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Oh, Christmas Tree
Here are locations around Washington where you can purchase the perfect tree. By Jazelle Hunt
Comments () | Published November 22, 2010

>> The Complete Holiday Guide

Nothing says Christmastime like a resplendent, star-topped evergreen with presents underneath. Whether you have the merriest house on the block or just want that pine-scented homey feeling in your urban apartment, here are a few of the many locations around Washington where you can find the tree that’s right for you. Home Depot and Meadows Farms have lots of locations throughout Washington; click on the name of the store to find the nearest location.

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DC
Frager’s Hardware Store
1115 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Capitol Hill; 202-543-6157
Hours: Monday through Friday 7 to 7, Saturday 7 to 6, Sunday 8 to 5.
Additional services: Baling (the mesh wrap that keeps your tree together), trimming, and securing the tree to your car.

Garden District
1740 14 St., NW, Logan Circle; 202-797-9005
Hours (starting Monday November 29): Monday through Friday 9 to 9, Saturday 9 to 7, Sunday 10 to 6
Additional services: Wreaths and garlands, tree stands, holiday plants, and tree lights for sale; baling, trimming, delivery and home set-up (an additional $25-$55 depending on tree size).

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
600 M St., SW; 202-484-3189
Hours: Thursday and Friday 5 to 8:30, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5.
Additional services: Securing the tree to your car, trimming, home delivery (especially for seniors). Tree stands and wreaths are available.

The Oyster School
2801 Calvert St., NW, Woodley Park; 202-671-6130
Hours: December 4, 5, 11, and 12; 9:30 to 7.
Additional services: Securing the tree to your car.

Santa’s Forest
801 K St., NW, Chinatown; 202-373-8183
Hours: Monday through Wednesday noon to 7, Thursday and Friday noon to 9:30, Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 9:30 PM.
Additional services: Baling, drilling a hole in the tree to accommodate tree stands, and home delivery for a to-be-determined fee. Wreathes, poinsettias, and small tree ornaments are available for purchase.

MARYLAND
North Star Lot (locations in Beltsville and Silver Spring)
11120 Cherry Hill Rd., Beltsville; 301-937-6994
Hours: Monday through Sunday 10 to 10.
Additional services: Baling, trimming, securing the tree to your car, and home delivery (average $25 fee).

2601 Colston Dr. (near East West Hwy. and Grubb Rd.), Silver Spring; 301-937-6994

Hours: Monday through Friday noon to 10, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 10.
Additional services: Baling, trimming, securing the tree to your car, and home delivery (average $25 fee).

Butler’s Orchard
22200 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown; 301-972-3299 (up-to-date recorded message for hours, directions, etc.. Call 301-428-0444 to speak with someone.)

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9:30 to 5:30. Pre cut trees available after Saturday, November 26.
Additional services: Choose-and-cut option, baling and tree shaking (so excess needles don’t end up all over your home), securing the tree to your car.


VIRGINIA
Cedar Forrest Inc.
6501 Little River Tpk., Alexandria; 703-866-9494

Hours: Monday through Sunday 10 to 10
Additional services: Baling, trimming, and securing the tree to your car.

Ticonderoga Farms
26175 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly; 703-327-4424

Hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 9.
Additional services: Baling, trimming, securing the tree to your car. On Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 5, the farm invites families to choose and cut their own trees, as well as enjoy a holiday festival featuring crafts, activities, and breakfast with Santa.

Wolf Trap Nursery

9439 Leesburg Pk., Vienna; 703-759-4244

Hours: Monday through Saturday 8:30 to 6, Sunday 10 to 6.
Additional services: Baling and securing the tree to your car. The nursery also sells balled-and-burlapped trees, which can be replanted after Christmas.

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