Wallyhood welcomes a small passel of new sponsors. We’re grateful for their support.
Paris Hebert asked us to let you know that he will once again be selling Christmas trees at the Old Chubby and Tubby lot at 7906 Aurora Ave N. and is offering Wallyhood and My Green Lake readers 10% off his trees, just mention this offer.
Like most of our sponsors, Paris is a local:
I grew up in Wallingford around 45th and Stone Way. I went to St. Benedicts, O’Dea High School and UW. I have stayed busy selling ice cream on Greenlake and Wallingford streets for the past five summers. Christmas Trees is my other seasonal business. [...]
The tree lovers that live in the northwest get trees that are cut only hours before they arrive at the lot. In October, I travel to Sublimity [Oregon] where I climb into my farmer’s pickup truck and start traversing steep gravel roads in the foothills of the Cascades. I tell him the kind of noble firs my customers in Seattle prefer: the layered, full perfectly shaped trees that have just enough air inside to clearly see the trunk and plenty of space for ornaments to hang. He takes me to special plots of Nobles and I walk the field tagging the trees that look just right. They are hand-selected by myself, not clear cut.Just 15 hours before the trees arrive on my lot, they are cut on the hillside, laid in a net fifty at a time and flown by helicopter to the staging area where the final steps take place. Here they are put on machines that shake all the excess needle out of the tree, run them through a tree bailer, then place them on a conveyer belt where they join several hundred other trees in a truck for their journey to Seattle. In Seattle, they are carefully unloaded at my lot and displayed so customers can clearly see how beautiful they are.
I am extremely impressed by the quality of the trees this year. Last year my trees were a little too bushy but this year they are full but have the perfectly shaped layered look with plenty of room between the branches for ornaments.
My Christmas tree lot offers delivery and sells the “Worlds Best Tree Stand”. This year we are also offering seasoned firewood to warm up a home for Christmas.