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Holiday Availability

This year Mann’s Landscape will be offering a wide selection of fresh cut Christmas trees including Balsam Fir, Canann Fir and Frasier Fir. Live potted trees will also be available.

Fresh garland/roping, custom wreaths and swags, fresh boughs for decorating and other seasonal items will also be available. Custom orders are now being taken for wreaths and arrangements. Stop by and check out our selection, or to discuss your specific needs.

Mann’s Open House

Our Holiday Open House will be Saturday, December 9, and Sunday December 10, 2006.  Stop by for a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate and some snacks while you shop for your tree, wreath or other holiday decorations.  We will have special discounts on items during this weekend.

Holiday Classes

We are offering our popular holiday hands-on classes again this year. Home-made wreaths and arrangements are easy and fun to make, and provide for a fun evening for yourself or with a friend.  If you have a minimum of 5 people, you can schedule a class on a day or time that may better fit your schedule.  Bringing a pair of pruners is recommended, but not required.

Mixed Evergreen Wreath- create a beautiful fresh wreath with your choice of accessories and bow

Wednesday, December 6th  6:30-8pm  cost:$25.00*

Holiday Arrangement- Elegant or simple, create a centerpiece for your home with matching accessories and flowers

Thursday, December 21st 6:30-8pm  cost:$25.00*

*classes must be pre-paid and are non refundable

Ask Olivia

Dear Olivia,

My Parents are so busy all the time! It seems like the holidays take them by surprise every year.  My mom announced that she and my dad decided to get a fake Christmas tree to save time and money.  Plus she said it will be better for the environment since we won’t be encouraging the cutting down of trees.  I love that fresh tree smell and I love the time that my family spends together picking out the tree. Help!

Dear Friend,

As I am approaching my second birthday, my mommy and daddy keep telling me that time is flying by so fast, and that I am growing up right before their eyes.  Parent’s can get very stressed by their busy schedules, and holiday times can be extra hectic, so I understand why your parents might look for options to maximize their time together, and minimize stress. 

I would plead your case to your parents and gently remind them that purchasing Christmas trees are very friendly for the environment.  Christmas trees are a renewable resource, and in the process of growing each year, they remove lots of pollution from the air, and replace it with clean oxygen we need to breathe and live. Trees can be recycled and they support the Michigan economy.

Michigan is one of the top growers of Christmas trees in the United States. Our Fresh cut trees come from Allegan.

As far as spending time together picking out a tree, if you don’t get your way this year, don’t despair.  There are other ways that your family can create holiday traditions together, and maybe you can convince your parents to buy a fresh wreath so that you can get that great evergreen smell in your home.

Ok friends, signing off until spring, look for a new addition to my column where I will be featuring my sister and field reporter, Madilyn.


For more information about the production of Christmas trees, visit these websites:

Michigan Christmas Tree Growers Association    www.mcta.org

National Christmas Tree Growers Association  www.christmastree.org