Knoxville Christmas tree lot giving trees away to needy families

Knoxville Christmas tree lot giving trees away to needy families

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Tennessee Christmas Trees is new to North Knoxville, opening for the first time this year. Tennessee Christmas Trees is new to North Knoxville, opening for the first time this year.
They want to provide the trees free of charge to needy Knoxville families who haven't been able to afford a Christmas tree this year. They want to provide the trees free of charge to needy Knoxville families who haven't been able to afford a Christmas tree this year.
"I want to help families keep the memories going, because I realize having a Christmas tree in your home really makes the holiday season and creates a lot of memories for you and your family," said owner Andrew Edens. "I want to help families keep the memories going, because I realize having a Christmas tree in your home really makes the holiday season and creates a lot of memories for you and your family," said owner Andrew Edens.

By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A local Christmas tree lot is doing its part to spread a little holiday cheer.

Tennessee Christmas Trees is new to North Knoxville, opening for the first time this year.

With Christmas just over a week away now, they're doing all they can to help make sure the families who need it most, get a tree this year.

It's been a busy holiday season at Tennessee Christmas Trees, located on Central Street.

Monday was their final sales day.

"We sold well over 200 trees," said owner Andrew Edens.

Edens says they've had some of the freshest trees around.

"In the tree business, less than two week old trees is very fresh,'' said Edens.

However, the real draw to Christmas tree seekers this year was the fact that every tree on the lot was grown right here in Tennessee. All five varieties came from a farm in Johnson City.

"Tennessee Fraser fir. We have a grand fir which is a more exotic kind. We have concolor fir and also white pine and finally blue spruce," said Edens.

Since sales wrapped up, they have about 25 trees left over, but instead of throwing them away, they're giving them away.

They want to provide the trees free of charge to needy Knoxville families who haven't been able to afford a Christmas tree this year.

"I want to help families keep the memories going, because I realize having a Christmas tree in your home really makes the holiday season and creates a lot of memories for you and your family," said Edens.

Edens says they can't imagine tossing the trees out when they could be bringing Christmas cheer to a local family who just didn't have the means to buy one.

"I grew up with a tree in my house every year, and I know the memories that me and my mom and my family had decorating the tree and putting it up," said Edens.

Interested families are asked to stop by the lot on Wednesday, December 18 from noon until 3 p.m. to pick up one of the trees.

Edens says the remaining trees are still extremely fresh and will last for several more weeks.

Tennessee Christmas Trees is located at 937 North Central Street.

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