HAVE you put up your Christmas tree yet?

If not, there is plenty of time to order your very own real tree, even during lockdown.

The government has deemed Christmas tree sellers to be essential businesses and many were allowed to open last Saturday (21 November).

There is something special about buying a real tree- especially when you buy yours from a local business.

Best of all, each tree is unique so you are bound to find a tree that adheres to your personal preferences.

Here are some fantastic places in and around Bradford to buy your own real Christmas tree- as well as some advice about how to dispose of it afterwards.

Whiteley’s Farm
Where: Houghside Road, Pudsey, Leeds.

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This farm is 20 minute drive from Bradford- but it is worth the journey if you want a variety of trees to choose from.

The trees are priced at £6, £7 and £7.50 per foot, depending on the type of tree you opt for.

A representative of the team said their field is large enough for social distancing and they are operating on a one in one out system when paying for the tree.

They added:  “People should pick a tree with us as we are a small, local, friendly, independent family run business.

“We are part of many people’s Christmas traditions and have some families have been coming to us for their trees for over 20 years.”

They will be open every day from now until Christmas Eve.

Find out more on the company website.

Tong Garden Centre
Where: Tong Garden Centre, Tong Lane, Bradford, BD40RY

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Garden centres have been allowed to remain open during this November lockdown- and some of them sell some beautiful real trees.

There are a variety of stunning trees to choose from at Tong Garden Centre, including Nordmann Firs, Norway Spruces and Fraser Firs.

The garden centre also sells some pot-grown trees which can be re-planted in your back garden once the season’s festivities are over.

If you want to visit, here are the updated opening hours for the garden centre:

Monday - Friday: 9am to 7pm (until 18/12)

Saturday: 9am to 5.30pm

Sunday: 9.30am to 4pm (tills open at 10am)

Nord Green Nurseries
Nordgreen Nurseries, Leeds Road, Halifax

Nord Green Nurseries are attempting to bring some festive cheer to this difficult year. They are located about 20 minutes away from Bradford in Halifax and have some wonderful trees to offer.

This year, every tree is premium grade and British grown. They have been cut later to ensure they remain green and fresh for longer.

The majority of the popular Nordmanns are grown in Yorkshire and the majority of the other trees are sourced from Herefordshire.

Prices range from £30-£130, depending on the size and style of tree you want.

(Photo: Facebook/Nord Green Nurseries)

Along with trees, the company also sell handmade wreaths to adorn your front door and pot grow trees to re-plant after the season is over.

Excitingly, the company also sell Christmas tree reindeers, which range from £25-£55.

Discover more on the company website.

Hawkcliffe Farm Christmas Trees
Hawkcliffe Farm, Keighley Road, Steeton, Keighley

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If you are desperate for a real Christmas tree but are concerned about social distancing, Hawkcliffe Farm in Keighley offer the perfect solution.

They have a drive thru system in operation this year, which offers the “safest possible way” to purchase your tree this year.

You pick which tree you would like from your car and the company will take care of the rest.

There are some beautiful Nordmann Fir trees available at this farm, along with wreaths and pot grown trees.

Visit the website to pre-order your tree or find out more details.

Horsforth Pick Your Own
W End Ln, Horsforth, Leeds

If you are looking for a quality, Yorkshire grown tree to sit in your living room, then you need to visit Horsforth’s in Leeds.

They sell Nordmann Fir trees, which are renowned for retaining their needles well.

These trees are grown by the 2020 champion grower and prices for the trees range from £25-£50.

From today (27 November) Horsforths are open 10am-4pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday up until Christmas.

Find out more online.

How to dispose of your Christmas Tree

Once the season’s merriment is over, it’s time to dispose of your Christmas tree.

However, instead of fly tipping there are plenty of ways to dispose of your tree.

You could chop it up and place it in your green bin.

Another option is to take it to your local recycling centre

Are you planning to buy a real Christmas tree this year? Let us know in the comments.