Shopping for a Christmas tree can be filled with fun and laughter. What we generally look for is a tree that will fit our home and is affordable.
This year, a tree shortage has increased prices nationwide — but some of the local growers and distributors in the Bay Area have decided to honor their customers by minimizing price increases to five or 10 percent.
That means San Francisco tree lots such as Clancey's on 7th Avenue, and Emerald Forest on Sloat, are quoting prices from as little as $20 to as much as $400, depending on the size and quality of the tree.
To help you navigate your choices, we put together a list of tree lots and farms around the Bay Area. Happy tree hunting!
Official KALW 2017 Christmas-tree shopper's cheat sheet
Google has a massive list of tree farms and lots around the greater Bay Area, loaded with all the mapping and contact details, plus reviews, you expect from the world's largest search engine.
Parents, take note of Red Tricycle's awesome selection of chop-it-yourself Christmas tree farms in the Bay Area.
Time Out San Francisco's list of hot spots for Christmas-tree hunters includes one that rents living trees!
This list from Mommy Nearest breaks down Bay Area Christmas-tree spots according to type. Cut your own? In here. Support a good cause? Also got 'em. Sustainable options? All in here.
... and in case you were wondering WHY trees are more expensive this year, SFGate says we can blame a recession 10 years ago.