Real Christmas trees in Birmingham: Places you can buy a traditional tree in and around the city
If you don’t want to put up a plastic tree in your living room this year, here’s where you can find yourself a real Christmas tree in and around Birmingham.
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Fake Christmas trees aren’t for everyone. While you can use them every year without having to buy a new one, to many people there is simply no substitute for the real thing.
According to the Carbon Trust, a two-metre artificial tree has more than ten times the carbon footprint of a real tree that’s burned after Christmas. Not only that, but as real trees take around 10-12 years to grow to the optimal size of six feet, they can also provide a habitat for wildlife and capture carbon from the atmosphere during that time.
The most environmentally-friendly ways to dispose of your real tree after the festivities are over, are to re-plant if you have purchased a potter tree, or have it chipped to spread on the garden. Burning the tree, such as on a bonfire, only emits the carbon dioxide that it stored up when it was growing, so is also considered a good method of disposal.
We’ve listed a few places in the West Midlands where you can get your hands on an au naturale Christmas tree. One of the businesses is based in Birmingham, while the other two can be found not far away in Solihull.
Some of the businesses on this list sell a range of items, not just Christmas trees. This includes decorations, firewood and other species of trees.
So, will you be getting a real Christmas tree for your living room this year? If so, here’s where you can do just that in Birmingham.
Places where you can buy a real Christmas tree near Birmingham
Wythall Nurseries Christmas Trees
Wythall Nurseries Silver, Birmingham, B47 6LZ.
Wythall Nurseries is a family business providing people with Christmas trees for over 100 years. They’re open from 9am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.
They also sell a range of Christmas wreaths to hang upon the door for the festive season and firewood to keep you cosy during winter.
Find out more on the Wythall Nurseries website.
Woods Farm Christmas Trees
Bills Lane, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2PP.
Woods Farm has over 200 acres of land, full of Christmas trees for you to choose from. They have been providing the public with Christmas trees for over 35 years, and according to their website, their trees have even adorned the halls of 10 Downing Street.
They don’t just deal in Christmas trees either - they sell other species of trees all year round. They’re open from 10am to 5pm every day.
Find out more on the Woods Farm website.
Real Christmas Trees Limited
Whitlocks End Farm Cottage, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2PL.
On Real Christmas Trees’ website, you can browse the selection of trees that they have in stock before making a purchase. They are open on weekdays from 10am - 4pm, however, they are closed at weekends.
They also sell Christmas tree accessories ranging from baubles to lights and bases to help keep your tree upright.
Find out more on the Real Christmas Trees website.