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11 of the best places to buy a real Christmas tree in Wales; Yes, we known it's November still, but trust us - you aren't going to want to get to Christmas Eve before realising round-up of some great places where you can cut down your own Christmas tree this festive season you've nothing to put all the presents under. So here's our Ch i hi f i.

Gower Fresh Christmas 1 Trees A range of Christmas trees which come pre-cut or you can wander among those left standing and pick your own to fell.

One of their prize specimens also once stood proud in Number 10 Downing Street's drawing room. Where: Poundffald Farm, Three Crosses, Swansea, SA4 3PB.

Phone: 01792 872 094 or 07811 949 239.

2 Ty Cerrig Christmas Tree Farm Having grown trees for themselves and their family since 2006, the folk here decided to give others pining for locally-sourced Christmas trees a chance to get involved too. Now with around 16,000 on their hands, there's always plenty to pick from, including Nordmann Fir, Blue Spruce and Scots Pine. Where: Ty Cerrig Maerdy Newydd, Bonvilston, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6TR.

Phone: 01446 327337 or 07999 573997.

3 Glamorgan Christmas Trees This family-owned pick-your-own Christmas tree plantation between Cowbridge and Cardiff is well stocked with fresh pre-cut Norway Spruce and Nordmann trees, as well as rooted Norway Spruce, all of which are known for their needle retaining abilities.

So you won't have to hoover quite as much after the big day.

Where: Chapel Lane, Peterstonsuper-Ely, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6LG/Star Lane, Capel Llaniltern, Llantrisant Road near Pentrych. Phone: 01446 760848.

4 Woodfields Nursery A semi-rural garden centre/ nursery, on offer are plenty of precut, pot-grown Christmas trees - all of which are available from late November/early December. Where: Twyn Road, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7EW.

Phone: 01443 814241.

5 Clearwell Farm With 7,000 trees to pick from - including Lodgepole Pine, Noble Fir, Nordmann Fir, Norway Spruce and Scotch Pine - this plantation is your one-stop shop for a perfect Christmas.

Where: Michaelston-y-fedw, Cardiff, CF3 6XT.

Phone: 07974474190.

Xmas Fir Trees, Ceredigion 6 This family-run business grows and sells specially-selected, top-quality Christmas trees, from the traditional Norway Spruce to unusual varieties such as the Noble Fir and Lodgepole Pine. Where: Brodawel, Pontsian, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 4UA.

Phone: 01545 590525.

7 Evergreen Christmas Trees Owner Stephen Reynolds has been growing trees for more than 20 years in a unique location high in the hills on the Shropshire Welsh Border.

Fertile soil and high elevation is perfect for Christmas tree produc-tion, resulting in a lack of disease and an early onset of dormancy which ensures far better needle retention.

Where: Black House Farm, Beguildy, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1YU.

Phone: 01547 510346.

8 Cymru Christmas Trees, Carmarthenshire Not only can you select and cut down your own tree, they also offer to recycle it for you after Christmas is done and dusted.

Where: Llanddarog, Carmarthen, SA32 8AW.

Phone: 01558 669128 or 07710 380010.

Xmas Tree 2U After decades in the business 9 this family-run business certainly knows its Fraser Fir from its Noble Fir - all of which are fresh cut to order and delivered to your door. This company is a member of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association and also supplies trees wholesale to businesses UK wide. Where: Pen Lan Farm, Llangollen, LL20 7BU.

Phone: 01978 860745.

10 Gwynedd Christmas Trees The trees here range from three to 16 feet in height, including many that hang on to their pesky pines for that little, but all important, bit longer.

They've also just introduced a click and reserve service for those who want to pick their tree from the comfort of their own home. Where: Seiont Nurseries, Pontrug, Caernarfon / Tesco Roundabout in Bangor.

Phone: 07766 114651.

11 Berry Hill Fruit Farm With trees available from November 24, this easily accessible farm - just off junction 28 of the M4 - has been making people's festive season for 30 years now.

Selling mainly the non-needle drop Nordman variety and the Norway Spruce (give it plenty of water and you won't have to pick too much of it out of the carpet), they've thousands of pre-cut examples from which to choose. Where: Coedkernew, Newport, Monmouthshire, NP10 8UD.

Phone: 01633 681590.
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