Forest Enterprise Scotland is gearing up to open its Tyrebagger sales centre on Monday 30 Nov as the countdown to Christmas 2015 begins in earnest.
Visited by 20,000 people and selling 6500 trees per year, the centre has become a family tradition for many households in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Recreation and Communities forester, Dan Cadle said
It’s always a really busy time of year and the team who keep the centre ticking over love working here.
Christmas is a fantastic time because we get to see the excitement on everyone’s faces – not just the children’s! There’s a real sense that something special is on its way and that people are looking forward to a break at the end of a long year.
Coming to Tyrebagger to pick up your real Christmas tree is one of those big moments, second after starting the advent calendar, that helps build the magic.
And it’s a great place to forget about the craziness of Christmas shopping or trying to track down this year’s must have toy. Come along for a wander in the woods, smell the crisp, freshness of the forest and relax
As well as getting a taster of the holiday mood, you enjoy a hot drink and snack and take your time to choose exactly the right tree for you.
The centre sells Nordmann fir, Norway Spruce and Lodgepole Pine in a range of sizes from 4-12ft. Larger sizes – up to 40ft – can be ordered by pre-ordering with the local team. As well as trees, you can pick up tree stands, pine cones, foliage, and firewood, together with Christmas decorations and this year, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Rooftop Garden appeal will be raffling a car on site.
Staff will be on hand to help you choose the right tree, load it into your car and give advice on how best to look after your real Christmas tree so that you get the most out of it over the festive season.
Tyrebagger Christmas tree sales centre will be open from 30th Nov to 23rd Dec, 9am to 5pm 7 days a week.
From the A96, turn south on the B979, signposted for Kirkton of Skene, between the Dyce and Blackburn roundabouts. The Christmas tree car park, which is only open in December, is opposite the entrance to the second car park.