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Old 12-06-06, 05:50 PM
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We got one from a tree farm for $35. The place we went keeps them pruned to look like the perfect Christmas tree year round. Trees under 5 feet were $25 and ones over 5 feet- including the 10 footers they had were $35. Pretty cheap for a cut your own
 
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Old 12-07-06, 12:07 AM
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maybe it depends on where you live and the 'abundance' of trees there??
 
Who knows, we paid $30 for our little over 6ft'er cant remember what kind it was (I live in WA you'd think I know my tree's but I SO dont)
 
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Old 12-11-06, 08:44 PM
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I was born and raised in Baltimore and in the burbs where I lived there were a ton of "any tree for $20" lots (including douglas firs). Here in Sacramento I think the cheapest I've found any tree is for $40. Last year we decided to buy a Martha Stewart tree and I think it was $150. Honestly, it looks like a real tree and I was a hard core real tree fan. Yankee Candle has a pine scented candle, so we burn that to give us the real smell.
 
$40/year on a tree was just too much for this frugal girl.
 
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Old 12-13-06, 02:44 AM
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We bought ours at Lowe's and paid about $42 for a 7-8 ft Frasier fur. They were $30 for 6-7 ft Frasiers and less that that for the Douglas, but I avoid them since they drop too many needles IMO and the branches aren't stout enough for some of my ornaments. Turns out the one we bought, even though it was labelled as a 7-8 ft was only 2" shy of being 9' so if you take that into account we got a 8-9' tree for the price of a 7-8'.
 

I really do think a lot of it depends on where you live. If you had the $50 in your budget for the tree don't feel badly that you had to pay that much for it.
 
Just enjoy your tree.
 
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I don't know what kind ours is but so far, this is the best tree we've ever gotten as far as "shedding" is concerned. We have had virtually NO needles to pick up off of the floor!!
 
I'm loving this tree--not picking up 300 needles every day is TOTALLY worth the $50!!!!!!
 
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