HAPPY EARTH DAY

It Is Christmas Tree Season

by Bill Tobin
December 3, 2016

The perfect Christmas tree is available right here in Holliston. BUY LOCAL

Arcadian Farm, MacArthur's and Outpost Farm have a great selection of Christmas trees.  Check them out, all local.

There is no need to travel to the mall, big box stores or a neighboring town to find the perfect Christmas tree. Shop in Holliston.  "Buy Local."

Arcadian Farms on Norfolk Street has Fraser and Balsam and some Canadian firs that are considered to be local, as they were cut within the past two weeks in Rhode Island.

The trees vary in size from table top to ten feet tall, ranging in price from $30-$70 plus tax. Wreaths, roping and cemetery baskets are also in stock. There is an open house at Arcadian Farm and Debra's Flowers on Saturday, December 3rd from noon to four.

Out Post Farm on Prentice Street has a large selection of Balsam firs from Nova Scotia various sizes, and some "live" trees as well.

The trees at Out Post Farm range in size from five feet to ten feet and are priced from $30-$75, taxes are included in the price.

Outpost Farm has a  vast selection of ornamental decorations too.

MacArthur's Farm on Concord Street also has a large assortment of Balsam and Fraser firs from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Canada.

They range in size from three feet to twelve feet with a price tag of $35 plus tax for the three-footer and more of course for a ten-footer. The trees are priced according to grade, the more perfectly trimmed has a higher price tag. The more "natural," less trimmed has a lower price tag. 

Currently there is a $35.00 a tree sale at MacArrthur's for 6-8 foot Balsams and Frasers.

A large assortment of wreaths, roping, kissing balls and poinsettias are also available.

Again this year, trees will be available behind Depot Package to fund the Holliston youth baseball team to go to Cooperstown this summer . Nova Scotia trees are available on Thursday and Friday 6-8pm  and on Saturday and Sunday 12-8pm. There is one price for the trees, large or small, $40.00


http://hhspanthers.wikispaces.com/HHS+Tree+sale+sign-up

In the early seventies there was a Fathers' Club made up of fathers of Holliston High School students that raised funds to pave the track at the high school, honor a student of the month and serve various unmet needs of the high school students. Sometime in the early eighties, mothers were allowed to join this esteemed group and the name was changed to Parents Club. All during this time, this Club sold Christmas trees as a fund raiser, usually behind the Depot Package Store. One year the site was changed to the Gates' garage, next to Norman's, where Dunkin D's is now. This is noted just for historical reasons.

 

Arcadian, Out-Post and MacArthur's all have an assortment of wreaths, kissing-balls, centerpieces, swags, green rope, cemetery decorations and so much more for holiday decorations.

Fraser fir has a bluish tint. The traditional Balsam is greener, with smaller needles and is more apt to shed. Remember to freshen the cut on the trunk, place it in water and keep it watered.

 So buy your Christmas tree locally and support Holliston businesses and causes.

 Merry Christmas ..

When it is time to dispose of the tree the Holliston Boy Scout Troop is at your disposal in January.  More details after Christmas.

 

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Comments (2)

Lot of good prices in neighboring town too, Bill

- Stan Coffin | 12/4/16 10:29 PM

Nice article Bill. I agree with you about buying local if possible. Mark Ahronian

- Mark Ahronian | 12/3/16 10:05 AM

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