Holiday trees fresh for the picking
If a holiday tree has not yet found its way into your home, there’s no need to panic as there are still plenty to be found.
In addition to trees that can be purchased from many local stores and garden centres, the Morgan Arboretum in Ste. Anne de Bellevue is selling natural groomed balsam fir trees cut from their own grounds.
A spokesperson for the nature centre said there are plenty of trees available, as well as boughs, decorative wreaths, a 2010 Arbo calendar and Arbo greeting cards.
The Morgan Arboretum is located on the Macdonald Campus of McGill University’s West Island campus, at 150 chemin des Pins, in the northern part of Ste. Anne de Bellevue. It is open daily from 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. For information, call 514 398-7811.
Meanwhile, do-it-yourselfers itching for a more hands-on experience can head over to Quinn Farm in Notre-Dame-del’Île-Perrot for their tree. The well-known family run farm offers a cut-your-ownChristmas-tree experience that includes a horse drawn sleigh ride to a tree cutting site. Once there families pick the tree they want and then get chopping. The farm also sells an assortment of fresh pies, muffins, holiday baking and gift baskets.
Quinn Farm is located at 2495 Perrot Blvd. in Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot. For information, call 514 453-1510, or go to www.quinnfarm.qc.ca.