Dallas, Texas – It should still be possible to take your family on the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree in 2020 — and to do it safely, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen across the region.
Did you know that at least 25 million real Christmas trees are purchased each year across America, and currently, 350 million are growing in all 50 U.S. states? And despite these unprecedented times, the tree market is still up and running this year. Christmas tree lots and choose-and-cut farms nationwide are taking precautions amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to ensure patrons can take home a tree with minimal health and safety risk.
In fact, the National Christmas Tree Association has developed a special guide with recommendations and best practices for Christmas tree sellers to follow. Sellers are advised to frequently sanitize items such as hand saws and tree cart handles, as well as countertops, restrooms and other areas. An onsite “COVID-19 coordinator” and personal protective equipment for employees are also being encouraged.
“It is likely that Christmas will have a greater significance for many in 2020 as we seek to offset the disruption of normalcy from COVID-19 with a family-oriented holiday experience,” the association said on its website. “However, shopping for a Christmas tree, the iconic centerpiece of the holiday, will be a different experience this year as the risks from COVID-19 must be taken seriously.”
Is a real Christmas tree is on your wish list this year? Here’s a selection of great tree farms in the Dallas area.
- Trow Tree Farms
- Patton Christmas Trees
- Savvy’s Christmas Trees
- Flower Mound Christmas Tree Farm
- North Pole Farms Christmas Trees
- Moomey Christmas Trees
- Fossil Creek Tree Farm & Nursery
- Marshmallow Mountain Christmas Trees – Temp. CLOSED