood.  He used to have the stand in the London Rd Burger King lot but I don't think he is there this year.  You can still cut your own at his place though. I think they are $25, but it may have gone up from last year.

zra

about 12 years ago

We went with a Siberian fir this year. A big full 7 footer that smells like tangerines. I think it's gotta be the best tree we've had yet. 'Spensive, but totally worth it.

Kudos to the Farmer's Market folks (who also run the feed bin tree lot)!

George

about 12 years ago

One more kudo to the Farmer's Market trees, in addition to being locally gown, they use no pesticides or chemical fertilizer.  We are definitely happy with the tree we got there.  

@zra I liked the tangerine smelling ones, but was outvoted in our house for a traditional smelling one.

Karasu

about 12 years ago

Pine Knob Tree Farm on Anderson (?) Road

ruby2sd4y

about 12 years ago

Doug and Lois Hoffbauer run the tree sales at the Duluth Farmer's Market, and they also sell from Dan's Feed Bin. Visit their website BalsamWreath.com and learn more about their evergreen products. You can also sign up for their mailing list. Lois sends out regular updates, and during the market season, they arrive weekly with what to expect each Saturday at the market. Buy Local!

The Big E

about 12 years ago

Not to rub it in this year, but we go every year and cut down a spindly balsam fir for $8 out at Boulder Lake.  There's always next year if that's up your alley.

zra

about 12 years ago

@ Doug: I wanted one last year, but conceded my choice in favor of the Missus' selection on the promise that we get the Siberian (tangerine) this year.

Sun Dog's Duluth Daily Photo

about 12 years ago

Ironic1, my mother came from a family that put up its Christmas tree on Christmas Even and left it up until Epiphany, January 6. That's kinda British tradition. When you're in the land of Scandinavians you kinda get used to people putting up the tree as soon as they can. One year I looked out my window on Christmas morn and my neighbors had already put their Christmas tree to the cub!



Mount Royal



Duluth Farmer's Market

Krista

about 12 years ago

Where is the one out on Homestead Road exactly? Also, do you happen to know their hours and if they have saws there to cut the tree down with?

jvandruten

about 10 years ago

Christmas Tree Choose & Cut
All trees $30.
4712 S Aune Road, Saginaw, MN 55779
218-729-8390

Highway 2 -- 2.5 miles west of Highway 33 on the right.

ruby2sd4y

about 10 years ago

~ Buy Local & It's Small Business Saturday! ~

From her Newsletter Friday 23 November 2012:

Duluth Farmer's Market is now open daily until Christmas.  
M-F 1pm - 7pm
S-S 9am to 6pm  

We have small trees, tall trees, balsam, fraser, Siberian, and a new exotic called concolor fir.  There are only a few of the concolors, so get in early to see them.  You can get all your greens, garland, wreaths, boughs, spruce tips, kissing balls, princess pine, and of course we still have a freezer full of our home grown chickens.  

If we don't see you this weekend, not to worry, we will be there until Christmas.  

See you at the market.

Lois Hoffbauer
218 591-0632
[email protected]
http://www.balsamwreath.com

adam

about 10 years ago

There's a really lopsided one down on the corner of Lake Avenue and Superior Street. Looks like it's ready to fall over at any moment, so I don't think anyone would mind if you took it.

ruby2sd4y

about 10 years ago

^ heh heh I noticed that when coming up the Lake Ave ramp while waiting there at the light.

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