You could travel far and wide, venturing to actual Christmas Tree farms in the hinterlands. But the Piedmont Boy Scouts and local nurseries make holiday decorations much easier.
For traditional cut trees, head over to the Boy Scout lot on 890 Moraga Avenue (map). The scouts will be at your service on Monday-Thursday, 4:00-8:00pm; Friday, 1:30-9:00pm; and weekends, 9:00am-9:00pm through December 23rd.
The Piedmont scouts have organized this tree lot for the past 40 years, and it’s become a local tradition for both scouts and their neighbors. Even KCBS News Reporter Mark Seelig reported on the action, just a few days ago (listen to MP3).
Maybe a cut tree isn’t your thing? No worries, as our local nurseries have other options available for holiday decorations. Make a quick visit to Thornhill Nursery (map, site, reviews) or Broadway Terrace Nursery (map, reviews) instead. I reached both places today and they are stocked with plenty of wreaths, garlands and swags now.
In addition, Thornhill Nursery can provide live Christmas trees for an eco-friendly twist. They offer a nice selection of redwood trees for you to decorate and appreciate all year round, in five, seven and 15 gallon containers – which roughly equate to five, six and eight-nine footers.
The Broadway Terrace folks mentioned their supply of beautiful flowering plants, including poinsettias, cyclamens, amaryllis and even hand-selected orchids that won’t bankrupt you. This nursery sells interior decorations, too.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, our hillside homes look good with extra dose of greenery this time of year. It’s worth sprucing up, if you pardon the pun.