’Tis the season for perfect tree picking - Metro US

’Tis the season for perfect tree picking

It’s not quite December yet but Calgarians might notice Christmas tree lots popping up across the city.

Whether it’s an impulse buy or a family tradition, people are already buying holiday trees according to seller Cody Grant.

“It’s already steady but next weekend will get really busy. Lots of families and kids,” Grant said from the Heritage and Macleod location.

Grant said there are 10 different types of trees ranging between four to 14 feet tall.

“But the most popular tree is the Nova Scotia, I think because they smell the best and they are really full trees,” Grant said, adding there are six lots across the four quadrants of the city.

While some people might think it’s too early to buy Christmas trees, some partake in family traditions even before the snow hits the ground.

Nick Alexander, his sister and his parents travel together outside of the city and cut down their own Christmas tree every year at the end of November.

“It’s just something we do together and we decorate it and have it all ready to go by December, with or without snow,” he said of their seven-foot trophy.

“I think it just became a nice family tradition and something we can do together, from driving there all the way to cutting it down and decorating it.”

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