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It Is Christmas Tree Season

by Bill Tobin
December 7, 2015

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

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

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 Canaan 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 $20-$65, plus tax. Wreaths, roping and cemetery baskets are also in stock.

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..  Of course they will be taxed.

 

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. 

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

 

 

 

The Parents Group decided not to sell Christmas trees this year. The Holliston Hall of Fame Baseball team has taken on the responsibility. Their purpose is to raise money to attend the Field of Dreams competition in Cooperstown this summer.  This is a team  of 12 year old Holliston students. There is  a selection of Balsams, Fraser and Douglas trees for $25 to $70, available on Railroad Street at the end of Elm Street. These trees are tax free.

The trees are sold on Thusdays and Fridays from 6:00pm 'til 8:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am 'til 6;00pm.


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  76 is at your disposal on January 9th,  or snow date January 10th.  More details after Christmas.

 

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