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Does Home Depot Sell Real Live Christmas Trees?

In Winter by Jamie

Jingle bell rock your way into the new season with a fresh tree. Having a lovely smelling, newly cut tree in your home will freshen up your space just in time for the holiday season. Choosing a tree is a highlight of the year and knowing where to buy them will get you the perfect tree.

Real trees are sold at Home Depot before Christmas, they typically become available mid to late November, and they come in different sizes and various tree types. They can be delivered to your house or picked up in-store.

With Home Depot’s beautiful selection of trees, there’s sure to be a tree for you. Bring your family along for an amazing tree-picking experience. Here’s all you need to know about these real trees.

Do All Home Depot Locations Offer Real Christmas Trees?

Not sure if your Home Depot sells Christmas trees? Well don’t worry most, if not all Home Depot’s sell real trees before the holidays. If you aren’t sure if they do, you can always give them a call and ask. If you can’t pick it up, don’t worry they deliver the tree of your choice, which is always an option.

What Types of Trees Are Available?

Like any other plant, there’s many different types. Same goes for the trees they sell for Christmas and it’s good to know the different kinds. The trees that are sold include,

  • Fraser fir
  • Douglas fir
  • Noble fir
  • Grand fir
  • Turkish fir
  • Nordmann fir
  • Balsam Fir
  • Blue spruce
  • Black hill spruce

With there being this much of a variety each tree doesn’t actually look the same, although it can feel like looking at them all.

Besides the different sizes they come in, they look different as far as the leaves and thicknesses go. Some are more full and dense while others have less leaves that look less dense.

Where Does Home Depot Get Their Christmas Trees?

Home Depot doesn’t grow their own trees, but gets them from local tree farmers. They work with farmers who are located in North Carolina, Oregon, Michigan and Washington.

They grow trees that are grown, cut, and taken to Home Depot. After they are cut, they are ready to sell within only about 3 days giving you the freshest trees.

3 Best Real Christmas Trees Offered by Home Depot

Listed below are 3 types of trees that are sold and are the most popular.

1. 7 ft. to 7.5 ft. Freshly Cut Fraser Fir Live Christmas Tree

fraser fir tree christmas

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One of the more popular options when it comes to real trees at HomeDepot is their freshly cut fraser fir tree. It is available in different heights 5 to 5.5 feet, 6 to 6.5 feet, 7 to 7.5 feet, 8 to 8.5 feet. This tree is known to last throughout the holidays staying green in color. It will also smell fresh emitting a pine scent, which is the plus of having a real Christmas Trees. 

2. Online Orchards 5 ft. to 6 ft. Freshly Cut Douglas Fir Live Christmas Tree (Real, Natural, Oregon-Grown)

Douglas firs in Pacific Northwest forest

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One of the top picks, grown in Oregon, is the Online Orchards 5 to 6 foot douglas fir live Christmas Tree. Get the natural Douglas fir fragrance for Christmas this season if you choose this full looking tree. Keep in mind when you purchase these trees they are often tied with rope, this particular tree may take 2 to 3 days to fall in place.  

3. Cottage Farms Direct 6 ft. to 6.5 ft. Freshly Cut Fraser Fir Real Christmas Tree (Live)

Christmas tree farm with fraser tree and other backlit

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Another Fraser Fir tree makes the HomeDepot Christmas Tree list, it is by Cottage Farms Direct. This tree is a dark blue/green in appearance and give off an amazing evergreen scent. Expect a detailed caring guide upon purchase, which will tell you all you need to know about the tree to last over the holidays.  

How Do You Care for a Live Christmas Tree After Purchase?

In addition to picking the perfect tree is taking care of it. Tree maintenance isn’t as hard as you think and it’s really just a few easy steps.

When you first pick out a tree, it will be netted for you and placed into your car by Home  Depot to insure the tree isn’t damaged.

If you don’t want to set up your tree right away, be sure to keep it in a nice place away from the wind and that’s unheated, such as a garage.

When it’s finally time to set it up to make it look all pretty, be sure to lay something under it like a sheet or a spread that prevents the tree needles from getting all over your floor. Your tree should also come with a stand to keep in water.

With watering your tree, always make sure that there is water in the stand so it doesn’t dry out. A tree that isn’t watered enough will have dried leaves that will fall off easier. And no one wants a dry tree that doesn’t look fresh on the best day of the month.

For even better assurance that your tree will last, putting a tree preservative in the water will give it that extra healthy glow.

Does Home Depot Sell Artificial Christmas Trees?

Alongside Home Depot’s Christmas tree selection, are their artificial trees. They have many types of artificial trees that can come unlit or pre-lit. They have different size options, as well as different textures of thickness.

They sell boxes of lights of many colors that can be added to their trees, as well as other decorations and ornaments. Read our full guide on the best artificial Christmas Trees from Home Depot here!

Final Thoughts

With Christmas nearing our future, trees are on the top of the list of holiday necessities. Home Depot sells real Christmas trees harvested by local farmers and picked right just for you. With the perfect tree, your Christmas will be the best one yet.

About the Author

Jamie

Jamie is the founder of The Backyard Pros. When he was 15 years old he started working at a garden centre helping people buy plants, gardening products, and lawn care products. He has real estate experience and he is a home owner. Jamie loves backyard projects, refinishing furniture, and enjoys sharing his knowledge online.