Today was the day that my Sweetheart decided that we go out and get our Christmas tree. Even though we have a beautiful artificial tree, she decided that this year we needed a live tree. So out on the road we go.
First stop was the Como Lake Garden Centre on Clark Road and Como Lake Ave along the Burnaby/Coquitlam border. They have beautiful trees; the most beautiful tree they have on their lot is the Alpine Spruce tree.
The fact that I’m guessing each tree is probably 200 years old doesn’t seem to matter, they are gorgeous. And $60 each.
$60 for a tree that within a month I am going to be firing over the back fence into the neighbour’s yard? I don’t think so.
Me being the more thrifty person in the family, I said we could just drive up Burnaby Mountain, wander off the beaten track and I could cut down a beauty of a tree for our family.
So I suited up in my Carhartt bib overalls, slipped into my steel toe boots, donned my hard hat, protective ear covering and got at it.
Did you know that it is a criminal offense to cut down a tree on public land?