CHRISTMAS isn’t going to be quite the same this year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

We have been forced to alter out plans and many businesses have closed their doors for the November lockdown.

However, many real Christmas tree farms and sellers are still open for business

While you could pull the same old artificial tree from your attic, there is something special about buying a real tree- especially when you buy it from a local business in Cumbria.

There are a variety of shapes, sizes and types to choose from to suit all of your personal preferences.

Here are the best places in North and West Cumbria to buy your own Christmas tree- as well as some advice on how to dispose of it afterwards.  

Where can I buy a real Christmas tree in Cumbria?

Holebeck Farm Christmas Trees
 Holebeck Farm Frizington, Cleator Moor, CA25 5HJ

(Facebook/@ HolebeckFarmCumbria)

There are some beautiful trees available at Holebeck Farm.

A representative for the company said their Nordmanns are their best selling family trees, but there are plenty of other options available too.

Prices range anywhere from £25-£100 plus- and they even sell ‘show stopper’ trees to companies and businesses looking to wow people this Christmas.

However, if you are just looking for an ordinary family tree, you are looking at a price of around £45.

(Facebook/@ HolebeckFarmCumbria)

A company representative said: “We are a local farm tucked away in West Cumbria- we aren’t a massive national company.

“When you buy our produce or Christmas trees, you’re helping a local and small company.”

Holebeck Farm have taken every measure to ensure customers are safe this year.

They added: “Normally we would operate from one barn but this year we are operating from two just to give us some more space.

“We also have more trees outside and hand sanitsing stations around the area.”

Moorhouse Christmas Trees
Low Moorhouse Farm, Moorhouse Carlisle

(Facebook/ @xmastreesmoorhouse )

This farm sells freshly cut Nordmann Firs in sizes from 4ft up to 15ft.

All trees, no matter their size, are £30 each.

To help with social distancing, the trees at this farm have been spaced out so you can view them safely

Alternatively, they can select a tree to be delivered to you if you live in the Carlisle area; delivery is available on request and will cost an additional £5.  

They will be open every weekend from this Saturday (28 November) until Sunday 20th December between 8.30am- 5pm.

They will also be opening evenings on Wednesday 2nd, 9th and 16th December and Friday 4th, 11th and 18th December, from 3pm-6pm.

Find our more on their Facebook page.

Mapa Trees Carlisle
Carlisle CA4 8NL


If you need a tree for retail and commercial purposes, then Mapa Trees in Carlisle is the perfect place for you to go.

A representiative of the company said they sell a variety of trees, including the classic Norway Spruce and the Nordmann Fir, which are ‘no needle drop trees.

They added: “When you visit our farm, you can walk among the trees and choose the perfect tree for yourself”.

Prices for a 6ft tree start from £30 and increase or decrease by £5 as you go up or down a size.

Discover more about the trees on their website.

How to dispose of your Christmas Tree

Once the season’s merriment is over, it’s time to dispose of your Christmas tree.

However, instead of fly tipping there are plenty of ways to dispose of your tree.

You could chop it up and place it in your green bin.

You can also take your Christmas tree to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre for recycling.

Your Christmas tree can also be recycled via your kerbside green waste collection service if you have one available.


Will you be buying a real Christmas tree this year? Let us know in the comments.