A real Kiwi Christmas Tree

Seeing as Christmas is only six days away I have jumped forward from my Tasmanian holiday posts to bring you our Kiwi Christmas tree expedition. I will finish the Tassy posts following this one.

A few days ago it was decided that a Christmas tree was needed for my parents place where we are currently spending four weeks of our holiday.

Nothing beats the feeling of going out as a family to personally choose, fell, transport and decorate your very own Christmas tree.

Lucky for us my parents have a pine plantation just over the river which made it the obvious choice for us all to travel to to help locate a very large and bushy tree!

The kids loved the ride in the trailer.

The kids loved the ride in the trailer.

I have a funny feeling that my old man enjoyed himself as well.

I have a funny feeling that my old man enjoyed himself as well.

In case there are a few crazy greenies reading, the tree we felled was from a plantation and because of space restrictions it had to come down anyway.

In case there are a few crazy greenies reading, the tree we felled was from a plantation and because of space restrictions it had to come down anyway.


Taking a bit from the top we loaded up the trailer and headed for home.

Taking a bit from the top we loaded up the trailer and headed for home.

While Dad and I were lugging it up the stairs and tying it into place Ariya was bust going through the decorations that Grandma had brought out of storage.

While Dad and I were lugging it up the stairs and tying it into place Ariya was busy going through the decorations that Grandma had brought out of storage.

Then the decorating began.

Then the decorating began.

A ladder was in demand for most of the process.

A ladder was in demand for most of the process.

Marisah with the all important Christmas star.

Marisah with the all important Christmas star.

Decorating is a serious business ...

Decorating is a serious business …

… but not without smiles

… but not without smiles

The finished product!

The finished product!


4 Responses to A real Kiwi Christmas Tree

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  2. oh la la! Looks great. Good job girls!! I bet it smells fantastic as well.

  3. ahh the smell of fresh pine or fir. not sure if there is an distinct smell from the artificial tree i have but it probably is best described as the smell of moth balls with a hint of roach. Happy Holidays.

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