Christmas trees now from Oberon, Hub or home delivered
As announced in last week’s newsletter, we will be selling Christmas trees this year – but instead of Duffy’s Forest (who may be short on trees this year), we will be getting them from Oberon instead. Oberon is a small town with some big broccoli growers, as well as the home of Merlino’s Christmas trees. They grow the Monterey variety which is known for straightness and uniformity. Provided they are regularly watered, they keep for 4 weeks.
For every tree sold, Merlino’s plants 2 new trees. Once they reach maturity, they absorb CO2 and help to reduce carbon levels.
A better deal
Because of the lower land cost of Oberon (compared with Duffy’s Forest), the trees end up quite a bit cheaper – and because we now offer both delivery options (Hub pick-up vs home delivery), the cost reduction is pretty significant. Hub pick-up is now viable because each tree is wrapped in netting which means it’s easier to handle and will drop fewer needles.
In early January, you can have your tree picked up for recycling into mulch. This option costs $15, and prevents your tree from ending up in landfill. Mulching (compared with burning) will significantly reduce the release of CO2 into the atmosphere.
And last but not least, we now also offer a Live Tree option in a pot so you can enjoy your Christmas tree for many years to come (provided you look after it).
And remember: $5 of every tree sold is donated to the Salvos at Ivanhoe to pay for the Christmas dinner for the residents of Ivanhoe, as well as toys for their kids.
So here is the revised deal:
STAND $40. We also offer a sturdy stand for $40. All prices include GST.
If you’ve missed the order cut-off, you can email your order firstname.lastname@example.org by noon the day prior to your Hub delivery.