Coates Christmas Trees
17225 SE Green Valley Rd
Auburn, WA 98092
CLOSED - SOLD OUT
OPEN Mon thru Fri: 10am to 5pm
Sat & Sun: 9am to 5pm
Santa Hours: November 24, 25, 26 and December 2, 3, 9, 10 From 10am to 4pm
U-Cut Tree Pricing
ONE PRICE FOR ALL TREE SIZES
*We are Pet Friendly as long as they are on a leash.
*Located 4 miles from the old Neeley Mansion on the right side of the road.
It’s that time of year again, the holidays are coming up and it’s time to start contemplating the to-do lists. If you’re like most people, the holidays include Thanksgiving, and head right into Christmas. With all the planning that will go into preparing for the holiday season, it’s not a bad idea to get going now. Among one of the family favorites that you will feel better having crossed off your to-do list is knowing where to get your family Christmas Tree. There are many options of where to go, the one to bear in mind is Coates Christmas Trees, U-Cut Christmas Trees serving Des Moines WA.
Locating a local farm like Coates Christmas Trees, may feel like discovering that little piece home that you either had forgotten about or always wish you had. Christmas tree farms are a great place to start family traditions and build lasting family memories. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life there is something magical about going outside and looking for that perfect tree. Not the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, but you know the one, the one where you look at it and it’s almost like there is a spot light shinning down on it saying “take me.” This is the one where your Christmas memories will be created around.
One of the nicest things about Coates Christmas Trees, a Christmas Tree Farm serving the Des Moines WA area, is that you get to select your very own tree and you KNOW it is fresh. You can walk around the trees, take a good look, feel and smell to select what you really would like in your house this Christmas. You see how the tree looks while it is still standing, the spread of its twigs, its shape and the thickness of the foliage.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN CHOOSING YOUR TREE:
- Size: stick to the size you made a decision on. A tree often looks more compact out in the open and it seems to grow the moment you get it into your house!
- pick a tree whose branches are strong enough to take the weight of your decorations.
- Some trees have sharp needles, this could be a factor if you have tiny children or pets.
- Evaluate the height of the container you are intending to use for the tree
- You need to check your house and decide where you want the tree to stand
- Determine the height of your ceiling
- Decide what ornament you want to use as a tree topper and determine its height.
- Do some quick arithmetic. Your tree should be the height of your ceiling minus the height of your container, minus the tree topper decoration and minus about 6-10 inches so your tree does not brush against your ceiling.
- Consider the girth of the tree and verify how far the divisions can reach sideways without employing all the space in your room. It is best to actually evaluate the space accessible so you can be sure.
- Make a note of how many sides of your tree will be on display (sometimes a tree is placed in a corner where only two sides are really showed. This will influence which tree you opt for.
- Verify the weight of the ornaments you intend to use to decorate your tree.
- Take note of all these points.
Make the actual tree cutting encounter a fun family outing. Bring your notes, a tape measure and a saw when you go to get the tree.
Most Christmas trees are lightly sheared to make them easier to decorate and more symmetrical.
Two of the most common trees are the Douglas Fir and the Noble Fir, but there are many other varieties.
The Douglas Fir has soft needles and a distinct spear shape. The needles are medium length, dark green-blue in color and radiate in all directions from the branch. The fragrance is a bit like citrus. The needles hold well and the twigs are medium strength.
The Noble Fir is also very common. It is beautifully symmetrical and has short stiff needles. The blue-green needles sometimes seem silver. The needles grow upwards leaving the underside of the twigs exposed. The needles hold well.
CARE OF YOUR TREE
As soon as you get home, cut a quarter of an inch off the bottom of the tree and stand the tree in water. This is essential to keep the tree fresh. A tree will drink about a gallon of water a day. A fresh tree will keep its moisture, will not easily shed needles and will maintain its fragrance so you can enjoy it for longer.