Dear Crabby, Is there a Christmas Tree Shortage this Year?

Dear Crabby, With the Pandemic, Supply Chain Problems, and a Labor Shortage, I was Wondering, will there be a Christmas Tree Shortage as well? Sincerely, Douglas Noble Dear Douglas, Well, my neighbors still have lots of good size evergreen trees that may work well for you. Not to mention, the local parks are pretty well stocked. While that option may lead to spending the holiday in the slammer, it's still an option ... just saying. But if you're the type of person to follow … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Color Should Christmas Trees Be?

Dear Crabby, Recently, some folks were up-in-arms over the red Christmas trees the First Lady Melania Trump used to decorate the White House. So, I was wondering if you thought different colored Christmas trees are fine or if they should always be green? Thanks! Flora Foliage Dear Flora Foliage, I seem to recall reading about the hullabaloo over the White House Christmas trees. But I guess when you’re leading a country of over 300 million people, you ain’t gonna please everyone. … [Read more...]

Hills offers Christmas tree disposal options

Residents of Rochester Hills may dispose of natural Christmas trees by dropping them off at the Clinton River Watershed Council (formerly the Environmental Education Center) on Saturday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 7, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 1 and 8 from noon to 4 p.m. The Clinton River Watershed Council is located at 1115 W. Avon Road, just east of city hall. Residents may drop off only during the dates and times specified and only designated area. Any other disposal at or near the … [Read more...]