LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - One of the best family traditions that comes along with Christmas is picking out the perfect tree. Several lots around South Georgia have trees and are open for business with Thanksgiving now in the rearview mirror.
The Busy Elves Christmas Tree farm in Leesburg has been growing their trees all year. The farm has 4 varieties of homegrown trees if you want to cut down your own. but they also have two other varieties delivered from North Carolina and south Georgia.
The farm's owner, Joedy Putnal, says the fraser firs, which are your typical Christmas trees, are cut two days before they get to the farm off US 82 so they're guaranteed to be fresh.
Farm workers shape the trees twice a year to make sure they have the perfect look for you and your family this holiday season. Those trees range in price based off of the height, width, and characteristics of the tree.
Owner Joedy Putnal individually prices each and every one of them.
"We have trees that smell good, has a lot of aroma and we have some that has very little, we have some that are real dark and we have some that are light. And we have the Fraser Firs from North Carolina that can't be grown here," said Putnal.
When you get home with your tree, make sure you keep it away from vents and fire places so that it doesn't become a catalyst for a house fire.
They've been open for about a week now, but things are starting to pick up as schools and other groups start cycling through.
"We'll have people coming out I think several have already scheduled schools that have been coming out. I have animals; I have peacocks; I have llamas and I have goats and all sorts of chickens and turkeys for them to see," said Putnal.
The farm is open 7 days a week--Monday through Saturday from 10:30 AM to 7 PM, and Sunday from 12:30-5:30. There website can be found