Ho­li­day trees fresh for the pi­cking

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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.

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