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Fresh Christmas trees sale in Poland


pigsy 7 | 305
14 Dec 2014 #1
I have never seen fresh christmas trees sold in Poland.In usa they expect to sell around 33 mil trees this xmas so average around 1 tree for 10 people,I wonder if they do sell in Poland whats the average?Its a multi bil $ business here,and someone I met just works 1 month and makes money for whole year to live off it.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
14 Dec 2014 #2
I have never seen fresh christmas trees sold in Poland.

That's very strange, because everybody buys one for Christmas.

google.com/search?q=sprzeda%C5%BC+choinek
OP pigsy 7 | 305
14 Dec 2014 #3
I know everyone does but in flats ive mostly seen are artificial ones,I have never spent xmas in Poland but just wondering if I have to next year where to find one as in decenber i never saw them being sold at OBI,or street corners or supermarket parking lots in warsaw. Thanks though.

Oh just checked obi.pl they sell for 69.99 but wonder if its real or made in china stuff.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
14 Dec 2014 #4
They sell both types, but I thought that plastic are out of fashion.
Dougpol1 32 | 3,296
14 Dec 2014 #5
I have never seen fresh christmas trees sold in Poland

Neither have I Pigsy. They are never fresh. :(

If you want a real Christmas tree - a fir (swierk) you either have to go to a farmer and ask for one - or steal one out of the state forest.

The other type of real trees are not Christmas trees - the only real Christmas tree is Swierk - end of....... anyway they are really expensive - and look - well - not the real thing ....

The firs on offer at the markets and stores everywhere lose their needles whatever you do - including the trick of cutting the base to allow the tree to drink.

Also the trees are cut to near the lowest branch.

All in all it is really really difficult to get a good tree and at upwards of 100 zl for a good fir it's a bloody cheeky when you get a dead tree that's been sitting in some holding centre for 3 weeks :(

Nobody complains and so it goes on, year after year...........
pam
14 Dec 2014 #6
or steal one out of the state forest.

Sounds terrible but that's exactly where the tree came from when I spent Xmas in Poland with friends. There was a large forest directly behind their house which I have to presume was state forest. It was cut down and brought into the house on Christmas Eve.
Dougpol1 32 | 3,296
14 Dec 2014 #7
Again America leads. What a great idea. Cut your own tree from the forest. 5 dollars. Instead of this farmed rubbish that we get in Poland that as I said, is cut too high, and is dead by the time that it gets to the buyer, and so at 100 zlotys a complete and utter disaster.

dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2871123/Christmas-tree-shopping-Cost-vs-convenience.html
OP pigsy 7 | 305
15 Dec 2014 #8
Cutting trees in Poland is illegal penalised by heavy fines my wife says her father did it though.And yes we do go to the farm in usa and pay 5 bucks but they cut and wrap it for us and put on the truck for us and 2 bucks tip for the guy(if im not tipsy otherwise is 10 bucks if he is nice).

Umm plastic trees are still around in Poland I saw guess cuz people use it in flatsand also in states in walmart I saw other day also,the fresh trees available in usa are usually between 5 to 6feet or 6 to 7,we prefer 5to6 easy to decorate:)

Again America leads

ALWAYS:)))))))
gumishu 11 | 5,324
15 Dec 2014 #9
a fir (swierk)

Poles typically don't have firs for Christmass trees - świerk is spruce - spruce is more aromatic from what I can tell - having said that we didn't have fresh Christmass tree in years though we live in a forest
Roger5 1 | 1,458
15 Dec 2014 #10
We're using a huge sprig of mistletoe as our yule greenery this year. Who says you have to sacrifice a tree every year? I think they look better in the ground.
johnny reb 24 | 4,765
15 Dec 2014 #11
And yes we do go to the farm in usa and pay 5 bucks but they cut and wrap it for us and put on the truck for us

In what State do you live in that trees are $5 ? Where I live to do what you said would run about $25 or more.
I like Roger5 idea much better.
I take that $25 and get a bottle of Christmas cheer with it instead. (Johnny Walker Red)
Couple of toddy's and casually herd her under the mistletoe. :-)
I have never understood though why non believers celebrate Christ's birthday.
Jesus is the reason for the season.
OP pigsy 7 | 305
15 Dec 2014 #12
bartlettinn.com/cut-your-own-christmas-tree-for-5-bucks-in-new-hampshire

And non beleivers celebrate xmas for PRESENTS:D
Roger5 1 | 1,458
15 Dec 2014 #13
We don't. We have a midwinter festival, the origins of which go back much further than Christianity, and which the early church appropriated for its own uses (as it did with easter). I thought everyone knew that.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,881
15 Dec 2014 #14
Jesus is the reason for the season.

not really, there has been a pagan festival on that date for far longer, thus all the greenery and feasting, drinkin etc
johnny reb 24 | 4,765
15 Dec 2014 #15
I thought everyone knew that.

Then what do the pagans put on the top of their Christmas trees ?

We don't. We have a midwinter festival

Is that what the pagan festival is called, the mid winter festival ?
As for us believers, Jesus is the reason for the season.
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
15 Dec 2014 #16
Is that what the pagan festival is called

I think it was called Saturnalia by the Romans but the original mid winter festival pre-dated the Romans. Saturnus was the God of Seed and Sowing so:

Then what do the pagans put on the top of their Christmas trees ?

presumably they put a loaf of bread on top (in the absence of a virgin who are in short supply in the pagan heartlands of Toxteth and Croxteth)
Roger5 1 | 1,458
15 Dec 2014 #17
A Russian girlfriend gave me Stalin-era tree decoration, a pioneer boy. He gets his chance to sit atop the greenery for a couple of weeks every year at yuletide.
johnny reb 24 | 4,765
16 Dec 2014 #18
Thank you szarlotka and Roger5 for your explaining to me.
Would you like to see how they load Christmas trees in the U.S.A. ?

youtu.be/08K_aEajzNA
Roger5 1 | 1,458
16 Dec 2014 #19
Very impressive. I bet that chopper pilot is a single guy with no kids.
OP pigsy 7 | 305
16 Dec 2014 #20
or have heavy life insurance,and a legal chopper pilot license.


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