CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and people will be rushing to put up their trees pretty soon.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to alter many of our plans and many businesses to close.

However, many Christmas tree farms and sellers are still open for business

While you could pull the same old artificial tree from your attic, there is something special about buying a real tree- especially when you buy it from a local business in or near Bolton.

There are a variety of shapes, sizes and types to choose from to suit all of your personal preferences.

Here is everything you need to know about buying your own real Christmas tree- including where to get it and how to dispose of it afterwards.  

Where to buy a real Christmas tree?

Bolton Christmas Trees
Spindle Point Farm, Moss Ln, Kearsley

(Photo: Facebook/@boltonchristmastrees)

These Christmas trees are grown in over 300 acres of fields in the Scottish Highlands- and then sold on this farm in Bolton.

In terms of variety, there are plenty of trees to choose from, including the popular Premium Nordman Fir, the Norway Spruce and the Korean Fir.

With these trees, no apartment is too small as there are trees in a variety of sizes, from small potted trees right up to 16ft giants.

(Photo: Facebook/@boltonchristmastrees)

A representiative for the company said: "We believe we are the best Christmas tree farm in the North West as we always go the extra mile for our customers.

"We have a vast range of trees - nordman fir, fraser fir, lodgepole pine, korean fir, noble fir, norway spruce and pot grown trees from 3-4ft up to 40ft." 

You can buy your tree online if you live locally and if you live further afield, call 01204 864800.

Alternatively, you can pick up your Christmas tree in person in order to get the full festive experience.

The farm opens this Saturday (28th November) all the way through until December 23.

However, government guidelines and social distancing measures will still be in operation.

Paul Haley Christmas Trees
Pines Farm, Bolton BL2 4JP

(Facebook: @paulhaleychristmastrees )

Thisfamily-run business has been in operation for more than 40 years and they are the go-to Christmas tree company for many people in Bolton and beyond.

The company recommend you measure your space before you buy the Christmas tree as the last thing you want is an oversized tree that won’t fit.

(Facebook: @paulhaleychristmastrees )

Paul Haley Christmas Tree is open from this Saturday (28 November) and social distancing measures will be in place.

While the company can’t give out free hot chocolate or mince pies, customers will be able to visit the famous ‘Christmas present bazaar’ and pick a free gift with every tree purchased.

For more information or to order your Christmas tree online, visit the Paul Haley website.

If you don’t want to browse the farm and choose your own tree, there is the option for Christmas tree delivery and even a click and collect option.

Jordan’s Fresh Cut Christmas Trees

This Is Lancashire: Would you buy a real tree from here? (Photo: Jordan's Fresh Cut Christmas Tree)Would you buy a real tree from here? (Photo: Jordan's Fresh Cut Christmas Tree)
Where: The Christmas Tree Site, Waterfold Lane, Heap Bridge, Bury, BL9 7JY.

This Christmas tree site is just 20 minutes away from Bolton and they stock some lovely trees. 

These are the type of cut trees available:

Fraser Fir size from 150cm – 225cms
Norway spruce size from 250cm – 370cm

Scots pine size from 150cm – 225cm

Nordman fir from 100cm – 480cm

There is also a pot grown Nordman fir which is only 125-150cm tall.

All trees are netted free of charge and there is the option for trees to be delivered.

A representative of the company say they are doing everything possible to make sure the area is Covid safe while it is open.

This Christmas tree company is open right now, so start planning your festive trip.

For more information then contact Jordan’s Fresh Cut Christmas Trees.

How to dispose of your Christmas Tree

Once the season’s merriment is over, it’s time to dispose of your Christmas tree.

However, instead of fly tipping there are plenty of ways to dispose of your tree.

You could chop it up and place it in your green bin.

You can also contact Bolton Council to come and collect your tree and recycle it.

Will you be buying a real Christmas tree this year? Let us know in the comments.