In Clinton Hill proper, I've located two xmas tree lots and one location to buy other xmas-related plant stuff. I visited all three this weekend to check on prices, quality and offerings: 1. Clinton Ave at Lafayette, in front of Cadman Church:
The overall selection here is very good. I usually visit this lot since it's closest to me, and because they often offer a variety of tree types. This is the only lot in the area that I've seen white pine/scotch pine longer-needle trees.
They have all sizes, and the trees are very robust.
It's not cheap, however. These babies are priced at $10/foot. If you have a fancy brownstone apartment and are looking to wow, this might be your best bet.
Also selling: wreaths, holiday berry bunches, maple syrup, pine branch bunches
2. Myrtle Ave between Washington and Hall:
The tree selection is large, but not as high quality as lot #1. However, the lot has a large staff on hand and is offering free local delivery! If you're looking for a tree with a little more "character," this is your place. They even have a few "Charlie Brown" style pines. Plus, you can't beat the price (ranging from $10-70). Due to the economic climate, I gave this one a try this year (even though it's a much farther walk -- though I suppose I could have asked for delivery!). I was able to pick up a fairly tall tree (6+ feet) for just $30! It's not as big around, but it fits nicely in the corner of my apartment.
Also selling: wreaths
3. Root Stock & Quade, Myrtle between Washington and Hall:
Don't want to deal with the hassle of getting a tree, or don't have the room? Root Stock & Quade is offering lots of holiday goodies for the home. Pine bunches in a variety of types will provide delicious seasonal scents, and pine garland ($12/yard) will look lovely draped on the mantle.
Also available are mini poinsettias ($6) and mini potted pine trees ($12). Plus, being potted, they can last for months or years (provided you can keep them alive).
Also selling: tree ornaments and pine-scented candles
Tree locations outside CH boundaries:
- Tree lot on Fulton near BAM Harvey Theater (Fort Greene)
- Home Depot on DeKalb just past Bedford (Bed-Stuy)
Any more to report?