Yes, You Can Live in NYC and Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree

This year I was ready to buy my first real Christmas tree. I headed to Emmerich Tree Farm in Warwick, New York in hopes of finding the perfect one. emm.jpg

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The farm, owned by Kurt and Karen Emmerich is 8 acres of pure greenery. It’s home to thousands of trees, growing only Spruce, Pine and Firs. I expected to be there for about an hour but ended up making a day of it. I climbed high and low, taking in the views from as many angles as I could.

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Kurt and Karen have built a pavilion on the property that offers visitors free hot chocolate. They also have a pretty awesome firepit, cider donut vendors and other Christmas decor and ornaments for sale. The sale associates were super friendly and extremely helpful. One of whom, walked with me for a bit explaining the different types of species of trees and the farms growing process.

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After sniffing and feeling many, many branches, I finally settled on a lovely five and a half foot Douglas Fir and chopped it down myself. Meet Mr. Woody, Woodsman:

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Aside from providing saws, the farm also provides tree shaking (to get any bugs out of there), tree baling, free tree drilling (if your tree needs a hole for the stand-strait system) and a wagon ride to your car with your tree, which they rope on top of your vehicle. Oh, and they gift you an adorable custom wood burned ornament!

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Can’t wait to dress this bad boy up!

XO, C

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