You don’t have to live in the woods to get a fresh Christmas tree, or cut one down. In Gwinnett County, you have a few options if you want to get some of that piney goodness into your home for the holiday.
National home improvement chains Home Depot and Lowe’s both sell fresh Christmas trees at multiple metro Atlanta locations. You can check availability at your neighborhood Lowes online. Home Depot does not have a similar tool, but does feature an online buying guide so you know what to look for when you show up to the tree lot.
Gwinnett County is also home to multiple locally-owned tree farms and lots. Mike’s Christmas Trees in Loganville is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until sunset. You can cut your own tree at the farm and choose from Virginia Pine, Red Cedar, White Pine, Leyland Cypress and Scotch Pine trees. Trees are $32 each, regardless of size.
You can buy living, rooted trees from Suwanee Tree Farm on Smithtown Road in Suwanee. Prices vary depending on the tree’s variety and size, so you may want to check their website before heading out. The farm is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Just down the street, at 3795 Smithtown Road, is McConnell Tree Farm. You can choose and cut your own tree from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, according to PickYourOwnChristmasTree.org. McConnell Tree Farm does not have its own website.
In Lawrenceville, you can get the full pre-Christmas experience at Thompson’s Tree Farm, where you can cut your own tree or have an expert do it for you. While you’re perusing their varieties, including Carolina Sapphire and Frasier Fir, you can have some hot chocolate, buy other Christmas decorations or (if you’re lucky) clock in some time with Santa Claus himself.
Thompson’s Tree Farm is open from noon to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. It closes for the season on Dec. 17 — a week before Christmas Eve — or when it’s sold out of trees, so don’t procrastinate if you want to get a tree from this farm.
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