Christmas is just around the corner and many people will already be turning their attention towards decorating their home.

While an artificial tree is great, there’s nothing like the smell and look of a real tree.

Here are some fantastic places across Lancashire to buy your own real Christmas tree- as well as some advice about how to dispose of it afterwards:

1. Dove Syke Nursery
Address: Eaves Hall Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire

If you want a real tree that has been lovingly grown and cared for, then look no further than the trees at Dove Sky Nursery.

While they are a small nursery, their trees are great quality and the staff are at hand to answer any questions you have about caring for the trees.

From the popular Nordmann Fir to the more traditional Norway Spruce, there are a variety of trees to choose from here.

This year, they have turned Christmas tree picking into an even more festive event, giving kids the chance to post a letter to Santa.

Their 20 acres of open forest are entirely outdoors making for a perfectly covid-safe space.

Prices range from £30 - £100.

Discover more on their website.

2. Christmas Trees 4 You
Address: Lower White Lee Farm, Barrowford Road, Burnley

This company describe themselves as one of the North West’s leading real Christmas tree retailers.

There are a variety of lush trees to choose from including Nordmann Firs, Scotch Pines and Fraser Firs and prices range from £41 - £78.

They also sell faux wreaths and decorations.

3. British Christmas Tree Company
Where: Meadcroft, Clitheroe Road, Whalley

A spokesperson said: “Our company has been retailing and wholesaling premium quality fresh British grown tress, both cut and pot grown all over the UK since 1997

“Our aim is always to provide all our customers a first class, fast and efficient service, whether they are large or small.

“Quality is paramount to us and we guarantee all are Christmas trees are as fresh as they possibly can be. ​

“Trees can be delivered, or can be offered on a collection basis also. We offer one of the widest ranges of varieties anywhere of Christmas trees, both cut and pot grown encompassing all sizes.”

Tree types include: Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir, Norway Spruce, Lodgepole Pine, Blue Spruce, Noble Fir and the Korean Fir.

Prices start at £30 and they have areound 1000 trees on site. 

Visit the company website to learn more.

4. Cliviger Christmas Trees
Address: Higher Red Lees Farm, Red Lees Road, Burnley, BB10 4RF

This company will be open as usual from 27 November right up until Christmas Eve – but this year they are operating from an indoor barn on the car park.

They have a huge selection of Christmas trees and wreaths on display.

Prices range from £15-£175.

Keep up-to-date with the company on their website.

5. Joseph Noblett Christmas Trees
Address: Barkers Farm, Preston Road, Chorley

Their company website reads: “As leading Christmas tree suppliers, we stock a vast range of Christmas trees.

“We can offer your Christmas tree store Nordmann Fir, Fraser Fir, Lodge Pole Pine, Norway Spruce, Omorika, potted trees, pot grown trees and many more. We cut all of our Christmas trees as late as possible to maximise freshness for Christmas.”

Prices range from £8.50-£90.

Visit their website to learn more.

6. Giltrees Christmas Tree Farm
Address: The Cottage, 26 Liverpool Road, Bickerstaffe, Nr Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 0EG

A spokesperson said: “Giltrees was founded in 1965 by Mr O C Giller, and is still run today by the same family, employing mainly family members and people within the local area.

“Our trees are grown right here in Lancashire, as well as on our 300 acre forest in the Scottish Highlands, where we plant two trees for every one we cut!

"We specialise in Nordman fir, Lodgepole Pine and Fraser Fir planting only the very best quality seedlings to ensure we get a Premium quality tree.”

Want to learn more? Visit their website.

7. Lawns Farm at Christmas
Address: Lawns Farm, Ballam Road, Lytham St Annes

This Christmas tree farm is open right now – and some local businesses have already requested some 15-25ft trees from the farm.

All trees are home grown and fresh cut. All order sizes are available with delivery also for a small fee.

Find out more and place your order via their Facebook page.

8. Blackburn Christmas Trees, Witton Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn

You can choose your own Christmas tree, wreath or garland here. 

On Friday 3 December they will also be hosting their own Santa's Grotto complete with real reindeer and an elf experience.

Prices start from £35. 

To order your tree or find out more, visit the company's Facebook page.

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.

Another option is to take it to your local recycling centre.

Are you planning to buy a real Christmas tree this year? Let us know in the comments.