A refrigerated container is cruising across the Pacific Ocean as I write this, and in it, 500 Douglas Fir Christmas Trees grown in Oregon scrunched up like sardines wait in the dark until they clear Philippine customs and are unloaded into S&R Price’s refrigerated warehouses. They hope they will find wonderful homes that will care for them in their final weeks of life, as they give great Christmas joy, fragrance and spirit as they dry up and their needles fall off like hair after chemotheraphy. It is the supreme sacrifice, after 7-8 years of growing on some fertile Oregonian field, only to be rudely chopped down, hog-tied and shipped off to some crazed Pacific island nation that starts celebrating the holidays on September 1… Don’t lecture me on killing a tree, I planted over 300 hardwoods this year, and I LIKE my FRESH Christmas tree, not a plastic one. And besides, they are farm raised and only for this purpose.
I kid you not. S&R has sent me an email to give Marketmanila readers a heads up to reserve these trees. There are only 106 trees still available so if you want one RUSH to S&R right now and place a reservation together with a PHP500 fee (applicable to the price of the tree). Here are the details:
Douglas Fir (Oregon)
7-8 feet tall
With plant preservative provided.
PHP 3,499 for the tree
PHP 799.95 for the stand if you need one
Reserve at S&R, with a PHP500 fee.
They are arriving a bit early (next week) for my liking, but I sent someone to reserve one for us anyway, as the smell of a fresh tree alone for 4 weeks before the holidays is good enough for me. Thanks S&R sukis for letting Marketmanila know about this. Now if only they brought in 9 foot Colorado Blue Spruces… :)